We booked a VIP tour for two people on a Sunday.Karen luckily got a few places to open their doors to us.
Karen also took the time beforehand to ask what our styles were and what we were interested in buying/looking at. Please ensure that you are specific and give detail - this will help you get the most out of the tour.
Our took took about 4-5hrs, and it was dark by the time we finished :)
We went to a jewellery boutique, which I think all tours incorporate. Items are very nice and some are one off's - I bought a pair of earrings that are absolutely awesome!
We went to a New York local manufacturer which had some nice staple pieces, then off to a sample collection - which was God Dam amazing!!! I wish I had more time and money haha This is where by big purchases were made. I bought some winter coats, one of which never made it to production, so I know no one in Perth let alone Australia has one - and it is beautiful.
A shoe store which sold very lovely and awesome shoes (behind closed doors) - but all were a bit too narrow for me (if you have a wide foot - please let Karen know).
Lastly we went to a retail clothes store which closed its doors DIGS and so much awesome stuff - bought a stunning rust coloured leather and suede jacket and a peacock necklace. They have some great leather gear.
We had a limo for some of the tour - this I was expecting to have for the whole tour taking us from each place, But I realised after that it would be impossible to do that with the traffic, quicker to walk to most of the places - which were not that far. Karen provided wine and other drinks, even a small cocktail! Yum Yum!! Also a lovely box of snacks - chocolate, nuts, sweets, dried fruit - was really nice.
Karen is a wonderful shopping partner, and there is no pressure to buy. She helps you make selections, and makes you feel comfortable.
TIPS: Make sure you were stylish but comfortable clothing - shoes/heels you can walk in. A good bra, easy to remove clothing, and a top which wont bulk under jackets/coats etc
I would most definitely book a tour again, just a pity I have to fly for 18hrs to get there :( Really missing all the NY & American fashion shops here in Perth, feel really left out lol. The tour opened up my eyes to how much better fashion and clothing is there than in Perth or Australia in general.
Thanks Karen :)