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Top 7 Fashion Trends You Need To Know For Spring 2017

March 24th, 2017

Well, we all know it’s a mainly upbeat season. And of course, who else is excited to find out what’s in for fashion? We’re not exactly mind readers, but thanks to the designers of the New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2017 runway show, we’ve got a pretty clear picture of what we’ll be wearing this season.

These designs set the style for this year, and it’s going to look a bit different from the ones we’ve known so far. There’s a lot of exciting new fashion trends to try, and you can check some clothing online for inspiration. Of course, the ‘80s inspired fashion still continues, there are more washes of canary yellow and fuchsia pink to new takes on sheer and ruffled textures.

Prepare for bolder prints, more ruffles, and some major wardrobe disruption.

Spring 2017 is going to bring some huge change to our closets. Here are the top seven spring trends that emerged in the New York Fashion Week: stripes, floral, modernized oxfords, neons, ruffles, shades of blue, and bralette tops. Surely, shopping for these trends can be overwhelming. That’s why Shop Gotham has got your back and will escort you to just the right stores targeting these ontrend pieces. Coming to NYC? Check out our shopping tours.

Just remember though, these are only guides. After all, it is still the season where YOU can make the rules

Discount B’Way Tix and Free Things to Do! December NYC 2016

November 22nd, 2016

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Discount B’Way Tix and Free Things to Do!  December NYC 2016

New York’s newest place for cheap Broadway tickets isn’t a place at all.  In fact, you’re probably holding it right now—or at least it’s within easy reach!  That’s right, it’s your cell phone.  The app TodayTix has picked up where TDF left off.  No one wants to stand in long lines in the middle of Times Square, especially when temperatures go south and the snow starts to fall.  Instead, the younger generation downloads the TodayTix app for free!   It lists cheap tickets available that day (hence the term “TODAY” Tix), and on certain shows, for performances in the near future.   TodayTix also offers lottery options for a selection of other productions.   (Note:  only one or two lottery tickets to each show might be available, compared to the hundreds of people who may have entered.  So if you are desperate to see a certain show, you might want to make plans other than the lottery.)

As of Thanksgiving week in New York City,  the Rockette Christmas Spectacular had tickets on sale for $39, and Cirque du Soleil’s  Paramour was on sale for $55, along with a $35 lottery option.  TodayTix subscribers could enter the lottery to see Sutton Foster in Sweet Charity for $35.  Chicago and Cats were listed at $50 and $59, respectively.  Tickets could be purchased for all of these shows throughout the week.  Many, many more shows were available:  School of Rock, Matilda, Fiddler on the Roof, The Cherry Orchard, Kinky Boots, and more.  Some off-Broadway companies are on there as well, such as the dance company Pilobolus, Othello:  the Remix, Sleep No More, and the Keen Company’s Tick, Tick… Boom!

So next time you come to New York, do what the locals do!  Download TodayTix for free, purchase a ticket, and then meet a TodayTix concierge at the theatre.  He or she will be clearly identifiable.  You provide ID, they hand you a ticket, and you go straight to your seat.  It couldn’t be easier!  Don’t pay through the nose for a Broadway show.  And no more standing in line for hours to pay cash at the TDF booth!

If you’re looking for something to do that is completely scot free, check out the links below!

Bryant Park Winter Village 2016

The skating rink is free, free, free!  (The skates, however, aren’t.)  Check out the adorable holiday shops that have popped up on the perimeter.  This often overlooked park is adored by city dwellers who work in the skyscrapers surrounding the park.

Free Holiday Lights Tour!

Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world this time of year!   Click on the link to find out about the New York Holiday Lights Tour, a festive two-hour pay-what-you-like walking tour.  (There’s also a bus version.)

Free Juilliard Chamber Music

On Wednesdays at 1:00, Juilliard students share their talents with the general public throughout the season.

 

What to Expect on a NYC Teen Shopping Program with Shop Gotham

July 1st, 2016

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What to Expect on a NYC Sweet 16 or Teen Shopping Program with Shop Gotham

Teens love to shop.  Indeed they do. On a recent Shop Gotham program in SoHo/Nolita12 teens from Cleveland returned home with bags ablaze with goodies and certainly no one broke the bank or worse, angered their parents!

They commenced their day at an indoor market for young indie designers.  30 designers under one roof offer everything from leather jackets to candles.

Then on to 8 more NYC cool stores which offered selections the girls could not find at home.

Along the way, their fashionable guide regaled them with stories about the area  of Soho and Nolita – once a thriving art community, shared fashion tips, helped select pieces which were just right for the season and pointed out where celebrities live.

The 3 hours concluded with special cupcakes for the honoree from a famous tv bakery

Shop Gotham Sweet 16’s are available all year round for the lucky shopper. For details, see www.shopgotham.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting NYC the Week of May 30 to June 3? Here are 3 Things not to Miss

May 30th, 2016

STARS in the ALLEY, Friday, June 3, 12:30pm, Celebrate Broadway with exciting performances by over 30 shows.  Outside on Shubert Alley.  Pre-Tony awards!

Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale, May 31- June 5, 260 Fifth Avenue (Between 28th & 29th Streets), 10- 6 daily

 Pitbull free in Central Park, June 3

PHOTO: Ariana Grande attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles | Recording artist Pitbull poses backstage on April 3, 2016 in Houston | Recording artist Jason Derulo at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, Calif.

 

 

 

Our Top NYC Picks Of The Month

May 18th, 2016

Our Top NYC Picks Of The Month

It goes without saying that New York City can be overwhelming. Here at Shop Gotham, we not only want to take you on the best shopping tours in the city, but we also want you to see things that are off the beaten—things only New Yorkers would know. Each month we will bring to you our Top picks of the city; whether they are places to visit, top tips and general advice that will help make your trip to the world’s greatest city, one to remember. Here it goes:

  1. Brandy’s Piano Bar, E 84th Street: An evening at a quaint bar is the perfect follow up to a shopping tour with us! Brandy’s Piano Bar on the Upper East Side is as old as New York but still makes for a fabulous evening of entertainment. Sing out loud with wonderfully talented broadway folks and enjoy a lovely drink while you are there. It certainly keeps the crowds coming! Visit: http://brandyspianobar.com/brandys1
  2. Link phone charging stations: Link have teamed up with the city to bring you very convenient charging stations. No need to worry about making sure your battery is full! You will be ready to Instagram your amazing day in the city in no time once you pitstop at one of these.4-1
  3. Alex Bittar Jewelry Sample Sale: Known for awe-inspiring costume and fine jewelry, be sure to make it down to the Alex Bittar sample sale this week on 20 W 36th St. Thurs-Sun 10am-7pm.
  4. Lace it up! Our favorite spring/summer trend is in full swing. We cannot get enough of lace-up flats—the perfect shoe to wear whilst exploring the city all day and still looking completely stylish. These are a must have! Glamour tells us more: Lace Up Flats SS166c6dea689d13043aecdf1854a9e19aba-1

Until next week,

Shop Gotham x

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

Plan your New York City trip in advance

April 9th, 2016

Plan your New York City trip in advance

Planning ahead when visiting NYC is key. We’re not just talking about a few weeks in advance, but sometimes months or even a year! There are so many amazing events and organizations to see while you are here that it’s best to do your research in advance. Why you ask? So you don’t miss out on amazing events such as the Women in the World Summit, that we attended earlier this week.

Organized by journalist Tina Brown and in its seventh year, this three-day summit introduced several dozen inspiration women who are leaders or doing the kind of important work we should all know about. Shop Gotham was present at this extraordinary event at Lincoln Center and found it to be a must do in NYC.

Speakers included: Ayaan Ali Hirsi, a leader in the voice against the hardship of Islamic Laws on women, Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, Mindy Kaling, the actor and comedian, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Thomas Friedman, Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, the International Monetary Fund and many others.

If you are planning to come to NYC in 2017, we encourage you to really plan ahead to attend this summit and be prepared to be enlightened and inspired.

For more information click here.

See some pics we captured from the event below:

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Above: Entrance to the summit at Lincoln Center 

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Above: Savannah Gurthrie interviewing Laura Bush, Barbara Bush Jr., Jenna Hager Bush

Share Your Favorite Summer Fashion Trends

May 28th, 2015

What are the current go-to’s in your closet? Are you a dress/romper kind of girl or more of a cutoff short and t shirt kind of girl in the Spring and Summer in NYC? Do you rock low top sneakers or slip on sporty sandals this season? Prefer to carry your essentials around in an oversized leather handbag or a chic backpack? Now is your opportunity to tell us all about it!

Share your favorite fashion forward ensembles for summer 2015 with Shop Gotham bloggers. Send us a photo in your favorite Spring/Summer outfit and include your first name, city and one line about why you selected this look to be considered! We will post it and blog about the photos that we receive. Submit all fab photos to: info@shopgotham.com

Looking forward to hearing from you, fashionistas! xoxo #shopgotham

Shopping for Prom in NYC

May 6th, 2015

Shopping​ for #prom with your teens? Shop Gotham now offers NYC self-directed shopping tours.

Our Prom shopping experts pin-point the hottest and most recent shops within the city that offer unique one-of-a-kind gorgeous prom dresses for girls, such as trending two piece dresses and sheer embellished gowns. Other perks of the self guided Prom Dress Shopping Tour include: a city map, 25 stores within the city, store hours, price range, offerings description and select SG shopping discounts; all for only $40! Let Shop Gotham relieve your dress shopping stress and outline a guaranteed shopping itinerary for Prom 2015. Come with friends and make a day of it in the city!

Teen Shopping Parties

April 29th, 2015
A Shop Gotham Shopping Party is the top trending teen birthday idea for 2015! Your teen and her friends are treated to a phenomenal VIP day in NYC including a customized and guided shopping tour of the cities top trending boutiques, exclusive Shop Gotham discounts at select stores, a private fashion/trends presentation, shopping access inside a private showroom and custom birthday cupcakes from Soho’s chic cupcake shop, Georgetown Cupcake NYC .
Spring Fashion in Soho, NYC​ is all around! From pastels to neutrals, light wash cropped denim to long flowy skirts, gingham to stripes, crop tops to off the shoulder dresses-your teens will have a blast shopping with Shop Gotham’s chic guides and shopping the hottest fashion New York has to offer. For more information or a quote for your teen shopping party, please call us at 917-599-6650.

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