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Calling all fashionistas! Go behind the scenes in one of world’s fashion capitals with a guided walking tour of New York City’s Garment District. Follow your trendsetting guide through private wholesale showrooms and sample sales, where you can score serious designer discounts on women’s wear. Get a lesson in New York fashion history, and see the buildings where some of the world’s top designers create next season’s styles. Group numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized shopping experience.


  • Three-hour 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

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What You Can Expect

New York Garment Center Shopping Tour

Fashion finds abound on this shopping tour of New York's Garment Center

Step into the realm of New York high fashion with this small-group insider’s tour of 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.

Visit six wholesale showrooms not open to the public and scour sample sales to score designer women’s wear, shoes and accessories at discounts of up to 80% off retail prices. Visit the building where some of the world’s most famous names in fashion create their collections, and see where aspiring designers have lived and worked on the hit Bravo series Project Runway.

As you prowl the Garment District, your guide will point out hangouts and shops beloved by the local design scene, such as Mood Fabrics and the famous trim store M and J Trimmings. At the end of your tour, you’ll receive a guide to other current designer sales around the city so you can continue your NYC shopping extravaganza on your own.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Customer Reviews

NIna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour was fun, informative, and added to my and my grandaughters closets. Keve was great guide on tour and as native New Yorker knowledgeable about the city. Highlight was meeting designer Elizabeth Gilette who graciously shared her love of fabric and beautifully designed scarves.

Julie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We were a large group but John kept things lively. We saw a lot and his stories and anecdotes made the tour a great experience. Clearly John knows his stuff--and his joy of tourguiding came through clearly on a brisk but sunny day.

Alecia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our tour guide, Natalie was wonderful. She enjoyed fashion and was able to share little tidbits about the city and fashion industry along the way. There's a good bit of walking, but it is to be expected for the serious shopper. Nice range of purchase items from high end fur to jewelry to casual and business wear. If you are on the smaller size, say a size 2, 4 or 6 you can get GREAT deals from shopping the sample sales. This is my second tour, but it won't be my last.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a great tour. We were able to visit designer showrooms and purchase clothing and accessories at up to 50 off retail pricing. Many of the brands can be found in Neiman Marcus, Macy's etc. Our guide was very passionate about fashion which made it all the more fun. I highly recommend this tour.

Carol F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lots of fun!

Dr Susan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an excellent tour with access to some designer gems. My only regret was that my suitcase was not bigger. I was on such I high , I forgot to tip the guide - who was fabulous too.

Teresa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Natalie was an outstanding guide answering questions and providing a fun and informative experience. Would love to do it again!

Cheryl Gannon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fabulous shopping tour of the Garment District. Our guide, Keve, was knowledgeable and personable and fun to be with. I can't recommend this highly enough.

Evelyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We were very happy with the variety of showrooms on the tour, and each of us found something to buy, even my 10 year old granddaughter. Jacque was well-organised, informative and took the trouble to arrange for us to recover an item left behind in one of the showrooms.

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour guide told us all about the places we went to. was very informative and took us to a variety of factories. Guide also gave us directions, advice and places to do additional shopping which was not on the tour. Did not know about the great restaurants in New York however one of the streets we passes she told us about the variety of foods and prices. Very educational tour also.

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