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Self Directed Teen Shopping Tours

April 9th, 2015

Shopping in New York with teens is no longer a daunting challenge thanks to Shop Gotham’s Self Directed Tour offering. Whether looking for special event dresses like Prom or wedding appropriate, or just want to focus on teen appropriate stores for casual school and weekend clothing, Shop Gotham’s Teen Dress Shopping Itineraries are now available for Spring.

Spring 2015 fashion and accessories are now available in stores throughout the city. Each Self Directed Shopping Tour itinerary contains up to 25 relevant stores including store offerings, price range, location and hours of operation. Bring some friends or the whole family and make an afternoon of it!

Please direct any and all itinerary inquiries to: info@shopgotham.com or 917-599-6650

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Teen Activities in NYC

January 7th, 2015

Coming to the city soon with teens or a group of teens and looking for something fun to do? We have a plethora of options that are perfect for teenagers, both girls and boys:

  • Educational Student Shopping Tours are both fun & educational for teen girls and boys. A guaranteed afternoon well spent exploring NYC by students and chaperones alike. Shop Gotham host student groups year-round (from 4-100+) and we create custom tours for each and every group.

Examples of educational shopping paired themes in the past: History of the Garment District, Music in the West Village, Street Art/Graffiti, Costume Design and the Performance World.

  • Private SoHo/NoLita Shopping Tours offer the most unique, trendy and fashionable boutiques within the gorgeous and chic neighborhoods of Soho and Nolita. For teen boys and girls alike, these charming side-by-side neighborhoods yield the ultimate shopping area in the city. Your teens are led by our expert guides, both fashion and “shopping scene” savvy, shopping exclusive discounts (available only to our guests) at 15+ partner shops.
  • Sweet 16 Shopping Parties are a dream come true for the girl who loves fashion, the excitement of New York City and shopping with her friends. Our private Sweet 16 shopping tours are a unique, once in a lifetime experience for the birthday girl and her friends to explore the city in a fun and totally chic, totally VIP way, on her birthday. Give the party that she will never forget!
  • Self Directed NYC Teen Dress Shopping Itineraries are perfect for those teens that want to shop at their own pace! Shop Gotham now offers a “self directed” aka non-guided tours of New York City that makes it easy for you! Whether you are looking for formal occasions (such as prom, homecoming, wedding) or casual (LBD, party, weekend) SG has the ultimate store list of ‘NYC Musts’; including store hours, location, price range and what to expect.

Not To Miss This December in NYC

December 8th, 2014
Looking for things to do in NYC this December? Check out our insider “NYC Musts” from your local New Yorkers:
  • Knock out your Christmas and Holiday shopping in one day on a Garment Center Tour. Purchase chic accessories, handbags, jewelry, dresses, coats, scarves, fur-gifts for the whole family at wholesale-only prices! And of course, a little self-gifting is okay too!
  • Stop by Bryant Park to check out the outdoor Holiday Vendors that surround the BP Ice Skating Rink. Burn some calories, take a spin on the ice, check out the fabulous BP Christmas tree and then grab a cappuccino and people watch.
  • The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, as always, is a must do if you’ve never seen it! Each year the music, costumes and talented Rockettes & performers grow more exquisite!
  • Take a shopping break and stroll Holiday Under the Stars, an state-of-the-art holiday light display at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle. The spectacle features a dozen 14-foot LED stars that do a colorful “dance,” flashing more than 16.7 million color mixes in time to classic yuletide tunes.

  • Museum at FIT opens a new exhibit exploring the Counterfeit Industry and how it affects the fashion world, Faking It. “Fashion should slip out of your hands. The very idea of protecting the seasonal arts is childish. One should not bother to protect that which dies the minute it is born.” Coco Chanel
  • See New Year’s Times Square Ball Drop on December 31st. Ring in the New Year of 2016 in the heart of New York City, Times Square! Or stream it live here.

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Shopping NYC with Student Groups

December 2nd, 2014
Looking to host a group outing for your students that is both educational and fun? Shop Gotham offers private Student Group Shopping Tours in New York City that are fun for both the kids and chaperones alike!
Our shopping tours can be fully customized to meet required needs and interests of the school, teachers and students at hand (the images above and below are from a Soho/Nolita Educational Shopping Tour tour that we hosted last week).

  • Students will have the opportunity to learn about merchandising, retailer business, fashion, trend forecasting, styling and of course, plenty of time to shop at all the greatest shops and boutiques in the city.
  • Our chic Shop Gotham tour guides lead a truly VIP educational shopping experience, with exclusive discounts and unique finds guaranteed.
  • Prices vary depending on group sizes and criteria required (recommended ages 12-22)
  • For more information please email us at: info@shopgotham.com
  • Chic Boohoo Pop-Up in Soho

    November 3rd, 2014

    Check out this new amazing SoHo Pop-up @boohoo !! Boohoo.com opened their pop-up shop (462 W Broadway between Prince and Houston Sts) in SoHo until Nov 14. The sale consists of 2 floors, both men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, prices ranging between $20 – $60. Super chic items & extremely affordable prices-exactly what SoHo is lacking.

    Boohoo will be hosting a number of music events & blogger meet-and-greets over the next few weeks as well! (you can see the schedule here).

    Open 11-7 every day until Nov 14 @ 462 W Broadway, New York NY
    Find out more information here: BooHoo Pop Up!

    Sweet 16 Celebration: Shopping NYC

    April 4th, 2014

    Your teen loves fashion and shopping and hanging out with her friends. Her favorite thing to do is read fashion magazines and browse the internet for the latest and most chic trends and styles. Her birthday is coming up, she is about to be 16 and you want to give her the ultimate birthday gift and celebration on her special day. Look no further, Shop Gotham has you covered and will take care of all the planning!

    For the fashionista whose ideal birthday celebration is to shop in NYC with her friends! Each Sweet 16 shopping tour is personally customized to suit the style, budget and fashion desires of the Sweet 16 birthday girl.

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    A recent Sweet 16 Testimonial from TripAdvisor

    5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2014

    Fabulous!! Spectacular!! Fun!! Appropriate!! My husband and I booked my daughter’s Sweet 16 Party with ShopGotham and Puglia’s Restaurant in Little Italy. We traveled by limousine to and fro the event from Central NJ. What a blast they had, including my self!!! I contacted Marla, the owner, who made all the arrangements. She was wonderful – answering all my questions, including recommending restaurants for after the shopping. She booked us with Tour Guide Melinda who was delightful, charming and quite knowledgeable of the SOHO/NOLITA area that we toured and shopped. My daughter and her friends had so much fun shopping, eating cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcakes, learning some history of the area and talking celebrity gossip. I would definitely recommend ShopGotham. I may even tour again soon with my lady friends!!!

    Visited March 2014

    Why take a Shop Gotham NYC shopping tour with your teen

    August 15th, 2011

    .. because what she wants to do in NYC is shop! (perhaps you do too). Following are the Specific Shop Gotham programs which are best for teens:

    • Soho & Nolita Chic Boutiques Shopping Tour, every Fri, Sat & Sun. morning. WHY: Cool indie shops, exclusive discounts, more
    • Sweet 16 Shopping tours:  recommended for ages 15- 18. A special celebratory shopping program, like only can be done in NYC
    • Self-Directed shopping tours. Want to go at your leisure? We will plans a days worth of shopping to please you and your teen 

    For more information or to book:

    www.shopgotham.com