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Look What We Found in one of our Designer Showrooms – Garment Center Shopping tour

September 14th, 2016

Look What We Found in one of our Designer Showrooms – Garment Center Shopping tour

Handpainted jean jackets and army green shirts are the top of the trend list right now. We found one of our designers selling this fabulous camouflage version.

Shop a little edgy and little traditional on our NYC Garment Center “insider” tours. details here: www. shopgotham.compainted-shirt painted-shirt-2

 

Spring Trends to Shop

February 9th, 2015

Good news to report regarding Spring, sunshine and warm weather- the groundhog spotted his shadow. Predicative of early onset Spring and an end in sight for snow, rain (pure gloom) and cold, which we couldn’t be more grateful for! What we are really looking forward to, however, is new Spring 2015 fashion and trends. Here are a few of our favorite Spring trends to incorporate while shopping and when packing for your visit to NYC in the upcoming months:

  • Sporty Minimalism

  • Fringe and Bohemian


  • High Necklines and Statement Earrings

  • Gingham and “Blooming” Prints

  • 1970’s Nostalgia

  • Exposed Shoulders

What to wear when visiting NYC this January

January 14th, 2015
If you are visiting NYC this month and are wondering what to pack-keep it simple! Trends this winter are easy to wear and simple to pair together, lot’s of solid basic colors and loose silhouettes. Our outfit “go to’s” for spot on chic city fashion that is easy to wear in the city, listed from head to toe:

  • Hats are huge this winter! Whether you prefer a long black beanie, colorful knit hat with a fur pompom (our personal fav), extravagant fur aviator, fedora, felt floppy, etc-this trend will keep you just as cozy as it will chic.
  • Sunglasses-we promise, you will want to shield your precious eyeballs from the whipping winds of NYC.
  • Long, camel colored coat styles. Mirroring a slight “bathrobe effect” coats are oversized and loose hanging.
  • Sweaters are either cropped or long in styles, such as cape styles or old school “sweater dress” looks (just make sure the sweater is not form fitting if it is on the longer side-longer sweaters require movement of ease: slits, zippers, elbow holes, etc!) Soft cashmere & wool blends will be sure to keep you warm and fashionable!
  • Cropped denim-whether the bottoms are rolled or slim fitting and showing a little bit of ankle-these are a must! Slightly high waist (just under belly button) are in; in either leather black, denim black, light faded blue, dark wash or ox blood colors! Pull out your 90’s denim, it’s perfect.
  • With freezing weather on the docket, and the expectation that you must walk everywhere in the city, a solid comfortable boot is a must! Knee, over the knee, calf, ankle-any of the above are a stylish addition to top off your look. Skip the snow boots, we’ve only had 2 snow storms so far, both of which turned to rain and washed away within 24 hours.

If you have any questions or need fashion advice, tweet at us! @shopgotham

Black Friday: What to Pack

November 24th, 2014


Coming to the city this weekend? Trying to plan your outfits but don’t know where to begin? We agree, the weather has been a bit nutty, but by Wednesday temperatures will drop again, drastically, so plan to dress warm! Snow showers are expected for Thanksgiving Day, but if you’ve ever visited New York during winter time, you know the snow never sticks!

You might as well skip the snow boots this weekend and save the room in your suitcase.


Dress in style for your visit to NYC for Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday. Oversized bathrobe inspired wool jackets, chunky knits, everything GREY, over the knee boots, a wide brim fedora, retro shades..the list goes on and on. These key pieces are in right now and if you can incorporate one or 2 of them into your outfits you will surely fit the part of chic New Yorker this weekend!

‪#‎shopgotham‬ ‪#‎whattowear‬ ‪#‎chic‬ ‪#‎trends‬ ‪#‎nycfashion #blackfriday‬

Fall fashion, the time is now!

September 11th, 2014

The 411 on Fall 2014 Fashion: Shop Gotham’s Garment Center Tours are a once and a lifetime private & exclusive shopping opportunity-guiding you through local NYC designer showrooms where you can shop current collections at wholesale. Our designers offer their CURRENT FALL 2014 apparel and accessories at 70% + off of what you would find in retail stores; forget about waiting until the end of fall for deals, the time is now, with Shop Gotham! Our tours are fun and unforgettable; get your discounted fall shopping on now! These shopping trips are also an easy way to gather friends and family for the day for a memorable NYC trip.

#shopgotham #shopwholesale #garmentcentershoppingtour

Fashion Tip for the first week of September: Add a little pop of color into your wardrobe this fall with a statement handbag! It’s an easy way to spice up an ensemble without having to go overboard on your budget. The best part about a statement accessory-it can be worn with multiple outfits as the focus piece (while your neutral outfit plays the easy role of backdrop).

The sneak peek below is from a partner handbag designers photo shoot, Fall 2014:

Fall 2014 Merchandise now available!

July 21st, 2014

Shop new Fall 2014 designer merchandise at wholesale on our Garment Center Shopping Tour. Indulge yourselves this August, in fashion that the stores haven’t even seen yet! 

In addition, we are proud to introduce *4 NEW* partner showrooms to our Garment Center Shopping Tours. Shop dresses, separates, outerwear, handbags, scarves, fur, jewelry, shoes-you name it-all at wholesale prices! If you want to shop in New York and get unique, high quality pieces at extremely reasonable prices, please join us!

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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:




These boots were made for walking…NYC

November 8th, 2013

No matter what your outfit, boots are an essential trend in these city streets! Pair low ankle boots with skinny jeans, over the knee boots with tights, ankle bootie heels with your favorite dress, low heel boots with winter shorts/skirts, calf high riding boots with leggings, and the list goes on! This is one of the easiest trends to transform into your wardrobe, and a one stop way to totally alter the look of your style and make a statement. Boots are not only super comfortable, but they keep your feet warm and in style when walking in New York. Some of our favorite boot stores in the city:

  • Baci-Nolita
  • Frye-SoHo
  • Fiorentini + Baker– SoHo
  • Shoe Market– Brooklyn
  • Steve Madden– numerous locations throughout Manhattan

We know trends, and we know the best places to shop! Shop Gotham can create a shopping program no matter what you are looking to shop. Some of our Custom NYC Shopping Programs include: Educational Student Tours, Industry Focused Tours, Client Entertainment, Bachelorette Shopping Parties, Sweet 16 Shopping Parties, etc.


What to wear when visiting NYC this fall

November 1st, 2013

The weather recently has been a bit wild, ranging from sunny and warm afternoons to chilly windy nights. Our suggestion on dreassing for NYC this fall-wear layers! Not only is layering your outfit a fashion statement, but it allows you flexibility throughout the day and into the evening as the weather changes. Key pieces to incorporate this fall:

  • Hats- Wide rimmed, floppy, colorful, there are so many styles (making this trend work for a wide variety of face shapes accross the board). Hats are “so in” right now, fun to wear, and an easy on/off as weather permits! Try these styles- cloche, bowler, beanie, fedora, beret.
  • Scarves- Offer a little protection to your neck, feel cozy, and look chic! Cashmere, knit, wraps, knotted, tied, infinity…the choices go on and on! Always a statement piece and easy to wear.
  • Cashmere blend socks- Not only are they super warm, comfortable, and able to fit inside your favorite boots- your toes will appreciate the added comfort with all the walking you will be doing in the city.
  • Leather jacket-  The undying NYC trend. Fitted, moto, cropped, embellished- whichever way to want to wear it, these jackets are slimming AND warm.
  • Vests/Capes- These styles have resurfaced from fashion history and are chic when worn correctly! Keep it simple-when using these pieces as your top layer, stick with solid greys, blacks and camel. As for the adventurous, try these fun outerwear trends: leather trim, color fur, herringbone, houndstooth, pinstripes, and Prince of Wales checks. Hoods and high necklines are also ways to ward off the NYC wind.
  • You can find these items on a Shop Gotham shopping tour at discounted prices!