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Sample Sale of the Week

March 31st, 2015

If you love bright colored, eccentric and embellished costume jewelry, the sample sale of your dreams has commenced!

This week, the 260 Fifth Avenue sample sale venue (at 29th St) is hosting one of our favorite jewelry designers, Bauble Bar. Located a flew blocks east of the Garment District, 260 Fifth is a short walk from the end point of our Wholesale Garment Center Shopping Tours-which makes this a super convenient stop after your tour finishes!


Shop earrings, rings and the famous, oh so popular, statement necklaces at huge discounts at the Bauble Bar Sample Sale. Word on the street is that stock is being replenished each evening, so there will be a fresh assortment each day. The best part, nothing is priced over $25 (which is basically unheard of at well known and public sample sales).

3/31-4/3 Tue 1pm—8pm; Wed—Thu 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—7pm

#shopgotham #samplesale #shopnyc

“Low-season” Rates: Garment Center Tours

December 18th, 2013
Shopping wholesale in the Garment Center is an exclusive chance to purchase handmade designer pieces at 50-80% off of the price you’d normally find in retail stores. Save on your tour booking and your shopping during the next two months on a Shop Gotham shopping tour!

Shop Gotham is offering lowered rates for Garment Center tours as the winter months ensue. For the months of January and February, enjoy the tour of New York’s Garment District for only $60.
In addition, booking with us directly will save you the “booking fee”
Inquiries to 917.599.6650 or info@shopgotham.com

Fashion Bloggers in Our Showrooms

December 6th, 2013

This week we hosted a group of fashion and beauty bloggers from the local New York area on a Garment Center tour. As it happens, we are in the height of sample sale season. Not only did the bloggers love our wholesale showrooms, but the sample sales we chose for the shopping itinerary that day were also booming! Custom group tours are one of our primary services and we especially love to create itineraries for the fashion savvy! #shopgotham

What to wear when visiting NYC this fall

November 1st, 2013

The weather recently has been a bit wild, ranging from sunny and warm afternoons to chilly windy nights. Our suggestion on dreassing for NYC this fall-wear layers! Not only is layering your outfit a fashion statement, but it allows you flexibility throughout the day and into the evening as the weather changes. Key pieces to incorporate this fall:

  • Hats- Wide rimmed, floppy, colorful, there are so many styles (making this trend work for a wide variety of face shapes accross the board). Hats are “so in” right now, fun to wear, and an easy on/off as weather permits! Try these styles- cloche, bowler, beanie, fedora, beret.
  • Scarves- Offer a little protection to your neck, feel cozy, and look chic! Cashmere, knit, wraps, knotted, tied, infinity…the choices go on and on! Always a statement piece and easy to wear.
  • Cashmere blend socks- Not only are they super warm, comfortable, and able to fit inside your favorite boots- your toes will appreciate the added comfort with all the walking you will be doing in the city.
  • Leather jacket-  The undying NYC trend. Fitted, moto, cropped, embellished- whichever way to want to wear it, these jackets are slimming AND warm.
  • Vests/Capes- These styles have resurfaced from fashion history and are chic when worn correctly! Keep it simple-when using these pieces as your top layer, stick with solid greys, blacks and camel. As for the adventurous, try these fun outerwear trends: leather trim, color fur, herringbone, houndstooth, pinstripes, and Prince of Wales checks. Hoods and high necklines are also ways to ward off the NYC wind.
  • You can find these items on a Shop Gotham shopping tour at discounted prices!

The Full Figured Fashionista’s Shopping Guide

October 1st, 2013

For curvy and full figured women who want to shop while visiting New York City, Shop Gotham has made this daunting challenge a bit more manageable.
Shop Gotham is pleased to now offer a comprehensive and easy to follow Self-Directed Plus Size Shopping Itinerary. If it exists in NYC, it will be here. This emailable guide accompanied by a simple map, identifies approximately 25 shops in Manhattan, Harlem and Brooklyn. Store types range from those which carry staple pieces to luxury boutiques. Lingerie, swimwear and specialty sized shoes are included as well.
Both chain stores and “only in NYC” options are here, with address, hours, phone number, size ranges and brief summary of items and best sellers. Shoppers can pick and choose their destinations or for the ambitious, the entire itinerary can be accomplished in 2 days time, at one’s own pace.
The fee is $32 and can be ordered via email at: info@shopgotham.com with the subject line: Self-Directed Plus Size Shopping Itinerary.

Five Reasons to Love NYC Parks in the Summer!

May 23rd, 2013

New Yorkers earn some serious outdoor time after surviving our long, snowy, wet winters.  So the moment the temperature hits 70, we head to the sidewalk cafes, the waterfront, and especially the parks!  Here are five fantastic reasons to love NYC Parks!

1.  Shakespeare in the Park

From late May to mid August free tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis for these star-studded, only-in-NYC performances.  For once the hottest ticket in town can’t be found on Broadway!  This year the Public Theatre presents Comedy of Errors and a musical version of Love’s Labour’s Lost.  These productions have been known to move to Broadway, so see it this summer (for free) so you can say you saw it first!

2.  Summerstage

City Parks Foundation hosts free concerts in over 750 venues citywide.  But the most popular by far is Summerstage, which brings A-list talent like Adele and the Indigo Girls to Rumsey Playfield, off of West 72nd Street.  These concerts get incredibly crowded, and tickets are almost impossible to get, so check out the Summerstage link and plan your summer accordingly!

3.  HBO Bryant Park Summer Films

The lawn at Bryant Park opens at 5:00 PM, the movies start around 9:00.  Not a space can be found by 6:00 PM, so popular is this NYC summer tradition of free classic movies outdoors.  Pack a picnic, invite good company, and prepare to settle down for a night you won’t forget.  This year’s offerings range from Tootsie to ET.  And it’s all free!

4.  Free Yoga in Bryant Park

Offered twice weekly, this free yoga series provides challenging vinyasa flow to literally hundreds of yogis throughout the City.  For the past ten years, Lululemon Athletica has been sponsoring this event, providing instructors and mats for New Yorkers in need of Zen.  Namaste!

5.  Broadway in Bryant Park

Those reading this blog now see why Bryant Park is quickly becoming the favorite park of the locals!  Every summer Bryant Park hosts hundreds of free events, twice a year they host Fashion Week, and once a year they host a spectacular gift bazaar, complete with a free ice skating rink.  But Broadway in Bryant Park holds a special place for Shop Gotham tour guides, most of whom confess an unadulterated love of musical theatre.  Every Thursday throughout July and August, the most popular Broadway shows perform their biggest hit.  The ONLY way to see Broadway for free!

Columbus Day Weekend – NYC, New York – things to do

September 30th, 2012

Bringing your teens to NYC for Columbus Day Weekend? You know they want to shop! Consider a Soho & Nolita Chic Boutiques shopping tour. Cool indie stores, exclusive discounts fashion trends, NYC shopping!. Fri, Sat, & Sunday mornings. For more information and to book tickets, www.shopgotham.com

 

Things to do in NYC October 2012

September 30th, 2012

After you have shopped til you dropped with a Shop Gotham New York City shopping tour, we recommend you visit the iconic Lincoln Center. See a broadway show such as War Horse, the legendary Metropolitan Opera or The NY philharmonic. Or simply walk the beautiful grounds to get away from the fray of midtown.

Weekly NYC Shopping Tour Deal – Shop Gotham, March 31, 2012

March 26th, 2012
This week’s Deal: 15% off Shop Gotham’s Soho & Nolita Chic Boutiques Shopping Tour. To book at discount: use code: clutch. Tours max at 12 persons so book early! and get a jump on spring clothes at the coolest indie boutiques in the coolest city in the world

A twist on Holiday Gift Certificates – send your woman on a NYC Shopping Tour

November 30th, 2011
If your lady loves to shop, consider a Gift Certificate for a Shop Gotham NYC shopping tour.  Guided groups tours start at $38;  Custom guided Private tours at $355. For more information please visit www.shopgotham.com. Or to order one, please email: info@shopgotham.com or call 917-599-6650.