Tag Archives: New York City

Taking your Teen shopping in NYC?

April 9th, 2010

Taking your teen shopping in NYC and want to make her oh so happy? Consider a Shop Gotham custom self-guided shopping tour. Tell us who she is, her apirations, general budget and voila, we will tell her where to find it. Its fun and at your own pace .. and will save you lots of time aimlessly roaming the streets.

A half day personalized self-guided tour is $50 — rates may vary if you have special needs requiring a more complex itinerary. 

 email: info@ shopgotham.com or see our daily group tours at: www.shopgotham.com


a Day in the Life of Shop Gotham: Uniglo and +J – steal the show

February 19th, 2010

So… we at Shop Gotham recently took some major fashion magazine editors shopping. Would love to drop names but  alas, cannot. Suffice it to say, these stylin’ gals have seen it all and then some. They had just come from the top 2010 fashion “shows” in Bryant Park, have been courted directly by all important designers and likely over time received plentiful freebies. So we hit some of the uberfab independents in NYC.  Yes, they loved Kirna Zabete, Deco Jewels, and Opening Ceremony. But where did they drop their $?? At UNIGLO!!! They were pumped up about the new + J line (Jil Sander), specifically the black jackets in 3 lengths, which are oh so Prada reminiscent, but a mere $79- $99. Who would have thunk?   www.shopgotham.com


Catch the Sample Sale Wave

February 8th, 2010

Do the names Lewis Cho, Walter and Rachel Leigh make your knees weak? Good news is that high quality NYC sample sales are now year round (where once they were seasonal). We can thank a difficult economy for this. These and other “scores” can be had THIS week on our Garment Center “Insider” shopping tourshttp://www.shopgotham.com/daily-new-york-shopping-tours.php

Garment Center Shopping Tour Review

January 21st, 2010

A shoppers delight (domestic visitor): Rating: 5 stars

“Myself [ 54 ] , daughter [ 24 ] and daughter-in-law took the shopping tour in the garment district. After spending 4 days shopping, we were’nt very excited to go on a shopping tour! But what a successful trip it was! Our guide was awesome and had loads of information, including suggesting some places to go after in other areas. We went to six very different designer showrooms.which had a varied selection of products and each of us found lots of things. I would reccomend it!.” www.shopgotham.com


Shoe-In Sample Sale a big score

January 8th, 2010

Occasionally, its worth noting what we uncovered on a shopping tour. On last week’s Garment Center tour, we hit the bi-annual gargantuan Shoe-In Sample Sale. Even though it was Day 3, our 10 guests walked out with 25 pairs of boots/shoes. Timberland, Tory Burch and Michael Kors were the big scores  mostly in the $49 range. NYC Sample Sales rock! even in the winter. Come on aboard with us.  www.shopgotham.com/daily-new-york-shopping-


A shout out to Conrans NYC

January 6th, 2010

As we troll the streets generally in search of new compelling fashion outlets, we cant help but stumble into other fab nyc locales. Conrans, a modernist  hub for home decor, accessories and misc kitsch happens to excel at Bathroom furniture & accessories. From unusually shaped medicine cabinets to uber-cool soap holders in organic materials (these you can even pack up on your bag & take home on the plane), its a stop worth making. www.conrans.com

NYC Sample Sales Start Early in NYC

October 18th, 2009

We who have our finger on the proverbial pulse of nyc sample sales see that the “season” is starting a good 3 weeks ahead of schedule. Waiting to come to NYC to score your fall/winter items. Don’t delay. The goods are here and they are already discounted.  Note for the unaffiliated: Designers each do but one sale per season ranging from  1- 5 days.

 Remember.. Shop Gotham vets out the good sales from the mediocre. Check out our Garment Center “Insider” Shopping Tours and our holiday time Cheap and Chic shopping tours. www.shopgotham.com


Columbus Week NYC Shopping Tour Specials

October 2nd, 2009

Come on, you know you want to shop!. Its getting chilly out there. Find that perfect grey sweater and leopard print boots. See what the fuss is all about with the new J + (Jil Sander) Kate Moss and Jimmy Choo lines hitting the mass market stores. Are they or are they not as cool as they sound?. Check it out on one of our NYC Soho & Nolita shopping tours with a Columbus Day savings of 15% on each ticket. Max of 4 tickets per purchase. Go to: www.shopgotham.com. discount Code:   Colum09

OR… explore the uber-cool, off-limits to the public Wholesalers on the Garment Center “Insider” shopping  tour.

15% is only good for tours taking place:

Oct 4- Oct 11. Hurry up and get shopping.

NYC Sample Sales Coming Our Way Soon

September 15th, 2009

We like to give a heads-up about the Sample Sale “high” season. Typically, it commences mid-november, but our recession radar claims we can expect an early onslaught.    By early november, the designer for much less options will make your head swirl. As always, Shop Gotham will vet out the worthwhile from the junk-

See Shop Gotham Garment Center “insider” tours.


What’s Hot in NYC Right Now…

August 3rd, 2009

A bold piece of jewelry can be the perfect way to spice up the basic, light pieces we so enjoy during the summer. As an NYC teen reporting to you from the streets of Manhattan, I can say that big statement necklaces are the perfect way to accent your outfits right now. Instantly transform a simple summer dress into an evening stunner with ribbon pieces like this one from J Crew (left), which comes in pink and black, and this beauty from Made Her Think:


Bib necklaces are also an awesome way to add some flair to a simple tank/blazer combo or your favorite Little Black Dress. Check out this one from BR (top) or, if you’re feeling daring, this Top Shop beaded piece:


All of these styles and many more can be found in the chic boutiques of NYC. Let our Shop Gotham tours take you there and get exclusive deals on this amazing trend. Book now!