Category Archives: Daily Tips

Stilettos to the Wayside, Hello Comfort!

June 16th, 2014
Ladies, we are loving the trend of comfortable footwear more than ever right now. Seriously, it is the best thing that could have happened within the cycle of recent fashion. From pointy flats and high top sneaks to oxfords, slip ons and printed espadrilles..it’s all about the FLATS! Effortlessly chic, simple and easy to wear.
This is good news to those aiming to look stylish on their visit to New York, because as we all know, New York=lots of walking. Join any of our Shop Gotham tours- whether it be 3 hours of shopping in private designer wholesale showrooms in the Garment District or 2 1/2 hours of shopping in Soho/Nolita within downtown Manhattan-we deliver the ultimate shopping “experience” to all of our clients and tours are conducted entirely on foot! Looking fashionable doesn’t have to kill your feet; dress comfortable and fashion forward for your trip to NYC. Summertime tip- slip on a printed dress and sneakers-you’re good to go!

Summertime looks, runway shots, inspiration and styling ideas:




Chic NYC Prom Dress Boutiques & Shops for Teens

April 9th, 2014

If you are coming to NYC to shop for prom, or another notable occasion that requires a special dress, we can direct you. Shop Gotham recommends the following teen boutiques and shops-for the girl who wants to shop  for a unique and gorgeous dress in New York City.

#shopgotham


Prom 2014: Your NYC Shopping Guide

  • Century 21 ***Zac Posen dresses spotted over the weekend. Inventory comes in continually!

Lincoln Center: 1972 Broadway (btwn 66th & 67th St)

212-518-2121

  • BCBG ***Herve Leger sold at this location!!

461 Fifth Ave (btwn 40th & 41st St)

212-991-9777

  • RK Bridal

318 West 39th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave)

212-947-1155

Email: info@rkbridal.com

  • Dress Empire

224 w 35th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

212-292-8888

  • Gramercy Project

240 Third Ave (btwn 19th & 20th St)

212-533-4017

  • Limpasse Inc. ***Design your own dress, bring your own design or ideas and they will work with you

29 W 8th St (btwn 5th Ave & Mac Dougal St) 

212-533-3255

  • Yumi Kim

105 Stanton St (btwn Ludlow & Essex St)

212-420-5919

  • Reformation

156 Ludlow St (btwn Rivington & Stanton St)

646-448-4925

  • Prom Outfitters

1001 Flatbush Ave (btwn Albemarle Rd & Regent Pl), Brooklyn

718-412-1968

Chic NYC Prom Dress Boutiques & Shops for Teens

April 9th, 2014

If you are coming to NYC to shop for prom, or another notable occasion that requires a special dress, we can direct you. Shop Gotham recommends the following teen boutiques and shops-for the girl who wants to shop  for a unique and gorgeous dress in New York City.

#shopgotham


Prom 2014: Your NYC Shopping Guide

  • Century 21 ***Zac Posen dresses spotted over the weekend. Inventory comes in continually!

Lincoln Center: 1972 Broadway (btwn 66th & 67th St)

212-518-2121

  • BCBG ***Herve Leger sold at this location!!

461 Fifth Ave (btwn 40th & 41st St)

212-991-9777

  • RK Bridal

318 West 39th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave)

212-947-1155

Email: info@rkbridal.com

  • Dress Empire

224 w 35th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

212-292-8888

  • Gramercy Project

240 Third Ave (btwn 19th & 20th St)

212-533-4017

  • Limpasse Inc. ***Design your own dress, bring your own design or ideas and they will work with you

29 W 8th St (btwn 5th Ave & Mac Dougal St) 

212-533-3255

  • Yumi Kim

105 Stanton St (btwn Ludlow & Essex St)

212-420-5919

  • Reformation

156 Ludlow St (btwn Rivington & Stanton St)

646-448-4925

  • Prom Outfitters

1001 Flatbush Ave (btwn Albemarle Rd & Regent Pl), Brooklyn

718-412-1968

Savoring Savored

October 16th, 2012

Have you heard about savored.com?  It’s one of New York City locals’ best-kept secrets.  On savored.com, you can get discounts at NYC restaurants every night.  And not just one restaurant running a single discount, a la Living Social or Groupon.  You get your choice of cuisine, choice of locale, choice of price range… so what are you waiting for?  Dine like a local without paying full price!  It’s the perfect addition to your NYC experience.

Shop Gotham's Store Pick of the week- Back

October 13th, 2010

Have you noticed that every season you start to see the same styles appearing in every store? Well Shop Gotham has just the cure! BACK, located at 230 Mulberry Street in Nolita, offers a well edited selection of French and Italian designs for women really looking for that great style that no one else has.  We at Shop Gotham highly recommend this store and know you will enjoy it as much as we did! Please visit www.shopgotham.com for more great picks and to join us for one of our tours.

Shop Gotham’s Store Pick of the week- Back

October 13th, 2010

Have you noticed that every season you start to see the same styles appearing in every store? Well Shop Gotham has just the cure! BACK, located at 230 Mulberry Street in Nolita, offers a well edited selection of French and Italian designs for women really looking for that great style that no one else has.  We at Shop Gotham highly recommend this store and know you will enjoy it as much as we did! Please visit www.shopgotham.com for more great picks and to join us for one of our tours.

Calling all Fashionistas!

September 14th, 2010

Military fashion is not a new trend, however fall 2010 will see a new and evolved military look.  These looks focus on functionality and utility and continue to spice up fall fashion trends for young fashionistas.  Fashion experts have indicated that ARMY GREEN is the new color and SHEARLING is the new fabric. The new piece for fall and winter is the MILITARY JACKET worn with style and confidence.  Come on down to www.shopgotham.com to get more tips and fashion perks.

a Day in the Life of Shop Gotham: Uniglo and +J – steal the show

February 19th, 2010

So… we at Shop Gotham recently took some major fashion magazine editors shopping. Would love to drop names but  alas, cannot. Suffice it to say, these stylin’ gals have seen it all and then some. They had just come from the top 2010 fashion “shows” in Bryant Park, have been courted directly by all important designers and likely over time received plentiful freebies. So we hit some of the uberfab independents in NYC.  Yes, they loved Kirna Zabete, Deco Jewels, and Opening Ceremony. But where did they drop their $?? At UNIGLO!!! They were pumped up about the new + J line (Jil Sander), specifically the black jackets in 3 lengths, which are oh so Prada reminiscent, but a mere $79- $99. Who would have thunk?   www.shopgotham.com

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3 Reasons NYC Rocks

November 13th, 2009

1)Even if you cant afford one item at Bergdorf Goodman, anyone can wander in and almost always spot a celeb. Last week Kelsey Grammer and wife spotted in shoe dept.  PS. Fine dept stores are also very useful for their lovely bathrooms.

2)Street Vendors in Soho.  Some of the best authentic jewelry, hats, art & whatnot are sold on the streets of Soho. Talented folks without the overhead of stores, create and sell edgy & trendy at a fraction of the stores’ prices. TIP: The exception is those located on Broadway. These vendors sell the mass merch shipped in overseas.

3)Because some of the best music can be heard in the subways.

Shop Gotham shopping tours. www.shopgotham.com
 gra.mer spoted w wife at BG better shoes, shout out to Conrans for bathroom stuff & other cool kitch – give link /address – new subject: shout out?

Vintage Favorite for Teens

October 18th, 2009

vintage dressVintage apparel is genuinely hot in NYC. Lots of it and sought-after. But… depending on the neighborhood, it can be mighty pricey for “used goods”. If your teen is bent on checking out NYC vintage wearables, head directly to Zachary’s Smile. Part vintage “inspired”, part real deal, its not “designer laden”, but it does have cool and price appropriate duds with a big nod to the 70’s.  Recently, they have added a basement area; most items under $29 bucks. We like the Soho/Noho locale:  Zachary’s Smile 317 Lafayette (btw Houston & Bleeker)

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