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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How to Dress in November New York City 2017

October 25th, 2017


 

 


Visiting  NYC in November? here is what to wear

October has been unseasonably warm. Butthat could turn at any time. New York City is ALWAYS casual chic, so pack your Best and Newest Pieces for Broadway, Dinner  and  Day Excursions.

What’s in: Jackets Jackets Jackets. Velvet and Kimono Jackets of all Lengths and Styles. Pair these with Jeans and Cool platform, hightop or embellished sneakers for all Day activities.

DAYTIME:  Jeans, Trendy Sneakers, Leather, Kimono or Velvet Jacket

EVENING: Jeans, Cold Shoulder top (yes they are still in!) Heels and your Velvet or Kimono Jacket

Need one of these Essential pieces? join us on a Shop Gotham shopping tour and we will help you find one!