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What to Wear in NYC in April 2017 for REGULAR Women

March 30th, 2017

Ah . .the daunting question for all travelers. What to pack, what to wear. Especially when visiting a stylish city like New York.

If you have a little style in you, but like most women, do Not follow all the fashion “ins” of each season or run out to replace your  wardrobe at the first hint of a new season, here is a fool proof and simple packing list for April in NYC. (for age 30 –  80)

Women in NYC try to bring some style to their outings. Baggy shorts and Nikes are never in style here. Either are dresses several inches above the knee unless you are in your 20’s with killer legs.

How to Wear Florals If You're Not a Girly-Girl

Temps are in typically in the 60’s. Much sun but also expect and prepare for a couple of days of scattered rain

For Daytime:  
ACTIVITY: Shopping, Museum perusing, Central Park strolling, casual lunching, taking in an iconic site, touring
WEAR: Platform sneakers, well fitting current jeans, long sleeve cotton top, leather jacket, fedora
ACTIVITY: Broadway Matinee, Nice lunch
WEAR: Well fitting jeans, short boots, nice top, jean jacket

For Evening
ACTIVITY: Early or late dinner, Broadway Show
WEAR: Cropped jeans,  booties with stacked heel, nice top and well fitting current blazer
ACTIVITY: Chic restaurant
WEAR: Floral dress with jean jacket and heeled booties OR
Cropped jeans, off the shoulder top (if you are able) OR jumpsuit with jean jacket and heels

Want to Shop while here? www.shopgotham.com for new. chic. wholesale and other perks

photo credit: http://www.instyle.com/


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Our Top NYC Picks Of The Month

May 18th, 2016

Our Top NYC Picks Of The Month

It goes without saying that New York City can be overwhelming. Here at Shop Gotham, we not only want to take you on the best shopping tours in the city, but we also want you to see things that are off the beaten—things only New Yorkers would know. Each month we will bring to you our Top picks of the city; whether they are places to visit, top tips and general advice that will help make your trip to the world’s greatest city, one to remember. Here it goes:

  1. Brandy’s Piano Bar, E 84th Street: An evening at a quaint bar is the perfect follow up to a shopping tour with us! Brandy’s Piano Bar on the Upper East Side is as old as New York but still makes for a fabulous evening of entertainment. Sing out loud with wonderfully talented broadway folks and enjoy a lovely drink while you are there. It certainly keeps the crowds coming! Visit: http://brandyspianobar.com/brandys1
  2. Link phone charging stations: Link have teamed up with the city to bring you very convenient charging stations. No need to worry about making sure your battery is full! You will be ready to Instagram your amazing day in the city in no time once you pitstop at one of these.4-1
  3. Alex Bittar Jewelry Sample Sale: Known for awe-inspiring costume and fine jewelry, be sure to make it down to the Alex Bittar sample sale this week on 20 W 36th St. Thurs-Sun 10am-7pm.
  4. Lace it up! Our favorite spring/summer trend is in full swing. We cannot get enough of lace-up flats—the perfect shoe to wear whilst exploring the city all day and still looking completely stylish. These are a must have! Glamour tells us more: Lace Up Flats SS166c6dea689d13043aecdf1854a9e19aba-1

Until next week,

Shop Gotham x

Plan your New York City trip in advance

April 9th, 2016

Plan your New York City trip in advance

Planning ahead when visiting NYC is key. We’re not just talking about a few weeks in advance, but sometimes months or even a year! There are so many amazing events and organizations to see while you are here that it’s best to do your research in advance. Why you ask? So you don’t miss out on amazing events such as the Women in the World Summit, that we attended earlier this week.

Organized by journalist Tina Brown and in its seventh year, this three-day summit introduced several dozen inspiration women who are leaders or doing the kind of important work we should all know about. Shop Gotham was present at this extraordinary event at Lincoln Center and found it to be a must do in NYC.

Speakers included: Ayaan Ali Hirsi, a leader in the voice against the hardship of Islamic Laws on women, Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, Mindy Kaling, the actor and comedian, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Thomas Friedman, Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, the International Monetary Fund and many others.

If you are planning to come to NYC in 2017, we encourage you to really plan ahead to attend this summit and be prepared to be enlightened and inspired.

For more information click here.

See some pics we captured from the event below:

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Above: Entrance to the summit at Lincoln Center 

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Above: Savannah Gurthrie interviewing Laura Bush, Barbara Bush Jr., Jenna Hager Bush

Mother & Daughter Holiday Shopping New York City 2015

November 25th, 2015

Moms and daughters always have a ball on Shop Gotham’s Garment Center “insider” Shopping Tours. Multigenerational stylish clothing and accessories, Wholesale prices, A chance to meet designers in their studios/showrooms

Come join us!
www.shopgotham.com for details and schedules

 

 

Mother & Daughter Holiday Shopping New York City 2015

November 25th, 2015

Moms and daughters always have a ball on Shop Gotham’s Garment Center “insider” Shopping Tours. Multigenerational stylish clothing and accessories, Wholesale prices, A chance to meet designers in their studios/showrooms

Come join us!
www.shopgotham.com for details and schedules

Its Sample Sale Season and Shop Gotham knows what is what and what is Where

November 14th, 2015

Join us in November and December for high season Designer Sample Sales, which people come from all over the world to shop .Shop Gotham knows their way around this world. What is worthwhile and what to skip.

Shop for yourself or for gifts. there is nothing like it!

Last tours are December 18th: the clock is ticking

Check out Shop Gotham’s Garment Center tours. http://www.shopgotham.com/daily-new-york-shopping-tours.php

The famed Plaza Hotel Tea Room re-opens today

October 17th, 2014

Want to feel transported for a couple hours? The Plaza Hotel tea hour in the Palm Court reopens today after a a full renovation. In addition to the typical tea fare of scones and mini crustless cucumber sandwhiches, lobster rolls and other delightful items have been added. $50- $65 for the service, but this is a treat worth trying.

A Shop Gotham shopping tour will most certainly cap off this most decadently delightful day
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Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel

 

Labor Day Weekend in NYC. Now here is something cool to do. Film & Opera outside

August 29th, 2014

Catch an evening of The Metropolitan Opera 2014 Summer HD Festival at Lincoln Center. Outdoors on the front steps of Lincoln Center, a more glorious setting there cannot be. Films and rebroadcasts of Met Operas. Over by Sept 1 , so hurry on over and get there early.

  • Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
    Saturday, August 30, 8 pm
    James Levine conducts Donizetti’s beloved comedy, with Anna Netrebko leading the cast as Norina. Mariusz Kwiecien is the resourceful Doctor Malatesta, Matthew Polenzani is Ernesto, Norina’s lover, and John Del Carlo sings the title role.
    Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
    (Original transmission: Saturday, November 13, 2010)

    Massenet’s Werther
    Sunday, August 31, 8 pm
    Jonas Kaufmann stars as the tortured poet of the title in Massenet’s adaptation of Goethe, as seen in Richard Eyre’s new production. Sophie Koch sings Charlotte and Alain Altinoglu conducts.
    Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes
    (Original transmission: Saturday, March 15, 2014)

    Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
    Monday, September 1, 7:45 pm
    Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien are Tatiana and Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance, opposite Piotr Beczala as Lenski. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts Deborah Warner’s new production, which opened the Met’s 2013–14 season.
    Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
    (Original transmission: Saturday, October 5, 2013)

Why Bother Visiting Central Park when in NYC?

August 5th, 2014

You come from a town with its own lovely parks, so you say to yourself, why waste my previous NYC visit on yet another? When I can be taking in Broadway shows, trying out the infinite choices of cuisine, seeing the landmarks I have seen only in the movies and shopping in the greatest shopping mecca in the world?

Because Central Park is worth a visit. 7 miles of respite and eye candy for the local and traveler. It seems as if every inch was choreographed for something wondrous to behold. So grab a camera , a pair of comfortable shoes and picnic blanket and make sure to take a break from the excitement of NYC in a honk-free zone.