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“Soho tour was the highlight of our Trip!”

April 20th, 2015
As a small and local New York business, Shop Gotham truly values feedback from our guests. A very special thank you to Harriet from the UK for sharing her Soho and Nolita Shopping Tour experience on TripAdvisor and giving us a 5 Star Review. We hope to shop with you next time you visit NYC!

Reviewed April 3, 2015

“Guide was FABULOUS! Even with 6 other guests along, she Catered to our interests and was very knowledgeable about the area. We were given a great map and it was suggested we use it to mark places we wanted to return to, which turned out to be an excellent tip. A couple of English stores have just arrived to NYC and we especially enjoyed those. The time goes very fast, so plan to stick around after and make time to go back to the street vendor selling one of kind, beautiful things on Prince and Mulberry. Great program.”

Harriet M, Visited March 2015

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Spring Trends to Shop

February 9th, 2015

Good news to report regarding Spring, sunshine and warm weather- the groundhog spotted his shadow. Predicative of early onset Spring and an end in sight for snow, rain (pure gloom) and cold, which we couldn’t be more grateful for! What we are really looking forward to, however, is new Spring 2015 fashion and trends. Here are a few of our favorite Spring trends to incorporate while shopping and when packing for your visit to NYC in the upcoming months:

  • Sporty Minimalism

  • Fringe and Bohemian


  • High Necklines and Statement Earrings

  • Gingham and “Blooming” Prints

  • 1970’s Nostalgia

  • Exposed Shoulders

What to wear when visiting NYC this January

January 14th, 2015
If you are visiting NYC this month and are wondering what to pack-keep it simple! Trends this winter are easy to wear and simple to pair together, lot’s of solid basic colors and loose silhouettes. Our outfit “go to’s” for spot on chic city fashion that is easy to wear in the city, listed from head to toe:

  • Hats are huge this winter! Whether you prefer a long black beanie, colorful knit hat with a fur pompom (our personal fav), extravagant fur aviator, fedora, felt floppy, etc-this trend will keep you just as cozy as it will chic.
  • Sunglasses-we promise, you will want to shield your precious eyeballs from the whipping winds of NYC.
  • Long, camel colored coat styles. Mirroring a slight “bathrobe effect” coats are oversized and loose hanging.
  • Sweaters are either cropped or long in styles, such as cape styles or old school “sweater dress” looks (just make sure the sweater is not form fitting if it is on the longer side-longer sweaters require movement of ease: slits, zippers, elbow holes, etc!) Soft cashmere & wool blends will be sure to keep you warm and fashionable!
  • Cropped denim-whether the bottoms are rolled or slim fitting and showing a little bit of ankle-these are a must! Slightly high waist (just under belly button) are in; in either leather black, denim black, light faded blue, dark wash or ox blood colors! Pull out your 90’s denim, it’s perfect.
  • With freezing weather on the docket, and the expectation that you must walk everywhere in the city, a solid comfortable boot is a must! Knee, over the knee, calf, ankle-any of the above are a stylish addition to top off your look. Skip the snow boots, we’ve only had 2 snow storms so far, both of which turned to rain and washed away within 24 hours.

If you have any questions or need fashion advice, tweet at us! @shopgotham

Last Minute Gift Idea

December 24th, 2014
It’s Christmas Eve! Do you have your presents in a row or are you looking for last minute gift ideas? We have a solution for you if you need a quick gift solution: gift certificates are available for Shop Gotham Shopping Tours and they are guaranteed to be enjoyed!
Need ideas for a group but don’t feel like shopping for individual gifts? Book a private VIP shopping tour with Shop Gotham, all you have to tell us is what you and your friends like to buy and we will handle the rest! Our shopping experts hand select each private designer showroom based off of your requests and set up appointments for an afternoon full of wholesale shopping, exclusive to Shop Gotham.
For more information: info@shopgotham.com
CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN…..8 HOURS, 20 MINUTES!!!!

Holiday Windows in NYC

November 18th, 2014

Holiday Windows are popping up at our favorite retailers throughout the city-the best time of year. It’s like visiting an outdoor fashion museum, but for free! Join the fun and excitement this holiday season, grab a coffee, take a stroll & enjoy the Holiday Windows along Fifth Avenue.

An ideal afternoon: Start with us, Shop Gotham, in the historical Garment District. Our fashionable and chic tour guides will navigate you through the city’s ultimate shopping mecca: private wholesale designer showrooms and plentiful designer sample sales. Since you will be in the “holiday shopping spirit” after all of your fab purchases on our tour, pop over to Bryant Park for a quick lunch break. Check out the Winter Village shops at Bryant Park and ice skating rink as well, it’s quite the social scene! Pop over towards 5th Avenue and walk (slowly) uptown towards Central Park @59th St and “window shop” into the sunset!!

4 New Partner Showrooms

November 10th, 2014

Just in time for holidays 2014, we have added 4 new showrooms for our dedicated shopping fashionista’s. Whether you are in your 20’s, 70’s or somewhere between, you will get to shop for gorgeous quality apparel and accessories at wholesale and then can proudly say you bought them in NYC, in the heart of the legendary Garment Center. Shop Gotham wholesale “insider” shopping tours will run until December 19th this year.

And don’t forget, sample sale season is finally here! The only time us girls can get the chance to purchase one of a kind main stream designer apparel and accessories at 80-90% off of the retail price that you would find in a store. We make 1-2 sample sale stops in addition to our private showroom stops on each Garment District tours, depending on the day/location of current sales. A few big designer sales to look for this month:

Alexis Bittar, Tibi, Vivienne Tam, Botkier, Helmut Lang, Haute Hippie, Rebecca Minkoff, Shoshanna, Lulu Frost


Chic Boohoo Pop-Up in Soho

November 3rd, 2014

Check out this new amazing SoHo Pop-up @boohoo !! Boohoo.com opened their pop-up shop (462 W Broadway between Prince and Houston Sts) in SoHo until Nov 14. The sale consists of 2 floors, both men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, prices ranging between $20 – $60. Super chic items & extremely affordable prices-exactly what SoHo is lacking.

Boohoo will be hosting a number of music events & blogger meet-and-greets over the next few weeks as well! (you can see the schedule here).

Open 11-7 every day until Nov 14 @ 462 W Broadway, New York NY
Find out more information here: BooHoo Pop Up!

“Sample Sale Season” is Approaching

October 25th, 2013

In the fashion savvy shopping world, we are amping up (and saving up) because sample sale season is right around the corner! From mid November to December, New York City feautres the sample sales we wait for all year long. A chance to purchase couture and designer pieces that you could never afford- the ultimate designer deals and shopping mania are worth waiting for. Last years highlights inclue: Alexander Wang, Armani, Anna Sui, Rebecca Minkoff, Theory, Noir, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Yumi Kim, Botkier, Rag & Bone, Derek Lam, Lela Rose. Join us on a Garment Center Tour and celebrate Sample Sale Season with us; you will shop our private showrooms at wholesale prices & the best sample sales of the year!

Sample sales during the holiday season

September 23rd, 2013

After working hard all year, it is a major relief to know that you can still save on your holiday shopping in NYC. There are many deals to discover with this holiday season approaching. Our Garment Center shopping tour is not only a great holiday gift in itself, but also a fun and dollar saving way to shop for your loved ones this season! You can access appointment-only designer showrooms and shop at wholesale, and shop the sample sales happening within the area as well. Accompanied by our wonderful fashion savvy guides, holiday shopping in NYC with Shop Gotham is a breeze!

What to expect: Garment Center tour in August

July 30th, 2013

Are  you looking for end of summer blow out sale items and sample pieces? Perhaps you’d like to gain a sneak peek at upcoming fall trends and shop these items at wholesale? Either way, the Garment Center tour has got you covered! If you are looking for something fun to do in NYC this summer, August is a wonderful time to take a shopping tour with Shop Gotham. Seasonal transition means lots of merchandise for a variety of shopping.