Soho & Nolita is on Sale

January 25th, 2010

Still craving winter duds? Shop Gotham’s Soho & Nolita shopping tour will take you to the VERY BEST sales! Add in exclusive discounts, and this makes for a very satisfying shopping excursion. Saturdays at 11:00 am, January and February. (FRI, SAT & SUN, rest of the year)

Garment Center Low Season Discount – last Few Weeks

January 25th, 2010

If  are you coming to NYC in January or February 2010, you may want to take advantage of Shop Gotham’s low season discount on Garment Center “insider” shopping tours.

Save 15% and then score big at private Wholesale designer showrooms. Fabulous coats, cashmere sweaters, hats, cool scarves, boots,  handbags etc.

Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00am


Garment Center Shopping Tour Review

January 21st, 2010

A shoppers delight (domestic visitor): Rating: 5 stars

“Myself [ 54 ] , daughter [ 24 ] and daughter-in-law took the shopping tour in the garment district. After spending 4 days shopping, we were’nt very excited to go on a shopping tour! But what a successful trip it was! Our guide was awesome and had loads of information, including suggesting some places to go after in other areas. We went to six very different designer showrooms.which had a varied selection of products and each of us found lots of things. I would reccomend it!.”


NYC Student Tours

January 16th, 2010

Do your student groups crave fashion industry knowledge and access? Shop Gotham has the programs for them, as only to be found in NYC. For information on NYC Student programs, email 


What to Wear When Visiting NYC Winter 2010

January 13th, 2010

New Yorkers know the secret to winter is chic comfort.  Its been cold and drab, a perfect fitting for the black and grey apparel featured this year. All one sees is coats, hats and boots, so it doesn’t matter much what lies beneath if you plan on mostly walking the city. 

Although snow has already come and gone (and likely to come again),  gals should pack both rubber soled and chic boots. Assuming you will stop for a great meal, cocktail or some lengthy indoor shopping, leather or suede boots high in length, low in heel are the chicest and most practical choice.   Big bubble-like coats are never in style here. Better to bring a more tailored option and layer up beneath. Dresses with leggings and bold jewelry? Sure, if you are in your 20’s and going “clubbing?. For everyone else, better to leave them home and opt instead for well-fitting jeans and current sweaters or chic longish tops with a peel-away cardigan.  Jeans are appropriate for almost anything you do in NYC (perhaps not in Le Cirque or a job interview)  

Dont have the right accoutrements? Not to worry. You are coming to the shopping capital of the world. Buy it here. On sale



Nolita unrecognizable

January 13th, 2010

Alas in the last year, there has been so much store turn-over on Mulberry and Elizabeth Sts, that we who troll the streets can’t even keep up.  NYC is exciting in its constant evolution, but there is also something to be said for being able to count on something too. And to witnessing the success of able & imaginative independent. Will Nolita no longer be accessible for them?  We share this with our readers. Comments welcome 


Shoe-In Sample Sale a big score

January 8th, 2010

Occasionally, its worth noting what we uncovered on a shopping tour. On last week’s Garment Center tour, we hit the bi-annual gargantuan Shoe-In Sample Sale. Even though it was Day 3, our 10 guests walked out with 25 pairs of boots/shoes. Timberland, Tory Burch and Michael Kors were the big scores  mostly in the $49 range. NYC Sample Sales rock! even in the winter. Come on aboard with us.


A shout out to Conrans NYC

January 6th, 2010

As we troll the streets generally in search of new compelling fashion outlets, we cant help but stumble into other fab nyc locales. Conrans, a modernist  hub for home decor, accessories and misc kitsch happens to excel at Bathroom furniture & accessories. From unusually shaped medicine cabinets to uber-cool soap holders in organic materials (these you can even pack up on your bag & take home on the plane), its a stop worth making.