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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

 

 

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

SoHo & Nolita Tour Special Rates For Easter Weekend

March 11th, 2016

NYC SoHo & Nolita Chic Boutiques Tour

Special Rates For Easter Weekend

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NYC will be both warm and invigorating on Easter weekend 2016

Shop Gotham invites you to do some fabulous spring shopping

At Easter weekend rates

30% off each ticket with the purchase of a full priced ticket.

To book: www.shopgotham.com

Booking code: easter16

Travel In Style

June 17th, 2015

We’re back again for another installment of our Guest Blogger Series: Travel in Style. Each week we speak to NYC’s hottest fashionista’s who are armed with style advice for your trip to the fashion capital! This week, we caught up with Annette Marom – a talented designer turned Television stylist for major TV networks. Having started her career in NYC’s Garment Center in the menswear industry, Marom followed her dream and created a womenswear line of her own. After settling down in the concrete jungle, she decided to pursue a career in styling. See below for her guide to New York style.

SG: Tell us a little about what you do?

AM: My name is Annette. I shop and style men and women for network television. News and Sports.

SG: What are your top 5 must have pieces right now for fashionistas preparing for a trip to NYC?

AM: For ALL ages:

  • White jeans
  • Flat espadrilles
  • A day hat
  • Your best handbag (not an evening bag)
  • A day dress (to the knee for you ladies over 40) or a maxi dress

SG: Biggest trend this season?

AM: Espadrilles

SG: What is your secret NYC hotspot?

AM: Not a secret but a new restaurant I recently went to and really like: Dirty French in the Ludlow Hotel on the Lower East Side. Both great ambience and food. It is new and hot, so resies are tough right now – book early!

SG: Best Travel advice?

AM: Plan your outfits before you leave and just pack them!

“Soho tour was the highlight of our Trip!”

April 20th, 2015
As a small and local New York business, Shop Gotham truly values feedback from our guests. A very special thank you to Harriet from the UK for sharing her Soho and Nolita Shopping Tour experience on TripAdvisor and giving us a 5 Star Review. We hope to shop with you next time you visit NYC!

Reviewed April 3, 2015

“Guide was FABULOUS! Even with 6 other guests along, she Catered to our interests and was very knowledgeable about the area. We were given a great map and it was suggested we use it to mark places we wanted to return to, which turned out to be an excellent tip. A couple of English stores have just arrived to NYC and we especially enjoyed those. The time goes very fast, so plan to stick around after and make time to go back to the street vendor selling one of kind, beautiful things on Prince and Mulberry. Great program.”

Harriet M, Visited March 2015

#shopgotham #shopping #shopsmall #nycshopping #soho #nolita #tripadvisor #review #fun #travel

Sample Sale of the Week

March 31st, 2015

If you love bright colored, eccentric and embellished costume jewelry, the sample sale of your dreams has commenced!

This week, the 260 Fifth Avenue sample sale venue (at 29th St) is hosting one of our favorite jewelry designers, Bauble Bar. Located a flew blocks east of the Garment District, 260 Fifth is a short walk from the end point of our Wholesale Garment Center Shopping Tours-which makes this a super convenient stop after your tour finishes!


Shop earrings, rings and the famous, oh so popular, statement necklaces at huge discounts at the Bauble Bar Sample Sale. Word on the street is that stock is being replenished each evening, so there will be a fresh assortment each day. The best part, nothing is priced over $25 (which is basically unheard of at well known and public sample sales).

3/31-4/3 Tue 1pm—8pm; Wed—Thu 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—7pm

#shopgotham #samplesale #shopnyc

4 New Partner Showrooms

November 10th, 2014

Just in time for holidays 2014, we have added 4 new showrooms for our dedicated shopping fashionista’s. Whether you are in your 20’s, 70’s or somewhere between, you will get to shop for gorgeous quality apparel and accessories at wholesale and then can proudly say you bought them in NYC, in the heart of the legendary Garment Center. Shop Gotham wholesale “insider” shopping tours will run until December 19th this year.

And don’t forget, sample sale season is finally here! The only time us girls can get the chance to purchase one of a kind main stream designer apparel and accessories at 80-90% off of the retail price that you would find in a store. We make 1-2 sample sale stops in addition to our private showroom stops on each Garment District tours, depending on the day/location of current sales. A few big designer sales to look for this month:

Alexis Bittar, Tibi, Vivienne Tam, Botkier, Helmut Lang, Haute Hippie, Rebecca Minkoff, Shoshanna, Lulu Frost


Sweater Weather

October 14th, 2014

Sweaters are a huge trend this season, major score!

All pros, no cons:
1. They are the most comfortable thing on the planet
2. Fashionable item that will actually keep you warm
3. Easy to layer-stick to basic colors and neutral shades

Not even close to a sweater dress, this fitted long length number with side slits is a must have from Zara’s fall collection! Throw it over anything and call it a day.

Layering inspiration-keep it simple and stick to similar hues/colors within your layers. Always remember to balance a big sweater with a slim bottom silhouettes (like a skinny jean).

Turtleneck sweater-we give it the go ahead as long is it has some variation from the ones you used to wear skiing. For example, the cowl neckline adds a chic element in addition to layering over a floral dress.

Oversized knits-the cardigan with bulk, the thick sweater that subs as a jacket. This look is totally in right now, and totally doable on all women. Give your leather jacket a day of rest and enjoy the fall weather while you can in a chunky knit!

Save on Holiday Shopping with Shop Gotham

October 8th, 2014

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

Featured in Travel Blog SuitcaseReady July 2014

July 16th, 2014

“For fashion lovers, people who want to be stylish, or ahead of the trends, Shop Gotham gives incredible access rarely available to anyone but the most connected among us”

NYC Tour Review: Shop Gotham Garment Center Insider Tour

Shop Gotham provides Insider Access to New York City’s Emerging and Brand Name Designers

After New Yorkers attain the more necessary goals of financial stability, amazing real estate, and a loving significant other, the next measurement of success is access.

Access to the hottest restaurants, the most exclusive parties, private showings, advance screenings – and yes, access to designer showrooms to  preview and buy upcoming season items, often before they’re available to the general public. Typically, you have to be well connected: a star, heiress or socialite to have pre-season access to “better” fashion collections.

For those who don’t want to spend years cultivating connections in one of the world’s most unaccessible cities, there is Shop Gotham.

Shop Gotham’s Garment Center Insider Tour brings a small group of visitors on an appointment-only circuit of  several known and emerging designers in NYC’s Garment Center. The fast paced tour gives attendees such variety of options and styles, at excellent prices, that this should be a must-do for any fashion enthusiast.

NYC residents – I’m talking to you – this isn’t your typical sample sale stuff.

Misty, our guide, met us on West 38th – a street renowned for its trimming stores. One of the women on the tour later admitted to me she was worried the entire tour would be this sort of stuff – trimmings and fabrics. In fact, there was none of it, but the list of tour stops and resources Misty gave us lists Pacific Trim and Mood for the designers, Project Runway, and sewing enthusiasts who wanted to visit them at another time.

There were 10 women in our group, mostly attentive and enthusiastic. A good mix of people from around the country with some humorous Texans and Southern women. I was the only local. A mother with a daughter with a killer body; this tour was made for her, and she was laden with bags by the end. Most of us were long past the stage of ever being able to fit sample sizes, but some of the designers did offer larger sizing. And, the shoes, bags, scarves and jewelry always fit!

Misty gave us an overview of the plan for the morning and explained we had appointments at each showroom, making it necessary to keep to a schedule. We would have about 20 minutes at each stop, and she would give a 10 minute warning when it was time to finish up. This worked out well, except for when some women felt we were spending too much time to accommodate others and less time to accommodate them. Moving 10 people used to different paces through the crowded garment center is a challenge. Misty was careful to keep a count and managed the group diplomatically.

Unfortunately, the designers who offer this access don’t necessarily want their department store clients to know it is available and so none of their names will be mentioned here. Two of the showrooms allowed me to take photos.

Our first stop was an outerwear showroom – I’ve seen their raincoats at Saks and in my mother’s closet. The brand features gorgeous fur pieces that I wouldn’t buy, but appreciate for the style, creativity and work. Many of my favorite pieces were trimmed in long haired Mongolian or Tibetan lamb. Prices seemed good for this type of product. Unfortunately their raincoat selection was limited. The showroom was also offering a sample sale of shoes I was not familiar with – most of them invisible to me (my eye passes over shoes with 4-6″ heels – unless they’re in Manolo’s window) but the women were raving about a lame’ trimmed espadrille that were cuter on top of the box than on my foot.

Next we visited a showroom of colorful silk or cotton caftans and intricately embroidered cover ups and tunics. With my January St. Barth trip in mind, I tried a pale turquoise cover up with white and silver beading. It fit and was well priced for what it was at $54, but I could picture myself spilling rose’ or suntan lotion on it the first time I wore it. This same shirt would have been 4 times the price, at least, at Calypso and would only come in a 0-2! This designer also offered a lot of fragile, contemporary jewelry.

Completely incongruous with the gem-encrusted pastel chiffon gowns lining 37th Street below was the showroom of an emerging luxury designer of chic women’s separates who excels in classic tailored pieces. I would have paid whatever the price of the black or burgundy riding jacket, had it been available in a 12.

In the same building, we visited a very creative, outspoken designer with a variety of clothing and very cool vegan handbags. After I missed my chance at the black tote, I grabbed the tan one – and wouldn’t put it down. Other than what she was wearing, the clothes were not my style, but her bags were gorgeous. I will plagiarize her outfit, in my own way. The daughter was the only one fitting into the really great $50 dresses.

Next, we followed Misty to West 36th Street and a colorful scarf designer showroom. The very friendly sales and marketing manager Nicholas showed us how to fold their scarf into a very cute vest – I was so busy looking among the gorgeous scarf patterns I missed it. The scarves come in a variety of materials and sizes – I plan to wear mine as both a shawl and a pareo. I’ve collected shawls and scarves for years – these are very unique and it was hard to choose between them.

We finished in a large showroom full of handbags! Shelves and racks full of them – in all colors, shapes and sizes. The very popular long strapped boxy bags for Spring and Summer 2014 were only $30. A few of the bags resembled major designer bags but there was no blatant attempt to copy brands. Since I had already bought a vegan bag, and recently returned from Guatemala with 2 embroidered and woven ones, I made a quick escape before my will-power did.

For fashion lovers, people who want to be stylish, or ahead of the trends, Shop Gotham gives incredible access rarely available to anyone but the most connected among us.

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