Category Archives: Sample Sale Finds

NYC Shopping Gift Certificates

November 28th, 2017

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

Sweet 16 Celebrations in New York City

November 19th, 2017
Sweet 16ers enjoying a Trends presentation in a chic store

Looking for a stylish option for your teen’s Sweet 16 Celebration?

Shop Gotham has you covered

Because you know this is what your stylish teen wants 

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What to wear in NYC November and December 2017

November 10th, 2017
chic coats and hats which flatter

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

What to wear in NYC November and December 2017
Cool Sneakers are always in

Mother and Daughter NYC Shopping

November 5th, 2017
Designer Showroom Clothing

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

Happy Shopping

 

 

 

2017 NYC Holiday Sample Sale Season and What is a Sample Sale

October 26th, 2017
nyc seen on the street. velvet velvet velvet

 

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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How to Dress in November New York City 2017

October 25th, 2017


 

 


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

Need one of these Essential pieces? join us on a Shop Gotham shopping tour and we will help you find one!

 

 

 

 

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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Cause getting people to sit in line for you in NYC is finally a business.

July 8th, 2017

Cause getting people to sit in line for you in NYC is finally a business.
Attention all Visitors and New Yorkers.

Hamilton

Want those last minute Hamilton tickets, Shakespeare in the Park or even SNL standby tickets? for a price, there are now multiple sources for line litters. From line sitters, to professional groups. Oh, and check out Cragis list too. You will pay, but sometimes you just have to. here are a couple of sources:
https://placerapp.com
http://www.sameolelinedudes.com/contact

 

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SoHo NYC. Tips for a worthwhile Full Day in SoHo

June 15th, 2017

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”:)

New Museum of Contemporary Art (great architecture in NYC)

A Friday:
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)

NAP

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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