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Free NYC Summer Central Park Concert Schedule

May 11th, 2017

Free music in the middle of Central Park ?
nothing more magical.to commence your day.

ABC’s Good Morning America hosts this annual series, which by the way is never as packed at those at Rock Center. See you there

VIDEO: GMA 2017 Summer Concert Series lineup announced

 

 

SoHo & Nolita Tour Special Rates For Easter Weekend

March 11th, 2016

NYC SoHo & Nolita Chic Boutiques Tour

Special Rates For Easter Weekend

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NYC will be both warm and invigorating on Easter weekend 2016

Shop Gotham invites you to do some fabulous spring shopping

At Easter weekend rates

30% off each ticket with the purchase of a full priced ticket.

To book: www.shopgotham.com

Booking code: easter16

Sample Sale of the Week

March 31st, 2015

If you love bright colored, eccentric and embellished costume jewelry, the sample sale of your dreams has commenced!

This week, the 260 Fifth Avenue sample sale venue (at 29th St) is hosting one of our favorite jewelry designers, Bauble Bar. Located a flew blocks east of the Garment District, 260 Fifth is a short walk from the end point of our Wholesale Garment Center Shopping Tours-which makes this a super convenient stop after your tour finishes!


Shop earrings, rings and the famous, oh so popular, statement necklaces at huge discounts at the Bauble Bar Sample Sale. Word on the street is that stock is being replenished each evening, so there will be a fresh assortment each day. The best part, nothing is priced over $25 (which is basically unheard of at well known and public sample sales).

3/31-4/3 Tue 1pm—8pm; Wed—Thu 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—7pm

#shopgotham #samplesale #shopnyc

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


Will you be our Valentine?

February 3rd, 2015
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Shop Gotham is offering a special Valentine’s Promo! Enjoy an additional 20% off the Garment Center Shopping Programs on February 11th & 13th! Use booking code: Vday15
The best gift idea for Valentine’s Day 2015 is simple, an exclusive day of New York City shopping. Who better to treat than yourself and BFF? Not only will your special wifey, girlfriend or mom absolutely LOVE this gift, but you can receive immense savings on tour tickets! With more money to spend, on your (or her) purchases, treat that special someone to a day of NYC designer shopping and purchase one of a kind handbags, jewelry, dresses, jackets, accessories and more at wholesale.
#‎shopgotham‬ ‪#‎valentines‬ #happyvalentinesday

Fall fashion, the time is now!

September 11th, 2014

The 411 on Fall 2014 Fashion: Shop Gotham’s Garment Center Tours are a once and a lifetime private & exclusive shopping opportunity-guiding you through local NYC designer showrooms where you can shop current collections at wholesale. Our designers offer their CURRENT FALL 2014 apparel and accessories at 70% + off of what you would find in retail stores; forget about waiting until the end of fall for deals, the time is now, with Shop Gotham! Our tours are fun and unforgettable; get your discounted fall shopping on now! These shopping trips are also an easy way to gather friends and family for the day for a memorable NYC trip.

#shopgotham #shopwholesale #garmentcentershoppingtour

Fashion Tip for the first week of September: Add a little pop of color into your wardrobe this fall with a statement handbag! It’s an easy way to spice up an ensemble without having to go overboard on your budget. The best part about a statement accessory-it can be worn with multiple outfits as the focus piece (while your neutral outfit plays the easy role of backdrop).

The sneak peek below is from a partner handbag designers photo shoot, Fall 2014:

Fall 2014 Merchandise now available!

July 21st, 2014

Shop new Fall 2014 designer merchandise at wholesale on our Garment Center Shopping Tour. Indulge yourselves this August, in fashion that the stores haven’t even seen yet! 

In addition, we are proud to introduce *4 NEW* partner showrooms to our Garment Center Shopping Tours. Shop dresses, separates, outerwear, handbags, scarves, fur, jewelry, shoes-you name it-all at wholesale prices! If you want to shop in New York and get unique, high quality pieces at extremely reasonable prices, please join us!

#shopgotham

Featured in Travel Blog SuitcaseReady July 2014

July 16th, 2014

“For fashion lovers, people who want to be stylish, or ahead of the trends, Shop Gotham gives incredible access rarely available to anyone but the most connected among us”

NYC Tour Review: Shop Gotham Garment Center Insider Tour

Shop Gotham provides Insider Access to New York City’s Emerging and Brand Name Designers

After New Yorkers attain the more necessary goals of financial stability, amazing real estate, and a loving significant other, the next measurement of success is access.

Access to the hottest restaurants, the most exclusive parties, private showings, advance screenings – and yes, access to designer showrooms to  preview and buy upcoming season items, often before they’re available to the general public. Typically, you have to be well connected: a star, heiress or socialite to have pre-season access to “better” fashion collections.

For those who don’t want to spend years cultivating connections in one of the world’s most unaccessible cities, there is Shop Gotham.

Shop Gotham’s Garment Center Insider Tour brings a small group of visitors on an appointment-only circuit of  several known and emerging designers in NYC’s Garment Center. The fast paced tour gives attendees such variety of options and styles, at excellent prices, that this should be a must-do for any fashion enthusiast.

NYC residents – I’m talking to you – this isn’t your typical sample sale stuff.

Misty, our guide, met us on West 38th – a street renowned for its trimming stores. One of the women on the tour later admitted to me she was worried the entire tour would be this sort of stuff – trimmings and fabrics. In fact, there was none of it, but the list of tour stops and resources Misty gave us lists Pacific Trim and Mood for the designers, Project Runway, and sewing enthusiasts who wanted to visit them at another time.

There were 10 women in our group, mostly attentive and enthusiastic. A good mix of people from around the country with some humorous Texans and Southern women. I was the only local. A mother with a daughter with a killer body; this tour was made for her, and she was laden with bags by the end. Most of us were long past the stage of ever being able to fit sample sizes, but some of the designers did offer larger sizing. And, the shoes, bags, scarves and jewelry always fit!

Misty gave us an overview of the plan for the morning and explained we had appointments at each showroom, making it necessary to keep to a schedule. We would have about 20 minutes at each stop, and she would give a 10 minute warning when it was time to finish up. This worked out well, except for when some women felt we were spending too much time to accommodate others and less time to accommodate them. Moving 10 people used to different paces through the crowded garment center is a challenge. Misty was careful to keep a count and managed the group diplomatically.

Unfortunately, the designers who offer this access don’t necessarily want their department store clients to know it is available and so none of their names will be mentioned here. Two of the showrooms allowed me to take photos.

Our first stop was an outerwear showroom – I’ve seen their raincoats at Saks and in my mother’s closet. The brand features gorgeous fur pieces that I wouldn’t buy, but appreciate for the style, creativity and work. Many of my favorite pieces were trimmed in long haired Mongolian or Tibetan lamb. Prices seemed good for this type of product. Unfortunately their raincoat selection was limited. The showroom was also offering a sample sale of shoes I was not familiar with – most of them invisible to me (my eye passes over shoes with 4-6″ heels – unless they’re in Manolo’s window) but the women were raving about a lame’ trimmed espadrille that were cuter on top of the box than on my foot.

Next we visited a showroom of colorful silk or cotton caftans and intricately embroidered cover ups and tunics. With my January St. Barth trip in mind, I tried a pale turquoise cover up with white and silver beading. It fit and was well priced for what it was at $54, but I could picture myself spilling rose’ or suntan lotion on it the first time I wore it. This same shirt would have been 4 times the price, at least, at Calypso and would only come in a 0-2! This designer also offered a lot of fragile, contemporary jewelry.

Completely incongruous with the gem-encrusted pastel chiffon gowns lining 37th Street below was the showroom of an emerging luxury designer of chic women’s separates who excels in classic tailored pieces. I would have paid whatever the price of the black or burgundy riding jacket, had it been available in a 12.

In the same building, we visited a very creative, outspoken designer with a variety of clothing and very cool vegan handbags. After I missed my chance at the black tote, I grabbed the tan one – and wouldn’t put it down. Other than what she was wearing, the clothes were not my style, but her bags were gorgeous. I will plagiarize her outfit, in my own way. The daughter was the only one fitting into the really great $50 dresses.

Next, we followed Misty to West 36th Street and a colorful scarf designer showroom. The very friendly sales and marketing manager Nicholas showed us how to fold their scarf into a very cute vest – I was so busy looking among the gorgeous scarf patterns I missed it. The scarves come in a variety of materials and sizes – I plan to wear mine as both a shawl and a pareo. I’ve collected shawls and scarves for years – these are very unique and it was hard to choose between them.

We finished in a large showroom full of handbags! Shelves and racks full of them – in all colors, shapes and sizes. The very popular long strapped boxy bags for Spring and Summer 2014 were only $30. A few of the bags resembled major designer bags but there was no blatant attempt to copy brands. Since I had already bought a vegan bag, and recently returned from Guatemala with 2 embroidered and woven ones, I made a quick escape before my will-power did.

For fashion lovers, people who want to be stylish, or ahead of the trends, Shop Gotham gives incredible access rarely available to anyone but the most connected among us.

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Our Favorite Time, Sample Sale Season!

June 11th, 2014

If you are coming to New York City soon there is something very important you should know: there are already 43 sample sales to shop this month, and it’s only the second week of June!! Sample Sale High Season is upon us and we always recommend to strike while the sales are hot!

This Spring designers are jumping on the ‘sample sale’ trend and amping up our shopping experience with more sales than we’ve ever seen at this time of year before. Some major designer sales for the upcoming month include: Helmut Lang, Alice + Olivia, Tory Burch, Nanette Lepore & La Perla

Sample sales offer more for your money and designer pieces that are one of a kind. Discounts tend to range between 50-85% off retail prices you would find in a store and they are first come first serve so get there early!


Join a Garment Center Shopping Tour this month and be a part of the best showroom and sample sale shopping in New York City. Have the chance to meet a local NYC designer and shop with exclusive Shop Gotham partner designers that sell to Neimans, Bloomingdales and Saks. Garment Center Wholesale Shopping Tours run weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. See the tour schedule here: http://www.zerve.com/ShopGotham/Public/calendar

#samplesaleseason #shopgotham

Behind-the-Scenes of the NYC Fashion Industry

March 28th, 2014







Wholesale shopping is a luxury generally reserved for celebs and editors. But in NYC, where all things are possible, so too is this.

Shop Gotham takes guests Behind-the Scenes to meet designers and glimpse the inner workings of the industry. The apex is the exclusive opportunity to purchase women’s designer current collection apparel & accessories at Wholesale prices.

Programs are Affordable, Fun and Quintessentially New York.

If you need to WOW or just entertain an important visiting group or friend, we invite you to explore a Garment Center shopping program with us (So sorry gents. Shopping is just for women’s items, but feel free to come along and hold the bags!)

#shopgotham