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Travel In Style


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


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.

Black Friday: What to Pack



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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Save on Holiday Shopping with Shop Gotham


Christmas Season/Hanukkah season sample sales will be in the works by mid October/early November. This years sample sale “season” (the prime time for Holiday shopping) commences with designers such as: Elizabeth and James, Loro Piana, DKNY, Phillip Lim, Escada, Scoop, Alexander McQueen and the ever famous Hanky Panky yearly sale. In other words, the Garment District is about to be in full bloom!

Designers sales for November are still pending but we will be sure to update you as soon as we hear what is coming up!

In addition to the well known designer realm of sample sales offered on our Garment Center Tours, all of our partner designer showrooms that are visited on a tour are the real highlight. Currently selling their Fall/Winter 2014 collections exclusively to our shoppers at wholesale price now!

Purchase tailored fashion apparel, dresses and outerwear, fabulous furs (real and FO), accessories and jewelry that is made for private label brands (shh we can’t tell you who!) and quality leather handbags entirely on trend (totes and purses for every style). All for less than a third of what you would find in a department or retail store.

Another perk-you won’t have to wait in lines or deal with any chaos of traditional Holiday Shopping! Our tours max at 12 guests and our tour guides are extremely personable and accommodating. Get the chance to talk one on one with designers and showroom sales reps that can teach you about the collections, make personal recommendations and help you to select the “perfect gift”.

Find out why all the ladies love us and can’t wait to shop wholesale with us each time they visit NYC! Join a shopping tour this Fall 2014 and shop with Shop Gotham, exclusively wholesale.

#shopgotham #shopwholesale #holidayshopping

FREE and other Things to do in NYC August 18- 23


Catch FREE Robin Thicke concert on Friday, August 22rd at 8:30am in Central Park, as part of the Good America Concert Series.

Central Park Free Film Festival, Aug 17- 22, 2014. Films are not new, but setting is magical. Popcorn provided. Bring your blanket, bottle of wine and enjoy the best part of NYC

Then on Sat, August 23, take a Shop Gotham Soho & Nolita Shopping tour at 11am to continue the happy feeling.

Need to keep your work out thing going on even though you are out of town? Grab a 1 x class from Kiwi sweat. Yoga in Central Park-now that’s a NYC moment! http://www.kiwisweat.com/classes/

Student Group Shopping Tours are so much fun!


A custom shopping program took place this past Saturday in Soho. The Student Group Tour consisted of 500 students from over the world. This 4 hour tour commenced in the West Village, the historical NYC hub for music and home to the rock/folk movement of the 60’s and 70’s. Our students learned about historical landmarks, cast iron architecture, historical music venues, and major musicians and artists of that time. This tour also included a meet and greet with fashion and jewelry designers, exclusive shopping discounts at our partner stores in SoHo, as well as the exploration of the beautiful and unique Soho/Nolita neighborhoods.
If you are looking for something fun and educational to do for your students visiting NYC, let us customize a shopping tour for your student group! Rest assured, you will enjoy it too!


Holiday Gift Certificates


It’s one of the most beautiful times of year in NYC, the Holiday Season. Shop Gotham provides not only a day of shopping, but an experience to remember. Giving the gift of a shopping tour is a fun and thoughtful way to spend the day with a loved one- friend or family, and a way to create memories together. Give the gift that you can share. And let’s be honest, women love to shop!

Holiday gift certificates are now available in voucher form for purchase.

  • Inquire @ info@shopgotham.com


March 29, 2013, NYC Wholesale Showroom and Sample Sale Tour – Deal of the Week


 

Shop Gotham DEAL of the WEEK.( Share with your Friends).

March 29, Good Friday Garment Center “insider” Tour 1 time discount. 20% off. Visit 6 Wholesale showrooms, meet designers.Save big on apparel and accessories and save on the program fee too! to book: www.shopgotham.com. Booking Code: goodfri

(Tickets are VERY limited)

The Historic Shopping Experience


The holiday season provides probably the best atmosphere and opportunity to really take advantage of creating a great shopping experience. Something that every fashionista should do and take advantage of in their life is visiting the iconic New York City. With retailers, manufacturers, and distributors lining the scenic streets of NYC, one would never run out of shops to check out and styles to discover. If you are driving into Manhattan at this time of year, parking is not a small concern. Best to have this planned out in advance for a smooth shopping day or just pull out your  card for NYC monthly parking,

Whether you are vacationing in the city with shopping on the side, or taking to the streets on a shopping mission, there are definitely some companies you should be sure to stop by. New (foreign or domestic) fashion companies and boutiques are always setting up shop in NYC. Frequent style changes are sure to roll through here first, giving you an extra step on the west coasters.

Retail stores that you’ve seen in other places are done different in NYC. They are bigger, better, and simply more attractive in design and ambiance. Here are some staple stores you shouldn’t miss out on during your exploration:

Bloomingdale’s

It doesn’t matter whether you are looking to buy or just soak up the brands. This East side flagship or Soho outpost, opened just under a decade ago, boasts all the top brands as you would expect, with an ambiance to match.

H&M

The European retailer has found its way to the U.S. and is now in a prime location in NYC. The fashion styles that keep us going and curious are extremely affordable and look good. As already know, the fashion here can help make for some last minute wardrobe changes before hitting the NYC nightlife or simply help you find a great souvenir.

Niketown New York

Be sure to stroll through this top athletic sports brand store and get motivated. On top of carrying all the apparel that we’re used to, they’ll have the technology to match it, and probably do a double take. Whatever your motivation or goal is on the trip, you’ll be sure to find an extra rush of energy when in there. After all, you’re doing it. You’re taking on NYC.

Macy’s

Last, but not least, walking up and into the nine story iconic retail building is a must. While the fashions and items here are not necessarily the newest, all shopaholics alike will find a great experience and large departments of clothes to look through. Whether the fashion or the history draws you in, enjoy the shopping moment as much as you can.