Tag Archives: Shopping in NYC

Summertime Activities in New York

July 2nd, 2014
There are so many exciting activities to partake in during the summertime. One of our personal faves is the Chelsea Highline located on 10th Avenue along the West Side. Walk this historic railroad line raised far above the traffic on the streets, admire the plants and greenery, and take photos of gorgeous NYC views!

Start at 34th St Highline entrance in the morning, take the railroad path all the way down to the end into the West Village and then head to Soho for a Soho Nolita Shop Gotham Shopping Tour-it’s a perfect way to spend a summer day outdoors in New York. Walk the areas that New Yorkers enjoy most-Chelsea, West Village, Soho and Nolita all in one day!


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Unique new things to do in NYC 2014 when visiting

April 6th, 2014

Ah NY, a new activity a minute, no way for us locals to keep up. How is a visitor to choose what to do on their short stay in the big city! It’s tough, but here are a couple of new ideas:

  • DRAG singers to entertain you at lunch. On the far fat west side of midtown, stands the new OUT hotel, 510 West 42nd street. Sunday at their restaurant Kitchn is a real treat, with a duo of sumptuous drag singers who will make you thing Lady Gaga is actually in the room. The menu offers unlimited mimosas and American cuisine.
  • Any of our Shop Gotham shopping tours. Specifically, our newest tour, Costume Design and the Performance World, takes you on a journey throughout the exciting and elusive industry of wardrobing for Broadway and Film.

Shop Gotham was named a TOP 10 tour by the New York City Convention Bureau (http://www.nycgo.com/slideshows/10-top-tours-2014.03.05/10) and ranks #23 of all 465 Activities in NYC on TripAdvisor.

Fashion Bloggers in Our Showrooms

December 6th, 2013

This week we hosted a group of fashion and beauty bloggers from the local New York area on a Garment Center tour. As it happens, we are in the height of sample sale season. Not only did the bloggers love our wholesale showrooms, but the sample sales we chose for the shopping itinerary that day were also booming! Custom group tours are one of our primary services and we especially love to create itineraries for the fashion savvy! #shopgotham

What to wear when visiting NYC this fall

November 1st, 2013

The weather recently has been a bit wild, ranging from sunny and warm afternoons to chilly windy nights. Our suggestion on dreassing for NYC this fall-wear layers! Not only is layering your outfit a fashion statement, but it allows you flexibility throughout the day and into the evening as the weather changes. Key pieces to incorporate this fall:

  • Hats- Wide rimmed, floppy, colorful, there are so many styles (making this trend work for a wide variety of face shapes accross the board). Hats are “so in” right now, fun to wear, and an easy on/off as weather permits! Try these styles- cloche, bowler, beanie, fedora, beret.
  • Scarves- Offer a little protection to your neck, feel cozy, and look chic! Cashmere, knit, wraps, knotted, tied, infinity…the choices go on and on! Always a statement piece and easy to wear.
  • Cashmere blend socks- Not only are they super warm, comfortable, and able to fit inside your favorite boots- your toes will appreciate the added comfort with all the walking you will be doing in the city.
  • Leather jacket-  The undying NYC trend. Fitted, moto, cropped, embellished- whichever way to want to wear it, these jackets are slimming AND warm.
  • Vests/Capes- These styles have resurfaced from fashion history and are chic when worn correctly! Keep it simple-when using these pieces as your top layer, stick with solid greys, blacks and camel. As for the adventurous, try these fun outerwear trends: leather trim, color fur, herringbone, houndstooth, pinstripes, and Prince of Wales checks. Hoods and high necklines are also ways to ward off the NYC wind.
  • You can find these items on a Shop Gotham shopping tour at discounted prices!

The Full Figured Fashionista’s Shopping Guide

October 1st, 2013

For curvy and full figured women who want to shop while visiting New York City, Shop Gotham has made this daunting challenge a bit more manageable.
Shop Gotham is pleased to now offer a comprehensive and easy to follow Self-Directed Plus Size Shopping Itinerary. If it exists in NYC, it will be here. This emailable guide accompanied by a simple map, identifies approximately 25 shops in Manhattan, Harlem and Brooklyn. Store types range from those which carry staple pieces to luxury boutiques. Lingerie, swimwear and specialty sized shoes are included as well.
Both chain stores and “only in NYC” options are here, with address, hours, phone number, size ranges and brief summary of items and best sellers. Shoppers can pick and choose their destinations or for the ambitious, the entire itinerary can be accomplished in 2 days time, at one’s own pace.
The fee is $32 and can be ordered via email at: info@shopgotham.com with the subject line: Self-Directed Plus Size Shopping Itinerary.

Italy Vs. New York

October 27th, 2010

Ding Ding Ding and the winner is…. NEW YORK CITY!  We at Shop Gotham have found that shopping in Italy, as fabulous as it is, does not compare to what NYC has to offer. Sure, Italy has couture designers, loads of history, and of course those incredible accents, but what they are truly missing is the middle ground of shopping. Italy offers high-end fashion and low-end fashion with no real in between.  In NYC if you want to be stylish and are willing to go just above H&M prices then you have TONS of options to choose from.  To get better acquainted with what New York City fashion is offering you, then visit www.shopgotham.com and start shopping!

Shop Gotham's Store Pick of the week- Back

October 13th, 2010

Have you noticed that every season you start to see the same styles appearing in every store? Well Shop Gotham has just the cure! BACK, located at 230 Mulberry Street in Nolita, offers a well edited selection of French and Italian designs for women really looking for that great style that no one else has.  We at Shop Gotham highly recommend this store and know you will enjoy it as much as we did! Please visit www.shopgotham.com for more great picks and to join us for one of our tours.

Shop Gotham’s Store Pick of the week- Back

October 13th, 2010

Have you noticed that every season you start to see the same styles appearing in every store? Well Shop Gotham has just the cure! BACK, located at 230 Mulberry Street in Nolita, offers a well edited selection of French and Italian designs for women really looking for that great style that no one else has.  We at Shop Gotham highly recommend this store and know you will enjoy it as much as we did! Please visit www.shopgotham.com for more great picks and to join us for one of our tours.