Coming to New York City December? And want to SHOP,,,!
If you want to shop deals, Shop Gotham can unlock the door to “behind the scenes” Designer Showrooms, where guests can buy Current Season on trend women’s apparel and accessories for 50-70% off retail! Shop for yourself, shop for gifts.
What are you waiting for? For details: Garment Center “insider” Shopping Tours
If shopping on your own schedule is more your thing, our SoHo and NoLita Self Guided/Directed Itineraries will guide you to the cool Finds in this already cool area. We know what’s what and what’s where. For details: Self Directed Tours
As the peak season approaches each year, we try to enlighten our readers with the What, Why and How of Sample Sales.
Once upon a time, designers sold their handful of sample size items at the end of the year. These are the individual pieces shown to store buyers. Some make it to full production, some do not. Typically, these are size 2, 4 or 6. That was then, this is now
Now, sample sales are BIG business and one can expect big inventory. All seasonal overstock in ALL sizes as well as those coveted one-off samples, are offered at Massive discount. This is an opportunity to buy often unaffordable clothing and accessories at very affordable prices. Or to chase down the designer names you love. or to simply shop for cool stuff. Essential to know: Must get to Sample Sale on its First day open!
In New York City, the apex of the 2017 sample sale season is November 13 to December 15.
Shop Gothamknows what is what and what is where. Come join us for private access to designer showrooms to shop at wholesale followed by a roster of all the best sample sales in town. Forget the Department Stores. This is oh so much chicer.
Here are but a few names we are excited about. Starting in NOV
Zadig & Voltaire Parker NYC 3.1 Philip Lim Tracey Reese
Pas de Calais
All fashion designers create more items than they will sell each season(overstock). They also create individual pieces each season for the buyers to look at (samples)
At the end of the season, they like to sell off these items at a deep discount (Sample Sales!)
While once upon a time, these items were just in sample slzes (typically something small), now one can find all range of sizes.
Holiday time in NYC is simply a bonanza of Sample Sales with a dozen to 2 dozen each day from mid-november to mid-december. Not only can one score from exciting brands you know. but its a great opportunity to uncover new ones. And the prices! EXPECT far better than the Department Store sales.
Yep, holiday season is soon here and shopping in NYC can be exhilerating.
But if you are aching to try something other than the department stores with their caffeine heavy perfume sprayers, we suggest you flock to the Sample Sales, where Designer apparel and accessories can be found at ALL levels and at DEEP Discounts.
From mid- November to mid – December, you can count on at least a dozen worthwhile ones each day. And Shop Gothamknows what’s what and what is where.
While Gift Buying is necessary, Personal Shopping is more FUN! Come join us
NYC designer SAMPLE SALE SEASON is soon upon us! While no one is quite ready for holiday shopping, NYC Sample Sales are a bonanza of fun to look forward to (especially for personal shopping!)
The season” officially kicks off November 14th and continues robustly through December 16th. Each day one can expect 12 -20 excellent options for women’s apparel and accessories at exceptional discounts.
NOW: here is what matters. Every Guest on our Garment Center “insider” Shopping tour receives a comprehensive list of all of the worthwhile Sample Sales. And we know what is what, After you have shopped with us and fully enjoyed our Exclusive Access to Wholesale pricing, you can continue to power shop on your own. Now that’s the way to “do” NYC.
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/Nolita, 12 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