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2017 NYC Holiday Sample Sale Season and What is a Sample Sale

October 26th, 2017
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Fall 2017 Apparel Garment District

The ABC’s of New York City Sample Sales

As the peak season approaches each year, we try to enlighten our readers with the What, Why and How of Sample Sales.

Once upon a time, designers sold their handful of sample size items at the end of the year. These are the individual pieces shown to store buyers. Some make it to full production, some do not.  Typically, these are size 2, 4 or 6. That was then, this is now

Now, sample sales are BIG business and one can expect big inventory. All seasonal overstock in ALL sizes as well as those coveted one-off samples, are offered at Massive discount. This is an opportunity to buy often unaffordable clothing and accessories at very affordable prices. Or to chase down the designer names you love. or to simply shop for cool stuff. Essential to know: Must get to Sample Sale on its First day open!

In New York City, the apex of the 2017 sample sale season is November 13 to December 15.

Shop Gotham knows what is what and what is where. Come join us for private access to designer showrooms to shop at wholesale followed by a roster of all the best sample sales in town. Forget the Department Stores. This is oh so much chicer.

Here are but a few names we are excited about. Starting in NOV

Zadig & Voltaire
Parker NYC
3.1 Philip Lim
Tracey Reese
Marc Jacobs
Pas de Calais

 

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Teens Shop at Half Price. Spring 2017. SoHo NYC

March 19th, 2017

Have we got a TREAT and a DEAL for your shopping crazed Teen.

In March and April, teens can come at half price on Shop Gotham’s Friday and Saturday Soho & Nolita Chic Boutiques shopping tours. with the purchase of one full price ticket. More money for on trend spring clothes!

Shopping Deals March and April on Shop Gotham SoHo & NoLita Shopping Tours

To book, www.shopgotham.com. SPECIAL Booking code: halfteen

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Private NYC Shopping Tours for the Whole Family. Teens and Moms

March 16th, 2017
Spring break in NYC. Family shopping affair

 

NYC Shopping is exhilerating and a spectacular way to spend some family time.   This family celebrating Spring Break in March 2017 conquered SoHo & NoLita with the help of their fashionable guide.

For information on our 3 Hour Private Custom Shopping Tours,
Private 3 Hour Shopping Tours.  

WHAT IS A SAMPLE SALE

November 1st, 2016

WHAT IS A SAMPLE SALE? you ask.

All fashion designers create more items than they will sell each season(overstock). They also create individual pieces each season for the buyers to look at (samples)

At the end of the season, they like to sell off these items at a deep discount (Sample Sales!)sample-sale-sign

While once upon a time, these items were just in sample slzes (typically something small), now one can find all range of sizes.

Holiday time in NYC is simply a bonanza of Sample Sales with a dozen to 2 dozen each day from mid-november to mid-december. Not only can one score from exciting brands you know. but its a great opportunity to uncover new ones. And the prices! EXPECT far better than the Department Store sales.

Sample Sale Season in NYC is Upon us!

November 1st, 2016

Yep, holiday season is soon here and shopping in NYC can be exhilerating.

But if you are aching to try something other than the department stores with their caffeine heavy perfume sprayers, we suggest you flock to the Sample Sales, where Designer apparel and accessories can be found at ALL levels and at DEEP Discounts.

From mid- November to mid – December, you can count on at least a dozen worthwhile ones each day. And Shop Gotham knows what’s what and what is where.

While Gift Buying is necessary, Personal Shopping is more FUN! Come join us

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NYC designer SAMPLE SALE SEASON is soon upon us

October 23rd, 2016

NYC designer SAMPLE SALE SEASON is soon upon us! While no one is quite ready for holiday shopping, NYC Sample Sales are a bonanza of fun to look forward to (especially for personal shopping!)

The  season” officially kicks off November 14th and continues robustly through December 16th. Each day one can expect 12 -20 excellent options for women’s apparel and accessories at exceptional discounts.

NOW: here is what matters. Every Guest on our Garment Center “insider” Shopping tour  receives a comprehensive list of all of the worthwhile Sample Sales. And we know what is what, After you have shopped with us and fully enjoyed our Exclusive Access to Wholesale pricing, you can continue to power shop on your own. Now that’s the way to “do” NYC.
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What to Expect on a NYC Teen Shopping Program with Shop Gotham

July 1st, 2016

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What to Expect on a NYC Sweet 16 or Teen Shopping Program with Shop Gotham

Teens love to shop.  Indeed they do. On a recent Shop Gotham program in SoHo/Nolita12 teens from Cleveland returned home with bags ablaze with goodies and certainly no one broke the bank or worse, angered their parents!

They commenced their day at an indoor market for young indie designers.  30 designers under one roof offer everything from leather jackets to candles.

Then on to 8 more NYC cool stores which offered selections the girls could not find at home.

Along the way, their fashionable guide regaled them with stories about the area  of Soho and Nolita – once a thriving art community, shared fashion tips, helped select pieces which were just right for the season and pointed out where celebrities live.

The 3 hours concluded with special cupcakes for the honoree from a famous tv bakery

Shop Gotham Sweet 16’s are available all year round for the lucky shopper. For details, see www.shopgotham.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting NYC the Week of May 30 to June 3? Here are 3 Things not to Miss

May 30th, 2016

STARS in the ALLEY, Friday, June 3, 12:30pm, Celebrate Broadway with exciting performances by over 30 shows.  Outside on Shubert Alley.  Pre-Tony awards!

Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale, May 31- June 5, 260 Fifth Avenue (Between 28th & 29th Streets), 10- 6 daily

 Pitbull free in Central Park, June 3

PHOTO: Ariana Grande attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles | Recording artist Pitbull poses backstage on April 3, 2016 in Houston | Recording artist Jason Derulo at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, Calif.