Sometimes you just want to go at it alone, at your own time and pace
Shop Gotham offers several Self Directed itineraries, which map out a half day itinerary (or longer if you want to be more leisurely) so that you can set off to explore on your own. For a city which changes in a NY minute, this is the uber Cost and Time Efficient program.
For Shopping itineraries, the emphasis is on shops and brands you cannot find in your mall, so as to allow guests to bring a little NYC home in their bags. Programs are sent via email and include: the written itinerary in geographic order, relevant details about each shop, a couple of special landmarks to take note of as you are walking And a simple accompanying map.
Some itineraries are for a specific geographic area, some are by category and may include several areas of Manhattan. Soho and Nolita is a “customized” program for each guest. Whichever you choose, they will always have up-to-date information.
The Downtown Food Sampling itinerary is especially terrific for families and groups of 2-6. We recommend this as a Daytime program and to give yourself(ves) an entire day to enjoy the food and the neighborhoods. Just like the shopping itineraries, you will receive a written itinerary with photos to help the ease of locating each spot, some landmarks to see and an accompanying map.
A minimum of 10 days advance request is suggested. Itineraries are sent via email.
Available Self-Directed/Self-Guided Itineraries
SoHo & NoLita “Custom” Chic Boutiques Shopping ItineraryFor ages 15 and older.
This vast trendsetting neighborhood which changes by the minute, is best explored with a little assistance. We will gather a little information about the shopper(s) to customize a half day’s worth of shopping to suit your style and budget. WALKING PROGRAM
Garment Center "Insider" Accessories Showrooms ItineraryFor Minimum of 3 Women. Ages 20 and older.
This is an opportunity to take advantage of our “special access” in the Garment Center District for those who Just want to shop Accessories. 3 PRIVATE Appointments in designer showrooms AND the exclusive opportunity to buy at WHOLESALE. Handbags, Scarves/Kimonos/Ponchos, “Better Costume Jewelry”. 1.5 – 2 hours. Available Mon- Friday, 9:30am – 5:00pm. WALKING PROGRAM. Bonus: we will provide you with a couple suggested Sample Sales in the area to check out on your own as well.