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Sometimes too much is well.. just too much. NYC can feel like that. Including all the retail options.
One of the great shopping mysteries has always been the Garment Center District. What lies behind those many windows of those many buildings where the designers create their wares for the stores.
The Garment Center “insider” shopping tour will unmask those secrets and we have found its a wonderful jaunt for moms and daughters (ages 18 and older) to shop at Wholesale and learn a bit about this mysterious and legendary fashion industry.
All guests are sent home with a complimentary list of Sample Sales for post tour independent shopping. Which will keep anyone busy with shopping fun for many many hours. PEAK Sample Sale Season is November 15 to December 15
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
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
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 !
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.
Visiting NYC Easter or Passover 2017?
Want to do a little retail therapy with your teens who crave some cool spring fashion?.
Here are some Shop Gotham Deals and Programs to fill that hunger.
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
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Well, we all know it’s a mainly upbeat season. And of course, who else is excited to find out what’s in for fashion? We’re not exactly mind readers, but thanks to the designers of the New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2017 runway show, we’ve got a pretty clear picture of what we’ll be wearing this season.
These designs set the style for this year, and it’s going to look a bit different from the ones we’ve known so far. There’s a lot of exciting new fashion trends to try, and you can check some clothing online for inspiration. Of course, the ‘80s inspired fashion still continues, there are more washes of canary yellow and fuchsia pink to new takes on sheer and ruffled textures.
Prepare for bolder prints, more ruffles, and some major wardrobe disruption.
Spring 2017 is going to bring some huge change to our closets. Here are the top seven spring trends that emerged in the New York Fashion Week: stripes, floral, modernized oxfords, neons, ruffles, shades of blue, and bralette tops. Surely, shopping for these trends can be overwhelming. That’s why Shop Gotham has got your back and will escort you to just the right stores targeting these ontrend pieces. Coming to NYC? Check out our shopping tours.
Just remember though, these are only guides. After all, it is still the season where YOU can make the rules
Have we got a TREAT and a DEAL for your shopping crazed Teen.
In March and April, teens can come at half price on Shop Gotham’s Friday and Saturday Soho & Nolita Chic Boutiques shopping tours. with the purchase of one full price ticket. More money for on trend spring clothes!
To book, www.shopgotham.com. SPECIAL Booking code: halfteen
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