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Shopping in NYC's Garment District

Shopping in NYC's Garment District

Duration:4 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Hello! I'm a native New Yorker from a long line of native New Yorkers. My great-grandfather was a tailor in Brooklyn, and I've been crawling through New York City's fabric stores since I was a toddler. I literally learned how to shop in the Garment District at my mother's knee. I have a degree in Fashion Design, and was a professional seamstress for many years. Shopping in the Garment District…
Laura
Laura
Laura
Laura

What we’ll do

Shopping in the Garment District is not like shopping in your local JoAnn Fabrics. We'll meet in the Garment District, which is near Times Square. We'll visit 4 fabric stores, and two notion and trim stores.. I'll guide you through the buying experience and advise you on fabric and notion pricing. I will also share my personal experience of the Garment District and the Fashion Industry in…

What else you should know

This will involve a lot of walking and possibly climbing stairs, and you will have to carry anything you purchase. Please be sure you're prepared to be on your feet and moving for at least 2 hours at a time. I also recommend bringing a large cloth bag that you can carry on your shoulder.

What to bring

Walking Shoes
Reusable Bags with Shoulder Straps

Where you'll be

The Garment District is world-renown for being a major Fashion center. While it's scaled back over the years, for decades it's hosted the bustling Fashion Industry. Stores that support and are supported by this industry cluster around a 4 block area of Manhattan near Times Square. There's not enough time in a single day to visit all of them, so we'll go to four stores that showcase a range of fabrics, and two notion and trim stores.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

This will involve a lot of walking and possibly climbing stairs, and you will have to carry anything you purchase. Please be sure you're prepared to be on your feet and moving for at least 2 hours at a time. I also recommend bringing a large cloth bag that you can carry on your shoulder.

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Laura
Shopping in NYC's Garment District
New experience
$25/person
New experience
$25/person