About Garment Center Insider Shopping Tour
Shop like an "insider" in the neighborhood that is the epicenter of womens fashion for the US and also home to NYCs best deals. 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 6 appointment only Designer Showrooms not accessible to the public to shop exactly where department & boutique store buyers and fashion editors shop. Youll have access to WHOLESALE prices just like them. Shopping is for current season "better wear" and designer apparel and accessories handbags belts jewelry scarves at 50-70 below retail. The designers we work with are a combination of household & emerging names which is where the excitement begins! 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. 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! Tour Highlights - Access to private wholesale showrooms - Sample sales - the quintessential NYC experience where the bigger name designers can be found - List of the days other sample sales for your independent shopping - Historical landmarks of the area Includes - Services of a tour guide - Special access - Written itinerary - List of other sample sales Excludes - Meals and drinks - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please note - This tour is for womens items only. However we offer a special price for men who wish to join the tour. Please inquire. - Showrooms and Sample Sales carry traditional womens sizes 0 to 12. Occasionally size 14 is available. We cannot accommodate "special sizes". - Some showrooms do not accept credit cards. - The maximum number of participants for this tour is 12 for a personalized experience. - This tour is recommended for ages 18 and above. Children under 10 go free. Only 1 child per paying adult. - Some showrooms and sample locations are industrial feeling spaces. - Tours will run rain or shine and require walking so please dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes. - Please be at the meeting point no later than 10 minutes before departure. The tour group will not wait for latecomers. - Tours in Russian are available may be subject to guide availability and additional charges. Please inquire.