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Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours
Visting NYC and don’t know what to pack?
Laying Chic is always in style. Bulk drab never is.
Sample Sale Season is Mid November to Mid December
Check out our shopping programs at www.shopgotham.com for of the season trends at gentler prices
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.
Here are but a few names we are excited about. Starting in NOV
Zadig & Voltaire
3.1 Philip Lim
Pas de Calais
With its cobblestone streets and Cast Iron architecture, the SoHo/NoLita neighborhood is worth a full day’s visit. Yes, like much of NY, its becoming “mallified” – big name brands pushing out indie stores- but there is still plenty of interesting shopping and far more. Our recommendation (including our own “plug”:)
1)11am: Pay a visit to THE NEW MUSEUM, for contemporary art in a stunning physical structure.
2)Noon: Lunch at DELICATESSAN www.delicatessennyc.com (not a deli!) for delicious comfort food options as well as great light fare on the best corner for people watching, inside and out.
3)1:30pm: Join us for a SoHo and NoLita Chic Boutiques Shopping Tour so that we can Bring you to those Indie shops worth knowing about
4)4:00pm: Visit MOCA: www.mocanyc.org (museum of Chinese in America) and learn the story of this important immigrant group in a building designed by the famed Maya Lin (also designed the Vietnam Memorial in DC)
New York City is all about Sample Sales in June
Do the names DVF, Current Elliot and Helmut Lang make you long to shop? And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
On Shop Gotham’s Garment Center “insider” Shopping Tour, you will be escorted behind the scenes to showrooms for a private wholesale experience. Then we will send you off with complete list in hand to explore all these hot sample sales on your own
Come home with some fabulous New York City in your bag.
Free music in the middle of Central Park ?
nothing more magical.to commence your day.
ABC’s Good Morning America hosts this annual series, which by the way is never as packed at those at Rock Center. See you there
ONE: a little hit of Celebrity
TWO: Superb Broadway with money left for dinner too!
THREE: Sample a Sample Sale.
Alot to choose from in May, but luxury shoe mavens should run to Randall Loeffler, may 11- 13
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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.
Temps are in typically in the 60’s. Much sun but also expect and prepare for a couple of days of scattered rain
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
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
NYC Shopping is exhilerating and a spectacular way to spend some family time. This family celebrating Spring Break in March 2017 conquered SoHo & NoLita with the help of their fashionable guide.
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