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

October 26th, 2017
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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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Free NYC Summer Central Park Concert Schedule

May 11th, 2017

Free music in the middle of Central Park ?
nothing more magical.to commence your day.

ABC’s Good Morning America hosts this annual series, which by the way is never as packed at those at Rock Center. See you there

VIDEO: GMA 2017 Summer Concert Series lineup announced

 

 

Why You Must Go to Central Park when in NYC

April 23rd, 2017

You may live in a lovely city chock full of parks and wonder why bother visiting This park on your precious vacation to New York.

Yes, this expansive 2.5 mile long famous place has a Zoo, Broadway Baseball leagues, lovely restaurants, a carousel and skating rink, running paths galore and a million nooks and crannies to read a book, meditate or take a nap. All good reasons, but that is not the most important one.

We, who have been living in and observing New York and its inhabitants for 3 decades know that if you want to see real New Yorkers, this is the place to go. Our Oasis.

On a Sunday, especially in Spring and Fall, the park is doused with thousands of .. wait for it.. New Yorkers RELAXING! Away from our lightless apartments or stress filled office cubicles, the inhabitants of this city are actually kind and gentle people, who will caress and guide visitors with generosity of spirit as unknown on a Tuesday in Midtown.

Do not come to NYC and miss Central Park. It is worth the visit.

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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,

 

Top 7 Fashion Trends You Need To Know For Spring 2017

March 24th, 2017

Well, we all know it’s a mainly upbeat season. And of course, who else is excited to find out what’s in for fashion? We’re not exactly mind readers, but thanks to the designers of the New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2017 runway show, we’ve got a pretty clear picture of what we’ll be wearing this season.

These designs set the style for this year, and it’s going to look a bit different from the ones we’ve known so far. There’s a lot of exciting new fashion trends to try, and you can check some clothing online for inspiration. Of course, the ‘80s inspired fashion still continues, there are more washes of canary yellow and fuchsia pink to new takes on sheer and ruffled textures.

Prepare for bolder prints, more ruffles, and some major wardrobe disruption.

Spring 2017 is going to bring some huge change to our closets. Here are the top seven spring trends that emerged in the New York Fashion Week: stripes, floral, modernized oxfords, neons, ruffles, shades of blue, and bralette tops. Surely, shopping for these trends can be overwhelming. That’s why Shop Gotham has got your back and will escort you to just the right stores targeting these ontrend pieces. Coming to NYC? Check out our shopping tours.

Just remember though, these are only guides. After all, it is still the season where YOU can make the rules

Teens Shop at Half Price. Spring 2017. SoHo NYC

March 19th, 2017

Have we got a TREAT and a DEAL for your shopping crazed Teen.

In March and April, teens can come at half price on Shop Gotham’s Friday and Saturday Soho & Nolita Chic Boutiques shopping tours. with the purchase of one full price ticket. More money for on trend spring clothes!

Shopping Deals March and April on Shop Gotham SoHo & NoLita Shopping Tours

To book, www.shopgotham.com. SPECIAL Booking code: halfteen

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Private NYC Shopping Tours for the Whole Family. Teens and Moms

March 16th, 2017
Spring break in NYC. Family shopping affair

 

NYC Shopping is exhilerating and a spectacular way to spend some family time.   This family celebrating Spring Break in March 2017 conquered SoHo & NoLita with the help of their fashionable guide.

For information on our 3 Hour Private Custom Shopping Tours,
Private 3 Hour Shopping Tours.  

Need Gluten Free Dining in NYC?

March 15th, 2017

Gluten Free Dining NYC

 At Shop Gotham, we are often asked for gluten free dining suggestions. New delicious options seem to open daily. From pastries to fine dining, here are some suggestions to help you have a healthy  stay in New York City. #celiacdiningnyc #glutenfreerestaurantsnyc #thingstodonyc

Behind-the-Scenes NYC Shopping

February 7th, 2017
BEHIND THE SCENES NYC SHOPPING IS EXCITING!

To truly impress and bring joy to the hearts of the clients you are bringing or sending to NYC, give them SPECIAL ACCESS to designer showrooms for Wholesale Shopping and the coveted annual Sample Sales.

Fun, Fashionable and a Quintessential Only in New York Experience

Shop Gotham will custom tailor your program for groups of all sizes.

For details: www.shopgotham.com

​What woman doesn’t like choices?

Handpainted apparel is sizzling hot for  2017

 

 

 

Discount B’Way Tix and Free Things to Do! December NYC 2016

November 22nd, 2016

holiday lights new york

Discount B’Way Tix and Free Things to Do!  December NYC 2016

New York’s newest place for cheap Broadway tickets isn’t a place at all.  In fact, you’re probably holding it right now—or at least it’s within easy reach!  That’s right, it’s your cell phone.  The app TodayTix has picked up where TDF left off.  No one wants to stand in long lines in the middle of Times Square, especially when temperatures go south and the snow starts to fall.  Instead, the younger generation downloads the TodayTix app for free!   It lists cheap tickets available that day (hence the term “TODAY” Tix), and on certain shows, for performances in the near future.   TodayTix also offers lottery options for a selection of other productions.   (Note:  only one or two lottery tickets to each show might be available, compared to the hundreds of people who may have entered.  So if you are desperate to see a certain show, you might want to make plans other than the lottery.)

As of Thanksgiving week in New York City,  the Rockette Christmas Spectacular had tickets on sale for $39, and Cirque du Soleil’s  Paramour was on sale for $55, along with a $35 lottery option.  TodayTix subscribers could enter the lottery to see Sutton Foster in Sweet Charity for $35.  Chicago and Cats were listed at $50 and $59, respectively.  Tickets could be purchased for all of these shows throughout the week.  Many, many more shows were available:  School of Rock, Matilda, Fiddler on the Roof, The Cherry Orchard, Kinky Boots, and more.  Some off-Broadway companies are on there as well, such as the dance company Pilobolus, Othello:  the Remix, Sleep No More, and the Keen Company’s Tick, Tick… Boom!

So next time you come to New York, do what the locals do!  Download TodayTix for free, purchase a ticket, and then meet a TodayTix concierge at the theatre.  He or she will be clearly identifiable.  You provide ID, they hand you a ticket, and you go straight to your seat.  It couldn’t be easier!  Don’t pay through the nose for a Broadway show.  And no more standing in line for hours to pay cash at the TDF booth!

If you’re looking for something to do that is completely scot free, check out the links below!

Bryant Park Winter Village 2016

The skating rink is free, free, free!  (The skates, however, aren’t.)  Check out the adorable holiday shops that have popped up on the perimeter.  This often overlooked park is adored by city dwellers who work in the skyscrapers surrounding the park.

Free Holiday Lights Tour!

Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world this time of year!   Click on the link to find out about the New York Holiday Lights Tour, a festive two-hour pay-what-you-like walking tour.  (There’s also a bus version.)

Free Juilliard Chamber Music

On Wednesdays at 1:00, Juilliard students share their talents with the general public throughout the season.