Category Archives: Sample Sale Finds

NYC Self Guided/Self Directed Shopping Itineraries are the Perfect Solution for the Independent Traveler

August 1st, 2019

Guided Shopping Tours liked those provided by Shop Gotham are a unique way to explore specialty shopping when unfamiliar with a new place.

However, for those who prefer to Shop Independently at their own PACE, we have developed a program just for you: Self Directed/Self Guided Itineraries.

Self Directed/Self Guided Itineraries give you the freedom to shop and explore when YOU want while visiting NYC. Whether you are a “careful” shopper, moving thoroughly through each rack, a speed shopper, seeking to “get the job done”, or simply want to entertain your Teen, these itineraries will provide the direction needed for a fruitful day. In this city of too many options, we will lead you to the “good stuff” targeting boutiques which are worthwhile and which you likely do not have at home, so as to come back with a little NYC in your bag.

Self Guided/Self Directed Itineraries available:
and soon available

And.. check out our Downtown Independent Food Tasting Itinerary

Fall is coming and your closets need to be filled with fabulous new items.

To read further about Shop Gotham’s Self Directed/Self Guided Itineraries, check out our details here; Self Directed/Self Guided Itineraries

4 Outstanding Rooftop Bars/Lounges – NYC Spring 2019

April 9th, 2019

We may specialize in NYC Shopping programs, But we know WHAT”s What for all things NYC

Visiting NYC this spring? Lucky for visitors and locals alike, spring came early!

one of best rooftop lounges NYC with its retractable roof

So.. May we suggest these 4 Outstanding ROOFTOP or HIGH in the SKY BARS/LOUNGES for a fabulous NYC spring vibe and beautiful views. Cocktails wont be cheap, but after all, how often do you get to New York City?
(note: all of these locations get rented out for private events, so best to call ahead)

1) Refinery Rooftop (The Refinery Hotel/Garment District)
This elegant boutique hotel was once a hat factory and now boasts a popular after-work rooftop lounge and some of the best views in town. It has a retractable roof, so make sure to go on a Warm night and enjoy the outdoors. Cocktails, Lunch and Dinner served.

2)Rooftop Garden at Hotel Giraffe(/Midtown East).
Contemporary decor and a Calm vibe can be found on 12th floor outdoor rooftop visited by locals and visitors alike.

3) Bar 65(Rainbow Room/Midtown)
The highest terrace in NYC — floor 65, this is an opp to dress up a bit and have a “fancy” NYC cocktail experience. Spectacular views await as does a pricey drink. But hey, you are going to the legendary Rainbow Room!
In door and outdoor seating, cocktails and an interesting small bites menu.

4)The Ides(The Wyeth Hotel/Williamsburg,Brooklyn)
This is NOT outdoors, yet the 6th floor of the contemporary Wythe Hotel, can always boast a hip crowd in a beautiful industrial space, with magnificent views of Manhattan. Small plates and great cocktails.

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Prom and Graduation Dress Shopping – Spring 2019

February 12th, 2019

If you are planning to come to NYC to shop for one of these special occasion dresses, have we got the answer for you. No need to spend hours researching. Our Self Directed Shopping Itinerary for Prom, Graduation and other Special Occasion Dresses will tell you just where to go and what you will find there.

A written itinerary is accompanied by a map.

For $48 bucks, your daughter will thank you!

See link before or email: – subject: Prom and Graduation dresses.  And it will land in your inbox within 48 hours



How to Find the BEST New Stores in SoHo & NoLita, NYC 2018- 2019

November 3rd, 2018


Self-Directed (Self Guided) Shopping itineraries of this vast and chic area. We know What’s What and What’s Where.

We will target what is best for you and you can venture out on your own at your own pace. Super Fun and supremely Time Efficient.

Starting at $65.

See you in NYC!




New York City Fashion Shopping Tour Deals

November 2nd, 2018

Coming to New York City December? And want to SHOP,,,!

If you want to shop deals, Shop Gotham can unlock the door to “behind the scenes” Designer Showrooms, where guests can buy Current Season on trend women’s apparel and accessories for 50-70% off retail! Shop for yourself, shop for gifts.
What are you waiting for?
For details: Garment Center “insider” Shopping Tours 

If shopping on your own schedule is more your thing, our SoHo and NoLita Self Guided/Directed Itineraries will guide you to the cool Finds in this already cool area. We know what’s what and what’s where.
For details: Self Directed Tours



November New York City Shopping Promotion!

October 15th, 2018

Why Shopping in New York City in November is HOT!

High season for Designer SAMPLE SALES commences mid-November and guests on our Garment Center insider Shopping tours receive a comprehensive complimentary list of these events for post tour independent shopping. (We know what’s what and what’s where.)

• 25% off ticket price (maximum of 2 tickets)
• Valid November 2- 21
• To Book:
• Use Booking Code: Nov18

What to Wear & Things to Do when Visiting New York City in October & November 2018

September 28th, 2018

Events are plentiful in NYC. And far beyond Broadway. Plan ahead for some of these or other fascinating things to do:

What to wear:
Simple Chic is always on tap in NYC.
Pictures are worth a thousand words

Men’s NYC Fall Street Style




Things to Do:
Cafe Wha?
this age old intimate music venue provides world class music every night for $10- $15 cover charge. Select a cover band you like and settle in to a fun NYC eve.

Join the Standby line for The Mile-Long Opera
: October 3- 8
Outdoor opera every night from 7- 9pm on these dates, all outdoors on the High Line, tickets are free but sold out.  We’ve been told lots of people on standby will get in.

Thursday night is art night in Chelsea, featuring the latest in New York city art. Galleries open up free to the public for viewing current collections and attending opening receptions. The Chelsea art district is concentrated mostly between West 19th and 28th streets, and 10th and 11th avenues.

NYC things to Do 2018. Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight of Ray Donovan at the Tribeca Film Fest, September 2018


NY Comedy Fest:  Nov 5- 11, 200 comedians from big names such as Conan and Marc Maron to up and comers.

Itzhak Perlman in Conversation with Alan Alda  at the 92 Y, Nov 13

Take a Garment Center Shopping Tour, where we unlock the doors to Wholesale shopping in  Designer Showrooms!  Bring your daughter, mom, friends.  The most authentically fun activity you can find in NYC




Visiting New York City, September 2018. What to DO, What to SEE, What to WEAR, What You will FIND on a Shop Gotham Program

September 9th, 2018

September is one of the MOST beautiful months to visit NYC. Summer is now behind us, but the mild weather offers a bounty of things to do.  Each month we share a few tidbits which are NOT in your typical tour book.

What to DO:
1) Get a ticket to the Tribeca Tv Fest Sept 20 – 23rd.
Love Ray Donovan? sneak peak the first episode of the season and then listen to Liev Shreiber and and Jon Voight discuss the show . Just one example. Run dont walk!

2)if you LOVE fashion, check out 29Rooms (Brooklyn), an interactive exhibition in honor of fashion week featuring 29 rooms designed by retail brands, artists, celebrities and other creative

2)Take a stroll to Gape at the limestone homes of the upper East Side.  Get out of midtown and walk some of the magnificent streets of the upper east side to see how the “other half lives”.
The blocks of between Lexington and Park are particularly beautiful. Start at East 67th (lex -park) and continue to East 78th (lex to park)

What to WEAR
It’s simple: bring your most stylish dark colored light weight apparel. Be it jeans, dresses or leather jackets: make sure they are well fitted, and in style.

What You will FIND on a Shop Gotham Program
However, if you need to do some shopping therapy, we invite you to join one our Shopping programs (join a group or book a private tour).  Special Access to Wholesale showrooms, meet designers, shop cool new boutiques. We know what is what and what is where.

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