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

November 22nd, 2016

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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.

 

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

Plan your New York City trip in advance

April 9th, 2016

Plan your New York City trip in advance

Planning ahead when visiting NYC is key. We’re not just talking about a few weeks in advance, but sometimes months or even a year! There are so many amazing events and organizations to see while you are here that it’s best to do your research in advance. Why you ask? So you don’t miss out on amazing events such as the Women in the World Summit, that we attended earlier this week.

Organized by journalist Tina Brown and in its seventh year, this three-day summit introduced several dozen inspiration women who are leaders or doing the kind of important work we should all know about. Shop Gotham was present at this extraordinary event at Lincoln Center and found it to be a must do in NYC.

Speakers included: Ayaan Ali Hirsi, a leader in the voice against the hardship of Islamic Laws on women, Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, Mindy Kaling, the actor and comedian, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Thomas Friedman, Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, the International Monetary Fund and many others.

If you are planning to come to NYC in 2017, we encourage you to really plan ahead to attend this summit and be prepared to be enlightened and inspired.

For more information click here.

See some pics we captured from the event below:

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Above: Entrance to the summit at Lincoln Center 

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Above: Savannah Gurthrie interviewing Laura Bush, Barbara Bush Jr., Jenna Hager Bush

Visiting New York This September

September 9th, 2015

Packing for a trip away, especially for a fashion mecca such as New York City can be a challenge. September has arrived, Fashion Week has literally begun yet Fall is not quite in full swing. Use the final few summer days – perhaps even weeks – to rock an array of pastel and nude looks before the new season well and truly kicks in. When choosing what to wear for a September in New York at any age, you have the opportunity to keep it light and bright.

Here at Shop Gotham we recommend packing a lightweight cream sweater which you can pair with white skinnies and beige flats. For smooth day-to-evening transition, add a nude leather jacket. Make the most of accessorising with a large black tote for days out and we cannot help but love a dark burgundy/vamp lip for the right amount of color. The best thing about keeping it neutral is that you can pack a few extra dark items again for the perfect day-to-evening looks. See our moodboard inspiration courtesy of Polyvore below:

 

Travel In Style

June 5th, 2015

We’re back for the second interview of our new Guest Blogger Series: Travel in Style – where you can expect top tips for travel from NYC’s most stylish bloggers! This week, we caught up with the ultra stylish Iyesha Cunningham of Salting Light. A well-travelled, trend savvy photographer, Cunningham dabbles in the fashion marketing world while presenting her photography on her own blog in her spare time. Get ready for a New York summer with her top style tips below.

SG: Hi, tell us a little bit about Salting Light?

SL: Salting light is the name of my blog I started right before I started doing some travelling. I used it to show my adventures and post some other projects I am working on. I got the name from this bible verse I really love in Matthew 5:13 which talks about us being the salt and light of the earth, and I love the concept of lighting in my photography so it all meshed together.

SG: What are your Top 5 recommended ‘must have pieces’ right now, for fashionistas preparing to pack for their NYC trip?

SL: I’d say some classic white sneakers, an oversized t-shirt dress, boyfriend jeans, classic denim jacket, and a good tote or leather bag to get you from day to night.

SG: Biggest trend this season?

SL: I am a sucker for all white and overalls.

SG: What is your secret NYC hotspot?

SL: haha. Secret hotspot? I’d say a best kept secret in New York is Inwood in the Fort Tryon Park and Cloisters area, even the path under the George Washington bridge by the lighthouse. It’s such an escape from the NYC madness but a bit out of the way.

Follow Iyesha on Instagram: @i_cunningham

Travel In Style

May 25th, 2015

Shop Gotham has long been about providing eager shoppers with ‘Insider’ information – just check out our Garment Center Tours. We wanted to take that one step further for all of our visitors out there, so we are introducing to you *drumroll please* our new Guest Blogger series. We’ve delved deep into the world of fashion to find you New York’s top bloggers who are armed with travel and style advice for you as you plan ahead your trip to the fashion capital of the world. This week we speak to the wonderful Brittni Joy Shalit, a style savvy New Yorker who runs her own fashion company, In All Honesty. She’ll have you ready for your travels in no time!

SG: Hi, tell us a little bit about In All Honesty?

BJS: In All Honesty is a women’s fashion brand derived on having versatile and easy pieces that can be worn a million different ways, dressed up or down – with a slight edge to it. After a few months of having the online shop open, I decided to take it a step further and make In All Honesty a blog as well to help show all the different ways in which the pieces can be worn. An inspiration of sorts. From there the blog kind of took off and I started to add in Personal Style as well.

SG: What are your Top 5 recommended ‘must have pieces’ right now, for fashionistas preparing to pack for their NYC trip?

BJS:

1. Layers – it changes from hot to cold and gets chilly in-between the buildings

2. A cute backpack – whether it be a fjallraven or a vintage designer one you stole for your mom, it’s perfect to run around the city with and works for day to night.

3. Suede. Really into suede skirts, tops, jackets & bags too! REALLY into suede bags. (suede backpack – DUH!)

4. Fashion sweatshirt. My favorite look hands down is an oversized cute sweatshirt with vintage cutoff denim shorts.

5. Comfortable shoes. You will be walking a lot, and if you’re not, you didn’t do NYC justice. Converse hi tops are always my go-to’s, or my black ankle boots.

SG: Biggest trend this season?

BJS: Truthfully this is a tougher question than “tell me about yourself.” I don’t really follow trends, I kind of just think of things I want to wear and then the hunt begins to find them. Some key things I’m looking forward to wearing this summer are: Co-ords, denim cut-offs with sheer tops or bodysuits (one-piece swimsuits work too), sneakers (think stan smith or Converse), flatforms, and leather. ALWAYS leather.

SG: What is your secret NYC hotspot?

BJS: Whether it’s a secret or not, my favorite place that I drag all my friends to is Macondo in the LES. THE best sangria, tacos, and guacamole, EVER.

SG: Best travel advice given?

BJS: Plan your outfits (versatility is key) and pack light, you can always go shopping for what you didn’t bring.

Shopping And The City

March 16th, 2015

World’s Best Shopping Cities For A Girl’s Weekend

#SG SHOPPING TOURS FEATURED BY 

FEBRUARY 24, 2015

New York City

I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.
CARRIE BRADSHAW

Carrie Bradshaw Shopping NYC

Carrie Bradshaw, New York City and shopping; as harmonious a trio as Barry, Robin and Maurice. For a generation of women who drooled over the fashion on display in Sex In The City, there will never be anywhere as exciting as NYC for shopping. As Carrie so often displayed in one fabulous outfit; there is something here for every one. From high end fashion to vintage thrift and everything in between.However, for those of us who don’t have Carrie’s knowledge of her beloved home town it can be pretty daunting. Why not take away all the stress and take a Shop Gotham tour? Led by Manhattanite shopping experts with fantastic insider knowledge.

Take the Garment Centre “Insider” Shopping Tour and you will be escorted to six, appointment-only, designer showrooms that are not accessible to the public. You will have the opportunity to meet a designer or two in their showroom and learn interesting titbits about the fashion industry from both emerging and household names.

You shop exactly where department & boutique store buyers, as well as fashion editors do. Best of all, you will have access to wholesale prices, just like them. Shopping is for current season items at an incredible 50-70% below retail!

Carrie would have LOVED this!

If that isn’t enough we recommend a double whammy; book the Soho and Nolita tour as well. Here you will visit a special selection of independent boutiques that reveal hidden gems ranging from trendy luxury to chic bargains. Your fashion-savvy guide will update you on current season trends and assist with wardrobe styling. Several shops will extend exclusive store discounts, which are usable all day so no rush to make a purchase during the tour.Artists and Fleas

Not To Miss This December in NYC

December 8th, 2014
Looking for things to do in NYC this December? Check out our insider “NYC Musts” from your local New Yorkers:
  • Knock out your Christmas and Holiday shopping in one day on a Garment Center Tour. Purchase chic accessories, handbags, jewelry, dresses, coats, scarves, fur-gifts for the whole family at wholesale-only prices! And of course, a little self-gifting is okay too!
  • Stop by Bryant Park to check out the outdoor Holiday Vendors that surround the BP Ice Skating Rink. Burn some calories, take a spin on the ice, check out the fabulous BP Christmas tree and then grab a cappuccino and people watch.
  • The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, as always, is a must do if you’ve never seen it! Each year the music, costumes and talented Rockettes & performers grow more exquisite!
  • Take a shopping break and stroll Holiday Under the Stars, an state-of-the-art holiday light display at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle. The spectacle features a dozen 14-foot LED stars that do a colorful “dance,” flashing more than 16.7 million color mixes in time to classic yuletide tunes.

  • Museum at FIT opens a new exhibit exploring the Counterfeit Industry and how it affects the fashion world, Faking It. “Fashion should slip out of your hands. The very idea of protecting the seasonal arts is childish. One should not bother to protect that which dies the minute it is born.” Coco Chanel
  • See New Year’s Times Square Ball Drop on December 31st. Ring in the New Year of 2016 in the heart of New York City, Times Square! Or stream it live here.

#shopgotham #thingstodoinNYC #christmas

Garment Center-shopping NY locals even enjoy!

October 20th, 2014

TripAdvisor posted a recent review that we would like to share with potential shoppers! This came from a women who recently moved to New York and attended our Garment Center Wholesale Shopping Tour. Not only are our shopping experiences intended for tourists and visitors, but we also love to host tri-state women and native New Yorkers. Every women enjoys VIP wholesale shopping, try us!

“Garment Center tour Recommended”

“I am a newly transplanted New Yorker, with the goal of doing everything that looks interesting to me before I begin my all consuming new career. I took this shopping tour just this week, with no great intention of buying much but rather for the experience of seeing this part of town and inside of some showroom.. Fortunately or not, I managed to drop some money in 4 of the 6 showrooms. First of all, it’s fun. There were 9 people women and 1 man tagging along in our group. We represented 3 countries and every age, myself being the youngest in the group. Everyone was in such a good mood, that it was enjoyable just spending time with all these strangers, something one never does in their daily life. The showrooms were extremely diverse, clearly chosen to suit diverse groups like ours, and I felt the prices were terrific. Will be recommending to my visiting friends and relatives.”

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014

 

Garment Center Shopping

September 15th, 2014

A recent, glowing review on our Garment Center Shopping Tour with a personal recognition for one of our guides, Jacque.

“Fun and fashionable!”
Reviewed August 17, 2014
Loved this trip: one of the highlights of a week n NYC. Jacque was a bubbly tour guide and knew the showrooms well. It was interesting and informative to see the designer’s rooms and learn a little about the process. Our first stop was the best: what woman doesn’t want a beautiful bag at well under the wholesale cost? Great deals, met some lovely ladies…had a fun time!
Visited August 2014

Thank you to all of our shoppers for your continual feedback on TripAdvisor, it is always appreciated!

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