Go behind-the-scenes in one of the world’s fashion capitals with a guided “special access” shopping tour. Follow your trendsetting guide through New York City’s Garment District to private designer showrooms where you will receive substantial discounts on women’s wear. This shopping/fashion experience includes: meeting 1-2 designers in their showroom; learning about New York fashion history: and see where some of the world’s top designers create next season’s styles. Group numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized shopping experience.
Guided walking tour of New York's famous Garment District
Access private showrooms not open to the general public
Discover this season's designer good at discounts below wholesale prices
Receive a list of public sample sales for after-tour shopping
Numbers are limited to 12, ensuring a personalized experience
Step into the realm of New York high fashion on this small-group Special Access shopping program in one of the city’s last true wholesale districts. Make your way to Midtown Manhattan and meet your guide near Seventh Avenue, also known as ‘Fashion Avenue’ for its prominence in the heart of New York City’s famed Garment District. All guests must be 18 years of age or older. Visit six wholesale designer showrooms not open to the public to shop women’s apparel and accessories at the remarkable opportunity of up to 70% off retail prices. Meet a designer or two in their showroom and glimpse how they bring their collection to life. As you walk from building to building, your fashionable guide will point out hangouts and shops beloved by the local design scene, the buildings where some of the world’s most famous names in fashion create their collections, and famous icons such as Mood Fabrics and the residence for Project Runway contestants. At the end of your program, you’ll receive a guide to the current designer Sample Sales around the city so you can continue your NYC shopping extravaganza on your own.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 18 years
Tour maximum: 12 people
It is recommend that wheelchair bound guests have an assistant
Stores carry traditional US women's sizes 0-12 and a wide selection of accessories
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Fun but expensive
, Jul 2018
We were really excited for our tour, but did not get exactly what we expected. Our tour guide was great and gave great information about the area. We were taken to small rooms to make purchases directly from designers, which was interesting. It was cool to hear each designers history and their take on their designs. However, the cost of the items after the first stop were outrageous. We were not expecting such high end costs, even after the discounts. These styles were also very high end, not for your everyday person.
Takeaway: if you are really into high fashion with a lot of cash to burn, this is for you!
Expected more for the money - only second rate fashion houses on offer, very disappointing. The bag shop we went to was very disappointing, would not recommend this tour to anyone. Would like a refund.
I dont generally speak for my wife as she is more than capable of speaking for herself but I am writing this review because I bought this tour as part of a 25th wedding anniversary present to her. Since this tour is strictly for womens apparel, I was basically a tag along / bag holder / wallet bearer. In spite of being the only man on the tour, my wife and I both had a blast. We got to go into studios and see a little of the fashion industry behind the scenes, and we got to meet several of the designers first hand. Keeve was a superb tour guide. She kept us entertained and informed and she kept us moving through Garment District. This tour is definitely not your typical couples tour, but if you are looking to do a way to do some very cool and one of kind shopping, this is your bag.
Short on information, long on trying to get the people taking the tour to make purchases at the various places visited. We were not familiar with any of the designers visited.
Overpriced for what was offered.
This was a super fun trip. Our tour guide was super fun and did a great job! My only complaint was that a few of the stops were not that great. One place had an amazing showroom, but only let a picture from a VERY small section. It seemed pointless and we saw a bunch of really cute stuff that we could not buy. We also had a stop to a trunk show that was super picked over by the time we got there. The first 2 places were amazing and they basically made the trip worthwhile.
Only worth doing if you have plenty of spare cash!! Got to see designers in their studios and parts of New York you wouldn't normally see but the samples were more expensive than we thought and only took cash! We wanted some history - maybe a different tour?
I loved the tour. The description should include the fact that some of the showrooms required cash and did not take credit cards. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We did encounter one showroom where the staff was rude and unorganized but the company gave us a list of other sample sales to do. Nice
Keve was wonderful! She had so much information to share. We learned so much about shopping in New York. Some day in the future, My granddaughter and I would love to take your SoHo tour and can only hope Keve will be our guide..
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