Category Archives: What to Wear When Visting NYC

What to Wear in NYC in April 2017 for REGULAR Women

March 30th, 2017

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.

How to Wear Florals If You're Not a Girly-Girl

Temps are in typically in the 60’s. Much sun but also expect and prepare for a couple of days of scattered rain

For Daytime:  
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

For Evening
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

Want to Shop while here? www.shopgotham.com for new. chic. wholesale and other perks

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  • Broadway matinees,

 

Entertaining Your Valuable NYC Groups: Corporate & Incentive Groups, Spouse Activities, Vacationers

February 20th, 2017

BUSINESS RETAIL EXPLORATION


SHOPPING & FASHION PROGRAMS


OUR PROMISE
Shop Gotham’s programs are Always Custom, Always Private and Always unique to a New York City visit.


RETAIL EXPEDITIONS: (the business group)
Shop Gotham is the only company in NYC to custom craft itineraries to identify and visit INDUSTRY SPECIFIC MARKETS. Does your group need to see the finest RETAIL ARCHITECTURE; most cutting edge TECHNOLOGY stores; latest in BEAUTY Industry displays; or innovations in HOME and GROCERY? These are just examples of the content rich specialized programs that we can create with our “on the ground” research. Shop Gotham has hosted dozens of corporate clients and has been working with NRF groups since 2005.

CORPORATE GIFTS: Seeking unique Corporate gift items? We can assist with fashionable choices.
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SHOPPING GROUPS (the pleasure seekers)
BEHIND-the SCENES: For those who enjoy fashion and shopping, treat them to a rich program of meeting Fashion Designers in their Showrooms, while they enjoy the rare opportunity to shop at Wholesale (50– 70% less than retail), an activity typically reserved for store buyers & magazine editors.  Quintessential “only in NY” experience.

YOUR PERSONAL BROADWAY: For any visiting group that “craves” an upfront thespian experience or just an uber cool “only in NYC” moment, this will surely quench their thirst. In the privacy of their own performance space, a Broadway musical cast member (from a current show) will perform a selection of songs. With plenty of time for questions it’s then on to learning a Song or Dance from the show. Perfect pairing for groups seeing the actual Broadway show

Showroom Shopping in the Garment Center district

SHOPPING CONCIERGE
For independent types, Shop Gotham will map out a day’s worth of shopping in New York for each group member.

For program details, please Contact, email info@shopgotham.com or call 917-599-6650

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.

Look What We Found in one of our Designer Showrooms – Garment Center Shopping tour

September 14th, 2016

Look What We Found in one of our Designer Showrooms – Garment Center Shopping tour

Handpainted jean jackets and army green shirts are the top of the trend list right now. We found one of our designers selling this fabulous camouflage version.

Shop a little edgy and little traditional on our NYC Garment Center “insider” tours. details here: www. shopgotham.compainted-shirt painted-shirt-2

 

Share Your Favorite Summer Fashion Trends

May 28th, 2015

What are the current go-to’s in your closet? Are you a dress/romper kind of girl or more of a cutoff short and t shirt kind of girl in the Spring and Summer in NYC? Do you rock low top sneakers or slip on sporty sandals this season? Prefer to carry your essentials around in an oversized leather handbag or a chic backpack? Now is your opportunity to tell us all about it!

Share your favorite fashion forward ensembles for summer 2015 with Shop Gotham bloggers. Send us a photo in your favorite Spring/Summer outfit and include your first name, city and one line about why you selected this look to be considered! We will post it and blog about the photos that we receive. Submit all fab photos to: info@shopgotham.com

Looking forward to hearing from you, fashionistas! xoxo #shopgotham

Spring Trends to Shop

February 9th, 2015

Good news to report regarding Spring, sunshine and warm weather- the groundhog spotted his shadow. Predicative of early onset Spring and an end in sight for snow, rain (pure gloom) and cold, which we couldn’t be more grateful for! What we are really looking forward to, however, is new Spring 2015 fashion and trends. Here are a few of our favorite Spring trends to incorporate while shopping and when packing for your visit to NYC in the upcoming months:

  • Sporty Minimalism

  • Fringe and Bohemian


  • High Necklines and Statement Earrings

  • Gingham and “Blooming” Prints

  • 1970’s Nostalgia

  • Exposed Shoulders

What to wear when visiting NYC this January

January 14th, 2015
If you are visiting NYC this month and are wondering what to pack-keep it simple! Trends this winter are easy to wear and simple to pair together, lot’s of solid basic colors and loose silhouettes. Our outfit “go to’s” for spot on chic city fashion that is easy to wear in the city, listed from head to toe:

  • Hats are huge this winter! Whether you prefer a long black beanie, colorful knit hat with a fur pompom (our personal fav), extravagant fur aviator, fedora, felt floppy, etc-this trend will keep you just as cozy as it will chic.
  • Sunglasses-we promise, you will want to shield your precious eyeballs from the whipping winds of NYC.
  • Long, camel colored coat styles. Mirroring a slight “bathrobe effect” coats are oversized and loose hanging.
  • Sweaters are either cropped or long in styles, such as cape styles or old school “sweater dress” looks (just make sure the sweater is not form fitting if it is on the longer side-longer sweaters require movement of ease: slits, zippers, elbow holes, etc!) Soft cashmere & wool blends will be sure to keep you warm and fashionable!
  • Cropped denim-whether the bottoms are rolled or slim fitting and showing a little bit of ankle-these are a must! Slightly high waist (just under belly button) are in; in either leather black, denim black, light faded blue, dark wash or ox blood colors! Pull out your 90’s denim, it’s perfect.
  • With freezing weather on the docket, and the expectation that you must walk everywhere in the city, a solid comfortable boot is a must! Knee, over the knee, calf, ankle-any of the above are a stylish addition to top off your look. Skip the snow boots, we’ve only had 2 snow storms so far, both of which turned to rain and washed away within 24 hours.

If you have any questions or need fashion advice, tweet at us! @shopgotham

Black Friday: What to Pack

November 24th, 2014


Coming to the city this weekend? Trying to plan your outfits but don’t know where to begin? We agree, the weather has been a bit nutty, but by Wednesday temperatures will drop again, drastically, so plan to dress warm! Snow showers are expected for Thanksgiving Day, but if you’ve ever visited New York during winter time, you know the snow never sticks!

You might as well skip the snow boots this weekend and save the room in your suitcase.


Dress in style for your visit to NYC for Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday. Oversized bathrobe inspired wool jackets, chunky knits, everything GREY, over the knee boots, a wide brim fedora, retro shades..the list goes on and on. These key pieces are in right now and if you can incorporate one or 2 of them into your outfits you will surely fit the part of chic New Yorker this weekend!

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Sweater Weather

October 14th, 2014

Sweaters are a huge trend this season, major score!

All pros, no cons:
1. They are the most comfortable thing on the planet
2. Fashionable item that will actually keep you warm
3. Easy to layer-stick to basic colors and neutral shades

Not even close to a sweater dress, this fitted long length number with side slits is a must have from Zara’s fall collection! Throw it over anything and call it a day.

Layering inspiration-keep it simple and stick to similar hues/colors within your layers. Always remember to balance a big sweater with a slim bottom silhouettes (like a skinny jean).

Turtleneck sweater-we give it the go ahead as long is it has some variation from the ones you used to wear skiing. For example, the cowl neckline adds a chic element in addition to layering over a floral dress.

Oversized knits-the cardigan with bulk, the thick sweater that subs as a jacket. This look is totally in right now, and totally doable on all women. Give your leather jacket a day of rest and enjoy the fall weather while you can in a chunky knit!

What to wear when Visiting NYC in August 2014

August 5th, 2014

You lucky traveler, the weather in NYC this summer has been nothing less than SPECTACULAR. Thus Far, days are in the low 80’s F, eves are a warm comfortable low 70’s.

Cool and Casual reigns here. Some quick “Do’s (and we hope you don’t mind “Dont’s”)

DO: Break out your whites!

DO Wear: summer -weight  maxi dresses with flat sandals, cute stylin’ Sneakers or chunky heeled wedges

DONT Wear: your maxi skirt with stilettos!

DO Wear: patterned leggings with a chic cropped tank or tee

DO NOT wear: your patterned leggings with a midriff

Do Wear: Daytime: Above the knee shift- like dresses in cotton or silk, with wedges or flats

DO NOT wear: Daytime: Above the knee spandex forming fitting dresses with heels!

Do Wear: loose Genie pants with a cute graphic tee and strappy flats

DO NOT wear: Genie pants with a tailored jacket – unless you have such the cool style and just the right cut, that you know how to pull this off

DO CARRY: your handbag

DO NOT WEAR: a fanny pack (this is never chic and screams “Look at me. I am a tourist”)

DO wear to the Theater: white jeans with a stylish top or a casual blazer (carry a cardigan or wrap to combat the AC)

DO NOT wear to the Theater: a cocktail dress or a business like suit