Category Archives: Specialty Group Tours

Exploring SoHo & NoLita

February 15th, 2015
Good news! Winter is almost over which means the Shop Gotham Soho Nolita Shopping Tours will begin again! Starting March 6th, our explorative downtown shopping tours commence each week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Looking for an activity to do with mom and teens in NYC or groups of women in NYC? This tour is the fun and easy solution!
Here is a small sneak peak into a few new stores in the area that have opened up this winter:
Classic basics, Men’s and women’s clothes with a Gap/Joe fresh feel. The best part? The sale section in the back of the store
H&M sister brand opened their first US location this October in Soho. European style merchandise: apparel between $50-100, accessories ($10-50), bath/home products and features a HUGE shoe bar in the back of the store.

Small gem stone/mixed metals shop that opened up in January. The store originated in Park Slope and still have store there, but this is first NYC location. The sell a variety of men’s and women’s jewelry/gifts: “finer” jewelry (bridal collection) towards the back, less expensive bracelets, charms, keychains, temp tattoos, rings and gifts towards the front.
Very friendly, welcoming and educating staff. They are ecstatic to tell you a story for each stone-regarding it’s origin or it’s historical uses. Turf floor, books with gemstone info are scattered about and the shop girls hand out cards that describe each stone you are interested in. Floor to ceiling hand made gem stone jewelry-most pieces raining between $150-250 but there are some less expensive pieces/small gifts.


VIP Shopping: Group Activities in NYC

January 27th, 2015
What does every woman dream of? Besides the “perfect” man, a closet full of Chanel and beautiful children? Private designer shopping in New York City, hello! A dream we are guilty of having on a weekly basis, just saying.
This dream is a reality with Shop Gotham’s VIP group shopping parties. A fashionable young lady, containing all of the shopping knowledge and connections feasible within Manhattan, will escort you and friends to exclusive “SG-only” designer showrooms, sample sales and fashion factories where you will have the opportunity to purchase every single item at wholesale! Thought only a buyer would ever get a special chance like this to to peruse private designer showrooms and shop wholesale handbags, dresses, separates, jackets, jewelry, scarves, accessories and more? YOU CAN TOO!

Expect nothing but top of the line trends, heavenly prices and a special VIP day in New York.
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Teen Activities in NYC

January 7th, 2015

Coming to the city soon with teens or a group of teens and looking for something fun to do? We have a plethora of options that are perfect for teenagers, both girls and boys:

  • Educational Student Shopping Tours are both fun & educational for teen girls and boys. A guaranteed afternoon well spent exploring NYC by students and chaperones alike. Shop Gotham host student groups year-round (from 4-100+) and we create custom tours for each and every group.

Examples of educational shopping paired themes in the past: History of the Garment District, Music in the West Village, Street Art/Graffiti, Costume Design and the Performance World.

  • Private SoHo/NoLita Shopping Tours offer the most unique, trendy and fashionable boutiques within the gorgeous and chic neighborhoods of Soho and Nolita. For teen boys and girls alike, these charming side-by-side neighborhoods yield the ultimate shopping area in the city. Your teens are led by our expert guides, both fashion and “shopping scene” savvy, shopping exclusive discounts (available only to our guests) at 15+ partner shops.
  • Sweet 16 Shopping Parties are a dream come true for the girl who loves fashion, the excitement of New York City and shopping with her friends. Our private Sweet 16 shopping tours are a unique, once in a lifetime experience for the birthday girl and her friends to explore the city in a fun and totally chic, totally VIP way, on her birthday. Give the party that she will never forget!
  • Self Directed NYC Teen Dress Shopping Itineraries are perfect for those teens that want to shop at their own pace! Shop Gotham now offers a “self directed” aka non-guided tours of New York City that makes it easy for you! Whether you are looking for formal occasions (such as prom, homecoming, wedding) or casual (LBD, party, weekend) SG has the ultimate store list of ‘NYC Musts’; including store hours, location, price range and what to expect.

Shopping NYC with Student Groups

December 2nd, 2014
Looking to host a group outing for your students that is both educational and fun? Shop Gotham offers private Student Group Shopping Tours in New York City that are fun for both the kids and chaperones alike!
Our shopping tours can be fully customized to meet required needs and interests of the school, teachers and students at hand (the images above and below are from a Soho/Nolita Educational Shopping Tour tour that we hosted last week).

  • Students will have the opportunity to learn about merchandising, retailer business, fashion, trend forecasting, styling and of course, plenty of time to shop at all the greatest shops and boutiques in the city.
  • Our chic Shop Gotham tour guides lead a truly VIP educational shopping experience, with exclusive discounts and unique finds guaranteed.
  • Prices vary depending on group sizes and criteria required (recommended ages 12-22)
  • For more information please email us at: info@shopgotham.com
  • Behind the curtain: Broadway and Theater Costume

    April 29th, 2014

    For Broadway and Film, costumes are integral to the story line and overall excitement of the production. Where does the process begin? What elements are needed? Could a detailed pocket really matter? Shop Gotham has put together a unique “behind the curtain” NYC theater experience, exploring the Steps of Creation in Broadway & Theater Costume Design!

    This program showcases the wardrobing process, taking guests both behind- the-scenes to a renowned design studio and to private industry-only shops for an enlightening costume and production overview that can only be found in NYC.  Step into this world non-thespians rarely enter.

    Tour includes visits to a Costume Design Studio, a Theater & Costume Jewelry Showroom, a Theatrical Stage and Dance Shoe Supplier as well as visits and discussions of other integral hubs of the New York Broadway and Theater Community. We invite students and adult groups both to explore this program, for more information please email us: info@shopgotham.com or call us: (917) 599-6650

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    Student Group Program: Fashion and Performance

    February 12th, 2014

    Today in the circle of Broadway and Film, costumes are the epicenter of excitement and compelling delight. Where does the process begin? What elements are needed? This program showcases the wardrobing process, taking students both behind- the-scenes to design studios and to private industry-only shops for an enlightening costume production overview that can only be found in NYC.
    As the newest addition to our specialty group programs, the Costume and Theater Design experience commences in March and can be booked year-round. Let us take you and your students on an educational experience into the costume design, theater and performance realms of New York City. Our guides, designers and industry experts will explain the entire costuming process from initial concept to concluding stage/film.

    Business Retail Exploration Trips – NYC

    January 19th, 2014

    Several hundred thousand people from around the world to come to NYC each January for the National Retailers Federation show. Naturally it’s also an opportunity to look around New York City for what is trending or commencing here.

    Shop Gotham is called upon each year to host several business groups attending this show. As a NYC business, we work in tandem with each company to create itineraries that feature innovative retailers in all categories. In 2014, there was heavy interest in such elements as Digital Signage, Mobile Check-out,  in-store social media and guest interactive tools.

    For information on NYC Retail Exploration programs or NYC Shopping tours, please visit: www.shopgotham.com

    Some photos from 2014 Expeditions:

    Fashion Bloggers in Our Showrooms

    December 6th, 2013

    This week we hosted a group of fashion and beauty bloggers from the local New York area on a Garment Center tour. As it happens, we are in the height of sample sale season. Not only did the bloggers love our wholesale showrooms, but the sample sales we chose for the shopping itinerary that day were also booming! Custom group tours are one of our primary services and we especially love to create itineraries for the fashion savvy! #shopgotham

    Student Group Shopping Tours are so much fun!

    November 25th, 2013
    A custom shopping program took place this past Saturday in Soho. The Student Group Tour consisted of 500 students from over the world. This 4 hour tour commenced in the West Village, the historical NYC hub for music and home to the rock/folk movement of the 60’s and 70’s. Our students learned about historical landmarks, cast iron architecture, historical music venues, and major musicians and artists of that time. This tour also included a meet and greet with fashion and jewelry designers, exclusive shopping discounts at our partner stores in SoHo, as well as the exploration of the beautiful and unique Soho/Nolita neighborhoods.
    If you are looking for something fun and educational to do for your students visiting NYC, let us customize a shopping tour for your student group! Rest assured, you will enjoy it too!