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Why You Must Go to Central Park when in NYC

April 23rd, 2017

You may live in a lovely city chock full of parks and wonder why bother visiting This park on your precious vacation to New York.

Yes, this expansive 2.5 mile long famous place has a Zoo, Broadway Baseball leagues, lovely restaurants, a carousel and skating rink, running paths galore and a million nooks and crannies to read a book, meditate or take a nap. All good reasons, but that is not the most important one.

We, who have been living in and observing New York and its inhabitants for 3 decades know that if you want to see real New Yorkers, this is the place to go. Our Oasis.

On a Sunday, especially in Spring and Fall, the park is doused with thousands of .. wait for it.. New Yorkers RELAXING! Away from our lightless apartments or stress filled office cubicles, the inhabitants of this city are actually kind and gentle people, who will caress and guide visitors with generosity of spirit as unknown on a Tuesday in Midtown.

Do not come to NYC and miss Central Park. It is worth the visit.

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What to Wear in NYC in April 2017 for REGULAR Women

March 30th, 2017

Ah . .the daunting question for all travelers. What to pack, what to wear. Especially when visiting a stylish city like New York.

If you have a little style in you, but like most women, do Not follow all the fashion “ins” of each season or run out to replace your  wardrobe at the first hint of a new season, here is a fool proof and simple packing list for April in NYC. (for age 30 –  80)

Women in NYC try to bring some style to their outings. Baggy shorts and Nikes are never in style here. Either are dresses several inches above the knee unless you are in your 20’s with killer legs.

How to Wear Florals If You're Not a Girly-Girl

Temps are in typically in the 60’s. Much sun but also expect and prepare for a couple of days of scattered rain

For Daytime:  
ACTIVITY: Shopping, Museum perusing, Central Park strolling, casual lunching, taking in an iconic site, touring
WEAR: Platform sneakers, well fitting current jeans, long sleeve cotton top, leather jacket, fedora
ACTIVITY: Broadway Matinee, Nice lunch
WEAR: Well fitting jeans, short boots, nice top, jean jacket

For Evening
ACTIVITY: Early or late dinner, Broadway Show
WEAR: Cropped jeans,  booties with stacked heel, nice top and well fitting current blazer
ACTIVITY: Chic restaurant
WEAR: Floral dress with jean jacket and heeled booties OR
Cropped jeans, off the shoulder top (if you are able) OR jumpsuit with jean jacket and heels

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  • Broadway matinees,

 

Private NYC Shopping Tours for the Whole Family. Teens and Moms

March 16th, 2017
Spring break in NYC. Family shopping affair

 

NYC Shopping is exhilerating and a spectacular way to spend some family time.   This family celebrating Spring Break in March 2017 conquered SoHo & NoLita with the help of their fashionable guide.

For information on our 3 Hour Private Custom Shopping Tours,
Private 3 Hour Shopping Tours.  

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

Travel In Style

June 17th, 2015

We’re back again for another installment of our Guest Blogger Series: Travel in Style. Each week we speak to NYC’s hottest fashionista’s who are armed with style advice for your trip to the fashion capital! This week, we caught up with Annette Marom – a talented designer turned Television stylist for major TV networks. Having started her career in NYC’s Garment Center in the menswear industry, Marom followed her dream and created a womenswear line of her own. After settling down in the concrete jungle, she decided to pursue a career in styling. See below for her guide to New York style.

SG: Tell us a little about what you do?

AM: My name is Annette. I shop and style men and women for network television. News and Sports.

SG: What are your top 5 must have pieces right now for fashionistas preparing for a trip to NYC?

AM: For ALL ages:

  • White jeans
  • Flat espadrilles
  • A day hat
  • Your best handbag (not an evening bag)
  • A day dress (to the knee for you ladies over 40) or a maxi dress

SG: Biggest trend this season?

AM: Espadrilles

SG: What is your secret NYC hotspot?

AM: Not a secret but a new restaurant I recently went to and really like: Dirty French in the Ludlow Hotel on the Lower East Side. Both great ambience and food. It is new and hot, so resies are tough right now – book early!

SG: Best Travel advice?

AM: Plan your outfits before you leave and just pack them!

“Soho tour was the highlight of our Trip!”

April 20th, 2015
As a small and local New York business, Shop Gotham truly values feedback from our guests. A very special thank you to Harriet from the UK for sharing her Soho and Nolita Shopping Tour experience on TripAdvisor and giving us a 5 Star Review. We hope to shop with you next time you visit NYC!

Reviewed April 3, 2015

“Guide was FABULOUS! Even with 6 other guests along, she Catered to our interests and was very knowledgeable about the area. We were given a great map and it was suggested we use it to mark places we wanted to return to, which turned out to be an excellent tip. A couple of English stores have just arrived to NYC and we especially enjoyed those. The time goes very fast, so plan to stick around after and make time to go back to the street vendor selling one of kind, beautiful things on Prince and Mulberry. Great program.”

Harriet M, Visited March 2015

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Shopping in New York City

March 4th, 2015
TripAdvisor’s new category, “Shopping in New York City“, recently launched and Shop Gotham is the leader within this new category! Take it from our shoppers, SG shopping tours take you behind the scenes of the fashion industry and yield the best shopping that NYC has to offer.

A review recommending our Garment Center Shopping Tour and guide Keve, from a recent Australian visitor, Kerrie W:
“New York Garment Centre Shopping Tour”
5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
If you love fashion and your are holidaying in NYC then book this tour. I did it today and it was great, great shopping opportunities away from street shopping. Great tour guide Keve. Thank you shop Gotham


Exploring SoHo & NoLita

February 15th, 2015
Good news! Winter is almost over which means the Shop Gotham Soho Nolita Shopping Tours will begin again! Starting March 6th, our explorative downtown shopping tours commence each week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Looking for an activity to do with mom and teens in NYC or groups of women in NYC? This tour is the fun and easy solution!
Here is a small sneak peak into a few new stores in the area that have opened up this winter:
Classic basics, Men’s and women’s clothes with a Gap/Joe fresh feel. The best part? The sale section in the back of the store
H&M sister brand opened their first US location this October in Soho. European style merchandise: apparel between $50-100, accessories ($10-50), bath/home products and features a HUGE shoe bar in the back of the store.

Small gem stone/mixed metals shop that opened up in January. The store originated in Park Slope and still have store there, but this is first NYC location. The sell a variety of men’s and women’s jewelry/gifts: “finer” jewelry (bridal collection) towards the back, less expensive bracelets, charms, keychains, temp tattoos, rings and gifts towards the front.
Very friendly, welcoming and educating staff. They are ecstatic to tell you a story for each stone-regarding it’s origin or it’s historical uses. Turf floor, books with gemstone info are scattered about and the shop girls hand out cards that describe each stone you are interested in. Floor to ceiling hand made gem stone jewelry-most pieces raining between $150-250 but there are some less expensive pieces/small gifts.


Not To Miss This Weekend in NYC

January 20th, 2015

New York’s ultimate Snow Day is this weekend, are you ready? Snow is being pumped as we speak to prep the “slopes” of Central Park for Winter Jam NYC. The best part about this lovely little afternoon of snow or shine? It’s FREE! Just bring your snow gear and a smile. Jan 24th 11-3, enter at 72nd and Fifth.

If you are visiting New York this weekend, a little sample sale to brighten up your day and get you ready for Spring fashion: Yumi Kim at Chelsea Market. Purchase delicate and colorful silk dresses, rompers, tops, bottoms, jewelry and other accessories for under $75.

New York City Broadway Week starts today and runs through Feb 5, offering select shows and performances at buy one get one FREE prices! We wait for this sale every year because these shows are never on sale and Broadway Week offers the least expensive tickets that are offered year-round. Take advantage and purchase tickets to a show you’ve always wanted to see and save your cash for shopping.

A homespun hidden gem of a NYC restaurant at the end of a hidden alley way on Rivington St, Freeman’s offers specialty cocktails, delicious classic American/Anglo brunch, a unique ambiance all at an extremely affordable price. Reservations are also available for groups of 6 or more!

Made possible by Cartier, The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection. The decadent and luxurious jewel collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani is on display in the MET Islamic art galleries. Both glamorous and fascinating, these adornments offer a peek into jewelry styles in India dating all the way from the Mughal period until the early 20th century. This exhibit ends on Sunday the 25th so catch it this weekend before it’s gone, at Fifth Ave & 82nd St.

NYC Parks are now offering free daily fitness classes offered within all of the 5 boroughs. Shape up and take advantage of these free fitness training classes which are taught by expert fitness trainers!

Treat yourself to a hot spa, bath house, sauna, or you know, what we like to call the “anti-freeze”. Take a mini (spa) type vacation this weekend and book yourself a defrosting sesh! Take a look at the 11 best NYC spa options recommended for 2015.

Low Season Rates for Tours

January 5th, 2015

Happy New Year everyone! As a token of our appreciation, we are happy to announce that low season Jan/Feb shopping tour rates have begun for all of our shopping tours throughout the city. Winter in NYC post holiday is great for lower hotel rates, quieter streets, less crowded restaurants and of course, low season rates for shopping tours!

The money you will save on your tour tickets can be used to buy yourself something that is well deserved. Join a shopping tour for less and shop NYC fashion at wholesale, designer discounts straight from the showroom. Shop amazing deals on winter apparel and accessories and enjoy an afternoon well spent in New York City with family and friends.

Bring your best snuggly winter boots and long coat to stay warm!

Garment Center 2015 tours commence on Wednesday Jan 7, 2015.

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