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What to wear when visiting NYC this January

If you are visiting NYC this month and are wondering what to pack-keep it simple! Trends this winter are easy to wear and simple to pair together, lot’s of solid basic colors and loose silhouettes. Our outfit “go to’s” for spot on chic city fashion that is easy to wear in the city, listed from head to toe:

  • Hats are huge this winter! Whether you prefer a long black beanie, colorful knit hat with a fur pompom (our personal fav), extravagant fur aviator, fedora, felt floppy, etc-this trend will keep you just as cozy as it will chic.
  • Sunglasses-we promise, you will want to shield your precious eyeballs from the whipping winds of NYC.
  • Long, camel colored coat styles. Mirroring a slight “bathrobe effect” coats are oversized and loose hanging.
  • Sweaters are either cropped or long in styles, such as cape styles or old school “sweater dress” looks (just make sure the sweater is not form fitting if it is on the longer side-longer sweaters require movement of ease: slits, zippers, elbow holes, etc!) Soft cashmere & wool blends will be sure to keep you warm and fashionable!
  • Cropped denim-whether the bottoms are rolled or slim fitting and showing a little bit of ankle-these are a must! Slightly high waist (just under belly button) are in; in either leather black, denim black, light faded blue, dark wash or ox blood colors! Pull out your 90’s denim, it’s perfect.
  • With freezing weather on the docket, and the expectation that you must walk everywhere in the city, a solid comfortable boot is a must! Knee, over the knee, calf, ankle-any of the above are a stylish addition to top off your look. Skip the snow boots, we’ve only had 2 snow storms so far, both of which turned to rain and washed away within 24 hours.

If you have any questions or need fashion advice, tweet at us! @shopgotham

Spring 2014 Trends Report

Day dreaming of warmer weather? These Spring trends will push your dreams into reality!

Some of our favorites include: floral prints, cropped tops, flowy sheer fabrics, knee to floor length hemlines and color variety: from bright solids to pastel colors of blue, pink and green.

It’s time to update your wardrobe for the changing seasons and our designer showrooms are now selling Spring collections. The Garment Center tour is a a perfect chance to purchase “up to the minute” NYC fashion at 70-80% off the price you would find in a retail store. The exact merchandise that you would find at Bloomingdales, Neimans, Saks etc. is available exclusively to our shoppers at wholesale price in designer showrooms in the Garment District. Our programs are led by fashionable guides that can help you understand NY fashion trends and purchase chic apparel and accessories. Spring ahead!
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What to Wear for Your NYC Holiday Celebrations

Is New York City ever more beautiful than it is during the holidays? From the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet; from dancing Rockettes at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to the famous Times Square New Year’s Eve party, New York is full of seasonal celebration.
It’s also, as always, full of fashion. We know that you wouldn’t want to be caught dead spending your holidays in the city while looking like a tourist. On the other hand, making the right fashion choices means staying comfortable in what is otherwise a winter wonderland.
What should you wear to your NYC holiday celebrations? Here are a few ideas:
Ditch the boring puffy tourist coat and show off your sense of style in a beautiful winter cape. These capes are warm, help keep you bundled up, and work as well over a great pair of jeans as they do over a over a little black dress.Want to compare cape styles? Start with Marie Claire’s list of the 30 best winter capes for 2013 and use it as inspiration.
The ideal boot for a NYC holiday vacation has to fulfill multiple functions:
Comfortable enough to wear all day
Sturdy enough to navigate the city streets
Stylish enough to look great with the rest of your outfit

If you’re planning to party with the Times Square revelers on New Year’s Eve, for example, you need a boot that will keep your toes comfortable and warm for close to 10 hours; people begin gathering in Times Square in the early afternoon and do not leave until well after midnight.

To get this perfect boot, expect to do a lot of shopping. Once you think you have your candidate, make sure to give it a test run by seeing if you can wear it all day long without any foot pain. You don’t want your feet to start hurting at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, with the ball drop still six long hours away.


If you’re trying to travel light, a really great pair of jeans will get you from ice skating at Rockefeller Center to listening to the Messiah at the New York Philharmonic, and everywhere in between. Yes, jeans are perfectly fine to wear into formal concert venues, especially if they’re trendy and fashion-forward. Find that great pair of jeans, and get ready to wear them everywhere.


When you’re bundled up in hat, scarf, and gloves, where can you truly let your sense of style shine? With the accessories, of course. Look for a pair of sparkling earrings from Front Jewelers that can peek out from underneath your snuggly winter hat, or search for that perfect jeweled bracelet to slide on over your chic black leather glove. If you’ve got a special someone in your life, remember that the holidays are a time for giving; go ahead and drop that hint that a beautiful new earring and necklace set would make the perfect accompaniment to your winter style statement.
Like your boots, you need a handbag that serves three main purposes:
Looks great
Holds everything you need
Can be worn all day long
Our suggestion? Look for a cross-body bag that you can wear across your chest, instead of a traditional handbag that dangles from one shoulder. You’ll be able to keep your hands free for photos and handholding, and you’ll be able to carry more without feeling tired. LuckyMag has a great selection of winter cross-body bags for you to admire.
If you still need outfit inspiration for your NYC holiday wardrobe, check out the rest of this site and look at the pictures in your favorite fashion magazines. Pick the pieces that most catch your eye and use them to make a truly outstanding holiday fashion statement.