Seek offers guided New York shopping tours and fashion history tours, all led by a licensed New York City tour guide who is also a professional fashion or costume designer. We specialize in walking tours of the New York Garment District.
Seek offers a Garment District Tour for every budget, from $45 group tours to affordable private tours designed for friends and family only. Private tour groups can enjoy extended fabric and trim shopping time, visit stores and wholesalers located outside the borders of the Garment District, see historic locations like the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, or spend time exploring the remnants of garment manufacturing on the Lower East Side.
For those interested in shopping for clothing and accessories, Seek also offers a range of custom New York shopping tours. Choose from itineraries such as Vintage Clothing, Plus Size Shopping, and more.
Booking a Seek NYC tour was one of the best things I did on a recent trip to New York. We did the Garment District Shopping Tour...The tour itself is worth it - go ahead and book if you are on the fence wondering what you might get out of it or what you might learn or see...The subject matter is a pleasant mix of history of buildings and the development of the industry in the area, current pop-culture references, and all those insider-facts and personal stories that you can only get from an experience like this one.
Thank you for the wonderful tour - you are such an excellent guide - your experience, professionalism and personality are great gifts...I have visited NYC so many times, but your tour is one of the highlights ever.
Garment District Tour Participant
Overall, this is a great walking tour for fashion-lovers who want to learn more about the industry. The tour leaves you with a deeper understanding of the history of the fashion business in New York and insight into plenty of interesting shops to explore.
We decided to take a chance and book a fabric tour on line and spent the morning on a private tour with Liz who was outstanding, Our college junior is a budding fashion designer with fashion show in the fall, and he needed more fabric. We had been to the garment district before but were overwhelmed by the many choices for buying fabric. Liz simplified all of that. She took us to variety of stores in all price ranges and included notions and trim shops. She also took us to a book shop that was just for fashion mags and related publications. In addition, we learned a lot about history of the area. Most importantly she talked to our son about all aspects of design and having a fashion line. Liz's experience and expansive knowledge made it a great day for all of us. We returned to buy fabric the next day. Thank you Liz!
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