- Get fashion industry insights while enjoying a unique shopping experience and some NYC sights!
- Shop at exclusive showrooms and enjoy prices of up to 70% below retail!
Shop like an "insider" in the neighborhood that is the epicenter of women's fashion for the US and also home to NYC's 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. You'll 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!
- Access to private wholesale showrooms
- Sample sales - the quintessential NYC experience, where the bigger name designers can be found
- List of the day's other sample sales, for your independent shopping
- Historical landmarks of the area
- Services of a tour guide
- Special access
- Written itinerary
- List of other sample sales
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- This tour is for women's items only. However, we offer a special price for men who wish to join the tour. Please inquire.
- Showrooms and Sample Sales carry traditional women's 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.
Your Confirmation Voucher includes full information (e.g. local telephone numbers) about the Local Operator. To ensure your peace of mind, we select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination.
You can book in 3 easy steps!
1. Select date and number of persons. You will be redirected to the Shopping Cart Page.
2. On the Shopping Cart Page, continue shopping or check out.
3. Enter basic travel, name, and payment information in the Check-out Form.
Upon booking, you will receive a voucher by email containing all details about the tour. You can check the status of your booking at anytime.
After you book
Please print the electronic voucher sent to you. It contains the operator's complete contact details and local telephone numbers. Give the voucher to the operator on the day of the activity.
What if I need to change or cancel my booking?
That's ok. We will try to be as flexible as possible. But you must inform us by email of the change or cancellation as soon as possible. The appropriate amount will be credited back to your credit card account. Contact our Customer Service for help with changes or cancellations. Or read our Cancellation Policy.