June 29th, 2010

Hace you chosen to spend your holiday weekend soaking up Manhattan. Got a little shopping on the brain? Well here is our deal for you today. For ONE DAY only, the Soho & Nolita tour is yours at HALF Price. July 3rd at 11:00am – $18. Code July3. Tours are small; tickets very limited. First come, first served.

Recent Observation – Fashion NYC

June 29th, 2010

While walking on Park Ave. between 50th and 51st street recently at lunch time, I counted 37 men in the exact same outfit! french blue shirt (not even a pattern), grey trousers and a belt. Yes it was hot, so evidently the grey jacket was left behind at the desk. 37 clones. It was a sea of undecernable bodies. I have nothing more to say. Any comments?

Focus on NYC Designer

June 22nd, 2010

There are so many successful designers in NYC, most whose names you will never hear of. On our Shop Gotham shopping tours, we will introduce you to some of them. And commencing today, we will do an occasional spotlight piece, for those of you who never make ot to NYC. Poor souls.

Elizabeth Gillett Elizabeth Gillett began as a trained painter and printmaker. But the story goes that when in college she couldn’t find a replacement for a favorite lost scarf. She designed her own, and within months the same velvet scarf was being sold at Barney’s New York.

 Today 18 yrs later, Elizabeth Gillett’s lines scream femininity with an edge. Of-the-moment scarves in all the right hues and textures, flowing and gauzy wraps, open knit sweaters that hug the body just right for women of all ages. Individual pieces made of unique materials such as tribal printed cottons and wool gauze with sequins and beading, for coverups & lingerie.

A long time New Yorker, Elizabeth is inspired by the sights and sounds of her city including films, museums & friends. We love her items and so will you. Check out Elizabeth Gillett in Neimans, Nordstroms and fine boutiques nation wide. you will be glad you did.


More Reasons NYC Rocks

June 21st, 2010

1)Because Grand Central Station is not only a fabulous architectual structure, but it has AMAZING food options. Catching a train.. no need to pack your snacks ahead of time

2)Because you can stumble into a TV or movie production on any block

3)Because Alicia Keys is playing free in Central Park this Friday.

If we know all this, imagine what we know about Shopping. Take one of Shop Gotham’s shopping tours and get the true inside scoop