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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

3 More Reasons NYC Rocks

January 21st, 2016

3 More Reasons NYC Rocks

1) Almost All Shops are open on Sunday (exception: upper Madison avenue). We recommend taking our Soho & Nolita shopping tour at noon on Sunday. Wake up late. Take your tour. Follow it by a late leisurely lunch at a charming cafe in Soho or Nolita. Shop some more. Drag your bags home. Take a nap. A perfect sunday.

2)Cover bands at BBKings. Almost any musician you have ever loved is represented at BBkings by a “look-alike band”, who are often as good as the real deal. Typically $15. Civilized environment with food & bev.

3)Philharmonic in Central Park. True that about a zillion other people also show up to picnic under the stars. But there is always a patch of grass to snag and hey, its the NY Philarmonic for free! July 17 2009.

Mother & Daughter Holiday Shopping New York City 2015

November 25th, 2015

Moms and daughters always have a ball on Shop Gotham’s Garment Center “insider” Shopping Tours. Multigenerational stylish clothing and accessories, Wholesale prices, A chance to meet designers in their studios/showrooms

Come join us!
www.shopgotham.com for details and schedules

Mother & Daughter Holiday Shopping New York City 2015

November 25th, 2015

Moms and daughters always have a ball on Shop Gotham’s Garment Center “insider” Shopping Tours. Multigenerational stylish clothing and accessories, Wholesale prices, A chance to meet designers in their studios/showrooms

Come join us!
www.shopgotham.com for details and schedules

 

 

Travel In Style

June 5th, 2015

We’re back for the second interview of our new Guest Blogger Series: Travel in Style – where you can expect top tips for travel from NYC’s most stylish bloggers! This week, we caught up with the ultra stylish Iyesha Cunningham of Salting Light. A well-travelled, trend savvy photographer, Cunningham dabbles in the fashion marketing world while presenting her photography on her own blog in her spare time. Get ready for a New York summer with her top style tips below.

SG: Hi, tell us a little bit about Salting Light?

SL: Salting light is the name of my blog I started right before I started doing some travelling. I used it to show my adventures and post some other projects I am working on. I got the name from this bible verse I really love in Matthew 5:13 which talks about us being the salt and light of the earth, and I love the concept of lighting in my photography so it all meshed together.

SG: What are your Top 5 recommended ‘must have pieces’ right now, for fashionistas preparing to pack for their NYC trip?

SL: I’d say some classic white sneakers, an oversized t-shirt dress, boyfriend jeans, classic denim jacket, and a good tote or leather bag to get you from day to night.

SG: Biggest trend this season?

SL: I am a sucker for all white and overalls.

SG: What is your secret NYC hotspot?

SL: haha. Secret hotspot? I’d say a best kept secret in New York is Inwood in the Fort Tryon Park and Cloisters area, even the path under the George Washington bridge by the lighthouse. It’s such an escape from the NYC madness but a bit out of the way.

Follow Iyesha on Instagram: @i_cunningham

Travel In Style

May 25th, 2015

Shop Gotham has long been about providing eager shoppers with ‘Insider’ information – just check out our Garment Center Tours. We wanted to take that one step further for all of our visitors out there, so we are introducing to you *drumroll please* our new Guest Blogger series. We’ve delved deep into the world of fashion to find you New York’s top bloggers who are armed with travel and style advice for you as you plan ahead your trip to the fashion capital of the world. This week we speak to the wonderful Brittni Joy Shalit, a style savvy New Yorker who runs her own fashion company, In All Honesty. She’ll have you ready for your travels in no time!

SG: Hi, tell us a little bit about In All Honesty?

BJS: In All Honesty is a women’s fashion brand derived on having versatile and easy pieces that can be worn a million different ways, dressed up or down – with a slight edge to it. After a few months of having the online shop open, I decided to take it a step further and make In All Honesty a blog as well to help show all the different ways in which the pieces can be worn. An inspiration of sorts. From there the blog kind of took off and I started to add in Personal Style as well.

SG: What are your Top 5 recommended ‘must have pieces’ right now, for fashionistas preparing to pack for their NYC trip?

BJS:

1. Layers – it changes from hot to cold and gets chilly in-between the buildings

2. A cute backpack – whether it be a fjallraven or a vintage designer one you stole for your mom, it’s perfect to run around the city with and works for day to night.

3. Suede. Really into suede skirts, tops, jackets & bags too! REALLY into suede bags. (suede backpack – DUH!)

4. Fashion sweatshirt. My favorite look hands down is an oversized cute sweatshirt with vintage cutoff denim shorts.

5. Comfortable shoes. You will be walking a lot, and if you’re not, you didn’t do NYC justice. Converse hi tops are always my go-to’s, or my black ankle boots.

SG: Biggest trend this season?

BJS: Truthfully this is a tougher question than “tell me about yourself.” I don’t really follow trends, I kind of just think of things I want to wear and then the hunt begins to find them. Some key things I’m looking forward to wearing this summer are: Co-ords, denim cut-offs with sheer tops or bodysuits (one-piece swimsuits work too), sneakers (think stan smith or Converse), flatforms, and leather. ALWAYS leather.

SG: What is your secret NYC hotspot?

BJS: Whether it’s a secret or not, my favorite place that I drag all my friends to is Macondo in the LES. THE best sangria, tacos, and guacamole, EVER.

SG: Best travel advice given?

BJS: Plan your outfits (versatility is key) and pack light, you can always go shopping for what you didn’t bring.

Free Summer Concerts

May 19th, 2015

2015 marks the 7th anniversary of New York Cities “Good Morning America” Free Friday Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (entrance at 71st & Fifth Ave). Concert doors open each weekly Friday at 6am, but make sure to arrive beforehand and wait in line because there is a limit of attendees allowed inside for each show. Concerts air live that same day on the #GMA show between 7-9am, so you could be a part of the morning news! Check out the lineup below, for which we are beyond psyched about!
May 22 – Jessie J
May 29 – Ed Sheeran
June 5 – Florence + the Machine
June 12 – Jason Derulo
June 19 – Adam Lambert
June 26 – Dierks Bentley
July 3 – Mika
July 10 – Walk the Moon
July 17 – TBA
July 24 – Nicki Minaj
July 31 – Hozier
Aug. 7 – Luke Bryan
Aug. 14 – TBA
Aug. 21 – 5 Seconds of Summer
Aug. 28 – TBA
Sept. 4 – Florida Georgia Line

See you there! xoxo #shopgotham
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Not To Miss! Free outdoor art this week in NYC

May 12th, 2015

Starting this Friday, a FREE outdoor art exhibit begins in Central Park called Drifting in Daylight, described as “a dreamy springtime pathway of art winding through the world’s most iconic park”. For 6 weeks on Fridays & Saturdays from 12-6, enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and walk throughout a scenic trail of sensory experiences and artwork!

Featured designers and collaborations include: Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, Lauri Stallings/glo. Among the incredibly diverse works is Spencer Finch’s “Sunset (Central Park),” which offers visitors free soft-serve ice-cream cones in colors reminiscent of the sky at sunset.

May 15 – June 20, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Central Park’s North End

Free entry

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