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“We got to go to places we'd never have been able to go on our own.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours

Shop Gotham NYC Shopping Tours
New York City, NY 10075 (Midtown)
917-599-6650
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Ranked #2 of 673 Shopping in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: New York City Shopping Tours
Windsor, UK
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“We got to go to places we'd never have been able to go on our own.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

We'd never have found these places on our own!
franceshamp1 We had a wonderful morning, thanks to Crystal. We visited places we would never have found on our own, and met real designers in their workshops, which was thrilling. Some of the visits were not open to the public, but we can make appointments to go back again, which we will. Those visits which were sample sales open to the public were just as valuable as we now have the confidence to look them out for ourselves now that we know the ropes. We wouldn't have dared to do it before!
We bought great handbags, scarves and jewellery, and were only sorry that a winter coat wasn't on out list as the prices were phenomenal!
A great morning. Thank you!

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“Great shopping and fun fun time. There...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

Great shopping and fun fun time. There were 8 people on our Soho tour and the day was rainy and just plain yucky. But our guide skirted us in and out of one interesting shop after another, concluding with an amazing market which I could have spent all day in. all on our tour agreed that the guide did an amazing job given the elements. She is a keeper as is the tour. Well priced and a very satisfying few hours

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“One of the best things about our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2009

My daughter and myself went on the shop Soho and Nolita tour with Christina and had a great time. There was only one other couple and there son on the tour so she was able to personalize the experience for us. Christina was so informative about the neighborhood, architecture and people who lived in the area that it became more than a shopping trip. We had never taken a tour like this before and found it to be very helpful since we knew nothing about the area. The tour only lasted 2 hours but we found so many stores that we went back and spent a whole day ( and too much money) using the map and tips that Christina provided. She even gave me her card and told me to call her if we needed anything while we were in town. I can't wait to go back and take Garment District tour. My daughter is only 15 but said it was her favorite part of the trip.

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“Take this Tour! NOW! Amazing Experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2008

If you even remotely enjoy shopping, schedule your Garment Center Insider Shopping Tour NOW. This is a highly personalized, absolutely amazing insider peek into the garment district of NYC. You will not only see the cutting edge of fashion, you will also meet wonderful designers in their showrooms who take their creative passion and transform it into salable beauty on a daily basis. And best of all, plan on shopping along the entire tour. So many gorgeous and sumptuous choices, I walked away with an armload of shockingly affordable decadent pieces.

Your guide will be a licensed tour guide (stringent licensing test, this is serious stuff!) with an insider knowledge of the ins and outs of the premier garment center of the US.

I had a bit of an unusual experience as it was only me (the other four scheduled missed their plane) and the owner of ShopGotham - truly a one-of-a-kind experience. I will definitely be back for more ShopGotham tours when I am back in the city.

If you're in New York for even just a day, make sure to put this tour on your schedule.

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“NY Shopping Tour worth the time, money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2007

This shopping tour of the garmet district was a hit for mother and daughter! Although you pay to shop, you'll more than recoup the cost with the savings on designer clothes. And it's fun to shop with the designer!

The tour we took was 3 hours and lasted until 1:00 PM. Be prepared for walking and no break for lunch, although you can stop for food from vendors as you go. I suggest bringing water and snacks. The walks were not excessive, esp. if you are used to walking around NY already.

Helps to take cash as you can sometimes save even more that way.

We were fortunate that our family was the only one on the tour; larger tours of 10 or so may be more frenetic. We were told that summer, when we were there, was a slow time.

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