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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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How to Dress in November New York City 2017

October 25th, 2017


 

 


Visiting  NYC in November? here is what to wear

October has been unseasonably warm. Butthat could turn at any time. New York City is ALWAYS casual chic, so pack your Best and Newest Pieces for Broadway, Dinner  and  Day Excursions.

What’s in: Jackets Jackets Jackets. Velvet and Kimono Jackets of all Lengths and Styles. Pair these with Jeans and Cool platform, hightop or embellished sneakers for all Day activities.

DAYTIME:  Jeans, Trendy Sneakers, Leather, Kimono or Velvet Jacket

EVENING: Jeans, Cold Shoulder top (yes they are still in!) Heels and your Velvet or Kimono Jacket

Need one of these Essential pieces? join us on a Shop Gotham shopping tour and we will help you find one!

 

 

 

 

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.

For more local tips, visit our blog: https://shopgotham.com/blog/

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

 

 

 

What to Expect on a NYC Teen Shopping Program with Shop Gotham

July 1st, 2016

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What to Expect on a NYC Sweet 16 or Teen Shopping Program with Shop Gotham

Teens love to shop.  Indeed they do. On a recent Shop Gotham program in SoHo/Nolita12 teens from Cleveland returned home with bags ablaze with goodies and certainly no one broke the bank or worse, angered their parents!

They commenced their day at an indoor market for young indie designers.  30 designers under one roof offer everything from leather jackets to candles.

Then on to 8 more NYC cool stores which offered selections the girls could not find at home.

Along the way, their fashionable guide regaled them with stories about the area  of Soho and Nolita – once a thriving art community, shared fashion tips, helped select pieces which were just right for the season and pointed out where celebrities live.

The 3 hours concluded with special cupcakes for the honoree from a famous tv bakery

Shop Gotham Sweet 16’s are available all year round for the lucky shopper. For details, see www.shopgotham.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Top NYC Picks of the Month: June

June 7th, 2016

Our Top NYC Picks of the Month:
Things to Do
If you are Visiting NYC in JUNE

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We’re a week into June and if you’re visiting New York City this summer then rest assured that you are not short on things to do. It’s perfect that the city that never sleeps has activities to suit everyone’s tastes—it’s why we love it so much. So while the sun is out and well and truly shining over the city, here are our Top Picks for the month of June:

Cassa Hotel

Shop until you drop—literally! Visiting New York City this summer or even in the Fall? Then this is the package for you. We’ve teamed up with Cassa Hotel (in the center of the city) to bring you the ultimate ‘See New York, Shop New York’ package. Book five days stay with the hotel and arrange an exclusive shopping tour with us. You can choose the historic Garment District or Chic boutiques downtown —both end with a complimentary cocktail at the city’s notoriously chic Butter restaurant. After all, you deserve it after a hard day shopping.

Book now: http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/cassa/shop

 

Summer Stage Concerts

Did someone say FREE? Every year we get excited for Good Morning America’s FREE Friday Summer Concert Series in Central Park and this year is no different! The star-studded lineup is in full swing, don’t miss out on one of New York City’s truly hidden gems.

2016 Concert Schedule: http://www.centralpark.com/guide/activities/concerts/gma-concerts.html

Jazz Age Lawn Party

Loved The Great Gatsby? Live out your fantasy at the infamous Jazz Age Lawn Party, starting this Saturday June 11th. Fully embrace summer in the city at this original prohibition inspired gathering. Hosted by Michael Arenella. It’s your turn to dress up to the nines!

Book now: http://jazzagelawnparty.com/

Everyone’s Wearing: Overall’s

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We cannot get enough of overalls this summer! Seems like the trend has made a strong comeback as we see everyone rocking their own style. Keep it comfortable for days spent walking around the city, especially on one of our shopping tours!

Read more over on Fashionista: http://fashionista.com/2015/09/spring-2016-trends-overalls

Sample Sales

A shopping tour with us means super stylish, wholesale finds but even we want you to find more gems in the city to complete your wardrobe. See our pick of the best sample sales this month and remember, if you take a tour with us, we also give you a FULL list of sample sales in the city.

Tory Burch – FEW MORE DAYS TO GO. Amazing discounts on women’s clothing, shoes and bags. Running until June 10th. Mon-Fri 11am-7pm. 261 W 36th st.

Full of Grace NY – Hip jewelry brand up to 50% off! Running until June 15th. Mon-Fri 10a-6pm. 611 Broadway, Suite 730.

Micky London – Discover bargains on women’s clothing and accessories for up to 85% off. Running until June 30th. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. 231 W 39th St, Suite 202

 

2016 Spring/Summer Special Promotion

May 10th, 2016

Flowers. Fashion. Impressionism. 

New York Botanical Garden & Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours

We’re thrilled about our Spring/Summer promotion happening right now. We’ve teamed up with the amazing folks at America’s premiere Botanical Garden to bring to you a fantastic package deal!

From May 14 through August 26, we’re offering you 30% off when you book a shopping tour with us AND make a trip to the beautiful botanical gardens. Who doesn’t love a good bargain in New York City?

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This summer when you book with us, you’ll be able to benefit from the following package deals:

PACKAGE OPTIONS: May 14 – August 26, 2016

WEEKDAYS:  $67pp

New York Botanical Garden: Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas (Tuesdays – Fridays)

  • Shop Gotham: Garment Center “Insider” Shopping Tour (FOR WOMEN (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays)

 

WEEKENDS:   $54pp

  • New York Botanical Gardens: Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas (Fridays – Sundays)
  • Shop Gotham: SoHo & NoLita Chic Boutiques (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays)

 

Explore the inspiration behind American Impressionism in a display of painting & sculpture and stroll through beautiful evocations of the gardens depicted in their quintessential landscapes at the turn of the 20th century at the Botanical Gardens New York AND find yourself with the latest fashions after one of our amazing, expert-led shopping tours.

Book this amazing offer now:

Weekday: https://www.zerve.com/ShopGotham/GCComb

Weekend: https://www.zerve.com/ShopGotham/SNCombo

Mother & Daughter Holiday Shopping New York City 2015

November 25th, 2015

Moms and daughters always have a ball on Shop Gotham’s Garment Center “insider” Shopping Tours. Multigenerational stylish clothing and accessories, Wholesale prices, A chance to meet designers in their studios/showrooms

Come join us!
www.shopgotham.com for details and schedules

 

 

Mother & Daughter Holiday Shopping New York City 2015

November 25th, 2015

Moms and daughters always have a ball on Shop Gotham’s Garment Center “insider” Shopping Tours. Multigenerational stylish clothing and accessories, Wholesale prices, A chance to meet designers in their studios/showrooms

Come join us!
www.shopgotham.com for details and schedules

Its Sample Sale Season and Shop Gotham knows what is what and what is Where

November 14th, 2015

Join us in November and December for high season Designer Sample Sales, which people come from all over the world to shop .Shop Gotham knows their way around this world. What is worthwhile and what to skip.

Shop for yourself or for gifts. there is nothing like it!

Last tours are December 18th: the clock is ticking

Check out Shop Gotham’s Garment Center tours. http://www.shopgotham.com/daily-new-york-shopping-tours.php