Garment Center Insider Shopping Tour (For Women)

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  46 rating points
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Last 6 months 7 19 0 = 19 100% 4.9
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Garment Center Insider Shopping Tour (For Women)

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Explore this special access program. Designer showrooms, access to wholesale pricing & meeting designers make this a must for all.

Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fabulous Insider Shopping Experience!
Fri, Apr 1  10:00 AM annmcalister Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My 13 year old daughter and I visited NYC over spring break (first week in April). It was a "first" for both of us. We both wanted to shop, but I didn't want to end up cranky over hours spent in the likes of H&M/Forever21 and she didn't want to be subjected to my taste. Shop Gotham was the perfect solution! It gave us a unique insider look at NYC fashion. Who would have guessed that behind nondescript office building facaeds lay some wonderful finds.

Our guide, Melanie, was delightful. We met in the garment district, an area we otherwise would not have visited. Our itinerary included five scheduled appointments - clothing, accessories, and handbags. Plus, several recommendations for other shops to explore on our own. Our first stop yielded a smart cashmere sweater for my daughter (perhaps one you would find a Neiman Marcus), and I got a linen blend white overtop for summer. Wholesale prices - score! At Elizabeth Gilbert we got to meet the designer who personally helped us with scarf selections and showed us some different ways to wear her beautiful pieces - again at excellent prices.

The highlight of our shopping tour however was visiting Amy Matto studio. Fabulous dresses for work and/or resort wear. The folks here were amazing. My daughter tried several dresses (size 00) and all were a bit on the big side for her... however, and this is the truly amazing part, the store next Amy Matto is where her pieces are sewn, so, one of the young ladies walked next door and brought the owner of the sewing shop back. He looked at the dress my daughter had tried and offered to alter it to fit her that day! Who does that?! We were blown away, and delighted. She has a beautiful,classic dress that fits like a glove, with an incredible story and memory!

I had a fabulous time at Renee DuMarr's studio. Alas, I am not a 00 size, but Ms. Renee made me feel special and I enjoyed her wit and charm immensely. Her clothes were beautiful, and two dresses made their way into my suitcase. Plus, she had some beautiful spring handbags that we could not pass up either.

Would we do this shopping tour again? Yes, in a heartbeat. Did we find some incredible treasures at amazing prices? Yes! Would we recommend? Yes! Even if you don't buy something, the inside peek is well worth the tour.
Rating: 5
Great Shopping Day in NY with Friends
Fri, Mar 25  10:00 AM dfoxylori Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I would definitely go again. If you see an item that you like buy it!
Rating: 5
Fun girlfriend trip
Thu, Mar 17  1:30 PM Louannbode Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Loved Michelle and the tour! I'm not a fur lover so I could have done without one of the stops but all the rest were great!
Shop Gotham responded:
Thank you so much for taking our program and now for taking the time to write and post this lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and hope your whole trip to NYC was spectacular. all kind regards, Marla
Rating: 5
Not as expected - way better
Fri, Mar 11  10:00 AM LisaKLombard Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had signed up for a less expensive tour, but it did not fill up so I was called by the owner and asked if I would mind switching to the designer showroom tour. We accepted the gracious offer and thanked them for being so accommodating, this tour was on the same day only earlier in the day. We met our guide and four other shoppers, hit the MAC machine because not all showrooms accepted credit cards and visited 5 different showrooms and came away with some fabulous items at unbelievable prices. I like different and I like quality and we found both on this tour. If there was a con, I did not favor the jewelry stop. The owner was great, but I did not like anything they sold. Maybe not my style?
Rating: 4
A fun tour around designer workshops.
Fri, Feb 12  10:00 AM sjpark Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
Being new to NYC, it was my first time at Garment District. The tour guide, Melanie, showed us around many workshops I'd have never been able to enter if it wasn't for the tour. This meant that the tourists including myself were able to have the clothes available at prices without wholesale costs. Apart from the places we visited within the three hours of the tour, Melanie also provided us with a number of other spots worth a visit (although I had to leave the day after and had no time to). I'd recommend it to those who (especially those new to NYC) are interested in clothes and fashion in general.
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Fri, Jan 8  10:00 AM JRG1957 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Natalie was a great tour guide. She was relaxed, super nice and made it so fun! The showrooms and designers were great. After wanting to tour the garment district for many years, the tour exceeded mine and my daughter-in-law's expectations. The showrooms we went to had a great variety. We had a great time!
Rating: 5
Great tour guide!
Fri, Nov 6, 15   10:00 AM Davabr Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We had a wonderful experience! Our guide was awesome!
Shop Gotham responded:
Thank you so very much for taking the time to post this review and how happy we are that you enjoyed the program and Sarah, your guide. many many thanks again, all the best, Marla
Rating: 2
Next time I would choose a more personalized tour
Fri, Oct 23, 15   10:00 AM tracywag Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Our guide Natalie was adorable and so sweet but I would not choose this tour again. Very overpriced for what it is. Designer showrooms have a very limited selection. The things for sale are not bargains and sizes are very limited and for very small sizes. Save your money and do a more personalized tour for things you actually want to shop for. All the shops you will see in the garment district are wholesale only and you can't shop there anyway. You will see fabulous things out walking betwee ththat you can't buy.
Rating: 5
Great day in the garment district!!!!!
Thu, Oct 22, 15   1:30 PM Karengeryl Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Three of us ladies went on Thursday October 22 and had a great afternoon with a great guide through different designers showrooms. Our guide was great and had a completely different kind of tour that we would recommend to all our friends. We went in places that the public isn't privy to and you get a feel of the fashion industry. Really fun and some great deals also!!
Rating: 3
Shop till you drop unless you are a large woman.
Thu, Oct 22, 15   1:30 PM GRadlmann Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My friend and I (in our late 60's) did this tour thinking there would be more historical information covered about the

garment district. We were disappointed that very little historical information was presented.They did say there would be shopping for clothing up to size 12. Unfortunately, we were too large to take advantage of the sales. Many of the so called bargains were not very good since the clothing was still high priced. The selection was also quite limited. The handbags were a good buy. Be sure to bring cash since credit cards were not accepted at half the showrooms.