Category Archives: Sample Sale Season

NYC in April, What To Do, What to Pack, Idea for Sensational Group Tour

March 18th, 2018
Lets Talk Packing for April in NYC
Sunny and warm-er: temps typically in 50’s. We are a casual but stylish city, but Casual means something different for all. As you have heard, black, grey and other neutrals are Always the reigning choice here, so pack these in lighter fabrics:
Leather Jacket, Poncho or Cape, 
tasteful “well fitting” jeans, light Sweaters, a Nice top for dinner, low boots and your “stylish sneakers”(Converse will do).
Theater & Dinner:
The days of “dressing” for theater are bygone. DO look smart & stylish. Business casual is a good benchmark, Tasteful jeans (blue or black) (cullottes – better!) are fine if paired with a nice top, jacket and heels. A simple fitted, shirt dress or midi skirt 
paired with your leather jacket is always chic. All that said, if you have a new fabulous outfit, by all means, crack it out!
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Shopping, Museums, Touring
Comfort is essential, but leave your old baggy jeans home.  Cropped pants with flats or cute sneakers,  a jacket and light wool scarf and will leave you comfortable and blending in like a native.     
A Couple NYC “Not to Miss” Things April 2018
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Hear Jeremy Irons read Poetry at the 92Y or see a round table or lecture here from any number of celebrated newscasters, 
celebrities. 92Y
Get tickets to the Tribeca FilmFestival. Apr 18, 2018 – Apr 29, 2018. Founded by Robert DeNiro qw years ago, this is one of the foremost international festivals. Single tickets go on sale March 27th
Visit MOMA’s New Photography
exhibition, “Being” which asks

 how photography can capture what it means to be human. Tip: Friday night is Free night. Busy but worth it if you can get there a bit early to

NEW: Full Day Program
CHINATOWN TO SOHO 
An Urban Scavenger Hunt, Local Pizza and Shopping Tour
For Groups of 15 and more (ages 14 and older)
This nearly 6-hour 3 part day will enchant and energize those who wish to see and do as much as possible while in NYC.
 On the streets of Chinatown and Little Italy, a mind bending and supremely fun Scavenger Hunt,  Pizza Lunch in Little Italy,  Shopping Tour in SoHo of what is trendy & new.

beat the lines.

15% Winter Shopping Tour Discount. One more reason to Actually LOVE NYC in the winter

January 9th, 2018

New York City may not be balmy in January and February, but there are plenty of advantages to coming here. RESTAURANT WEEK, BROADWAY WEEK and better hotel rates. Here is another:

The Winter 15% Discount on Shop Gotham’s Garment Center Insider Shopping Tours.  Through February 28th.

SHOP at WHOLESALE and MEETS DESIGNER face to face on this

Best to crack out your tropical wear when the weather is cold. dreaming of sunny islands

Special Access shopping adventure in the legendary GARMENT DISTRICT.15% off the program fee as well.

The Winter is long: you might as well try to at least look good. Winter and Resort apparel beckon.

To book: SHOP GOTHAM.
promo code: winter18

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Pass along to your visiting friends!

 

NYC Shopping Gift Certificates

November 28th, 2017

Give the Gift of shopping
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Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours

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Designer Showroom Clothing
Soho is so chic. moms and daughters will both love

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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Biking New York City. May we suggest a Great Few Hours . Our Itinerary Suggestions

August 14th, 2017

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Biking in NYC can be lots of fun and a fascinating way to see parts of the city from a different perspective.    While many locals have adopted bike riding in lieu of mass transit – I a long time resident

That said, a pleasurable few hours on a bike armed with the right itinerary…. YES! im down with that. Here is a Recommended Itinerary for a few afternoon hours of “non taxing” NYC bike  exploration.(Manhattan).  Best if you are having  a late dinner !

WEST SIDE

2pm: Get your bikes at Liberty bikes  on Ninth Avenue between 55th and 56th street, just a couple of blocks from the Hudson River Bike  Path.  Bikes at Liberty are $5 an hour pre-reserved or $6 for walk ins. There are always plenty of everything from girly bikes to mountain bikes, so really no need to reserve. Freddie will set you up and remember to rent a lock.

Ride south on the Hudson River Bike Path, a relatively flat but winding road running parallel to the Hudson River. With ever present views of New Jersey, pretty parks with sunbather,  The Intrepid Museum and Chelsea Piers, there is plenty of take in along the ride.

2:30 Destination The marina at Battery Park officially known as  North Cove Marina. 4- 5 miles. You will run right into it. Almost at the southern tip of Manhattan, this is the place to stop for views of The Statue of Liberty, The Freedom Tower and all of lower Manhattan. Plenty of cafes abound as well as a very high end Mall if you need some shopping therapy. We suggest you just Rest your bikes, grab an outside table at the marina , order some iced coffee or lunch and soak in NYC.

Head back north on the Hudson Bike Path.

5pm:  Destination:the West Village. Get off at the path at West 10th street. Walk or ride east crossing over 12th Avenue and Washington. Walk one block north to Charles Street. Destination: Casa La Femme, 140 Charles St, between Washington and Greenwhich . 

One of the most delightful environments you will find in NYC, sit by the large open windows in the luscious high back chairs and order some Turkish coffee and mezze at this wonderful Egyptian restaurant, a little slice of paradise.

Ride around the West Village just a couple of blocks to take in the lovely townhouses which fill this coveted corner of the city.

Destination : hotel nap. Return your bikes and head immediately to your hotel for a nap.

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Sample Sale Season is on. June 2017

May 29th, 2017

 

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.

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info@shopgotham.com
917-599-6650

Free NYC Summer Central Park Concert Schedule

May 11th, 2017

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

VIDEO: GMA 2017 Summer Concert Series lineup announced

 

 

NYC Spring 2017 Shopping Tours with Shop Gotham

February 20th, 2017

SoHo & NoLita tours commence again March 4th with brand new exciting Indie Boutiques. Whether you are a teen, group of fashionable ladies on a fun outing, or mixed generation, visitors to NYC of all types will Love this fun and fast paced shopping extravaganza

Sweet 16 Shopping Programs in chic NYC will thrill your teen and her BFF’s

Private NYC Shopping tours are Always the way to go, as we can custom tailor your itinerary to perfectly suit your fashion aspirations and budget. Programs are for 3 or more guests.

NYC Shopping Tours

Spring Sample Sales commence mid May. To get your fix, all guests on our Garment Center Shopping Tours receive a complimentary list of all the worthwhile sample sales while they are in town.