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Halloween Shopping in NYC-the 411

Halloween is that lovely time of year when you can dress up and be whomever or whatever you want for the day without a second glance. Shopping for a costume, carving pumpkins, trick or treating and haunted houses are all fun ways to enjoy the fall holiday. As for us, we live for the shopping!

Like always, NYC has the ultimate shopping for your Halloween costume and decor this season. Here’s our “go-to” list:

The Village Party Store on 13 E 8th St has more than 2,000 getups to offer!

Halloween Adventure on 104 4th Ave is close to Union Square and open all year round. They also stay open til midnight as part of their “October Extended Hours”, for you late night shoppers.

Ricky’s is a great option in a multitude of neighborhoods-45 Halloween “super stores” throughout Manhattan.

Abracadabra Superstore on 19 w 21st St is a three level ‘haunted house vibe’ shop that sells costumes and has makeup artists on hand that detail in body painting as well. The best part- they have and rent an extensive costume and prop selection (both outrageous and hysterical).

Sprit has 14 locations in Manhattan, sells everything you will need to celebrate the holiday from home decor to costumes and accessories. Unique finds here include group costumes, theatrical contact lenses, and an extensive mask selection.

What to wear in NYC june 2011

Visiting NYC this month and wondering what to wear? If you havent heard, NYC did not get spring this year. We went right from winter to summer. So expect temps in 80’s during the day: 60’s- 70’s at night. 

If you are touring, going to museums, doing the landmark visits, the key is always comfortable stylish shoes. This is a walking city and wherever you are going, anticipate some walking to get there and afterwards, while you hunt for a cute cafe to relax. Women: casual dresses and “current” capris are always in style here. Pair with low espadrilles or cute flat sandles. UNLESS you are 20 something, size 0-2, short shorts is not a good look!!.   On the same note, baggy old longer shorts is not the NYC way here either. Think city, not barbecue. Casual, but stylish!

Want some help picking summer pieces, call on Shop Gotham NYC shopping tours.


Spring Break in New York City!!

In New York City the snow has melted and people can once again roam the streets without risking frostbite.  We are getting busy here at Shop Gotham with more tourists than ever coming to our wonderful city.   If you’re coming to New York and you want to a.) get your shopping fix, b.) escape the crowds, c.) explore some of New York’s most best neighborhoods on foot, consider signing up for a Shop Gotham shopping tour!  Take advantage of our exclusive discounts to get the newest spring fashion.  Book your tour in April and take advantage of sample sales galore.  What could be better?  It’s spring, it’s fashion, it’s New York!