New York's Garment Center: 3-Hour Insider Shopping Tour

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New York's Garment Center: 3-Hour Insider Shopping Tour

From $66 per person

Shop in designer showrooms, with VIP special access, and save 50-70% on current fashions. Fun, fabulous and quintessentially New York!

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a non-traditional shopping experience along with NYC sights
  • Shop at 6 Private Designer Showrooms at wholesale prices
  • See historical landmarks in the Garment District
  • Spend time with fashion knowledgable bargain hunters
Full description
Shop Gotham blazed the trail for “special access showroom shopping” and ladies, this is where it all happens! The Garment Center "Insider" Shopping Tour takes you on a "behind-the-scenes" shopping expedition to the epicenter of the fashion industry. You will be escorted to six appointments – only Designer Showrooms not accessible to the public - to shop where department and boutique store buyers as well as fashion editors shop, and have access to WHOLESALE prices just like they do. Shopping is for the current season and features designer apparel & accessories (handbags, belts, jewelry, scarves) at 50- 70% below retail. The designers we work with are a combination of household & exciting emerging names. Best not to come with an item in mind, but rather to shop and buy pieces you have never seen before and will be thrilled to have in your wardrobe. On your Shop Gotham program, you will have the opportunity to meet a designer or two in their showroom, learn interesting tidbits about the fashion industry and the history of this fascinating district, and see iconic spots such as where the Project Runway contestants are housed. If there is a fabulous Sample Sale on the day of your tour, we will take you there!
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Special access to wholesale showrooms
  • Meet a local designer
  • Post-tour list of other worthwhile sales to shop
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years

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    Meeting point

    Your guide will be waiting for you in front of Pacific Trimming, located at 220 West 38th street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. To get there: Penn Station subway is approximately 4 blocks south of meeting location. Please be at the front door 10 minutes prior to tour departure.

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    • Some places accept credit cards, and others only accept cash. It is best to come prepared with both
    • The tour is recommended for those age 17 years and older
    • There is a maximum of 12 participants per tour
    • Please note this tour is for women only. However, a discounted price is available to men if they wish to accompany
    • Showrooms & Sample Sales carry traditional women's sizes 0–12. Please note, it is not guaranteed that size 14 will be available
    • This tour will takes place regardless of weather and involves walking
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    Wonderful Shopping and Prices. Authentic NYC experience

    Our Garment Center tour with Shop Gotham was fantastic! I did this with a friend a couple of years ago and was so excited to go once again. I was especially pleased that our program had all new designers than the last time so that I got to shop and know new brands. Our group shopped in 4 clothing showrooms, 1 jewelry showroom, and 1 handbag showroom. There were both summer and fall offerings, which seemed to make everyone in the group happy (as some people were still about to take summer vacations). The designers were so welcoming and so happy to talk about their lines and give suggestions to us on what would look best. I felt the prices were Excellent and found some terrific pieces (again)which I will be so happy to have once the season changes. This tour is one of the highlights of my visits to NYC! PS. The list of suggested Sample Sales to go to after the tour is a nice bonus.

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    August 16, 2018

    Wonderful Garment Center Shopping Program

    I had always wanted to see what goes on in the garment center district. This program allowed for a glimpse of that and the shopping did not disappoint. The 6 showrooms we shopped carried widely varied items, from sportswear to accessories to coats and I found several lovely items to buy. And at wholesale, you really cant go wrong. We were a group of 8 women and a delightfully helpful guide who kept us entertained with interesting tidbits and also kept us on time. 2 designers actually greeted us, which lends a special dimension .this is not store shopping so people should not expect to see the same amount of stock.but what is there is worthwhile.

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    February 11, 2017

    Good insight into NY's Fashion Scene

    I had lots of fun hanging out with 4 other ladies on this shopping tour. It was very different than doing regular shopping and I liked talking to our tour guide Christina, who was very knowledgable. I got some really nice things, they weren't total bargains, however they were good quality so I was happy. It got me in the mood to do shopping in main stream NY.

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    May 15, 2012

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