New York Fabric Shopping and Fashion History Tours with Seek

Have you heard about the Garment District, but aren’t sure exactly what it’s all about? Sign up now to enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping and sightseeing tour this summer!

Fabric store in New York, NY

Bounded by 34th and 42nd Streets between Fifth and Ninth Avenues, the
Garment District in midtown Manhattan is best described as the center of all things fashion-related in NYC. Fabric stores, trim and notions shops, button makers, sewing machine repair shops, warehouses, leather suppliers, designers’ studios, pleaters, dyers, pattern and sample makers, fashion schools, costume shops, sample sales, wholesalers, and design showrooms line the streets of this much-loved New York City neighborhood.

Founded by a professional designer, Seek prides itself on offering a fun, friendly introduction to shopping and fashion in NYC. At Seek, all tours are led by
professional costume and fashion designers who are also fully licensed New York City Sightseeing Guides.

Garment District Walking Tour
During this two-hour guided small group walking tour, participants will see
Project Runway locations, famous design schools, fashion landmarks (Bryant Park, Fashion Walk of Fame), and more while exploring the history of the New York City garment and retail industries. Tour also includes brief visits to several of the fabric and trim stores utilized by industry professionals, including Mood Fabrics. The ideal tour for fashion history buffs, aspiring designers, Project Runway fans, and anyone with an interest in NYC fashion and retail history or the inner workings of the fashion industry. All tour participants receive exclusive discounts at neighborhood fabric stores, trim shops, and restaurants. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Price: $39/person for a two-hour tour
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Fabric & Trim Shopping Tour
A longer tour designed specifically for seamstresses, quilters, and crafters looking to shop for unique supplies for their projects. During this three-hour tour, participants will visit a variety of shops in and around the Garment District while enjoying extended time to browse and shop for fabrics, trims, ribbons, beads, buttons, notions, zippers, sewing supplies, jewelry findings, patterns and patternmaking supplies, sewing-related books, and more. (A few historical points of interest are included along the way, but the primary focus of this tour is hands-on shopping.) A
Beyond the Garment District tour is also available for those who already feel comfortable with the resources of the neighborhood. All tour participants receive exclusive discounts at neighborhood fabric stores, trim shops, and restaurants.

Price: $46/person for a three-hour tour
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Private Shopping & Fashion History Tours
Private Garment District tours are available for those who’d prefer to tour with their friends and family only. Private tours are offered six days per week, with morning and afternoon sessions available, and can be designed to focus on fabric shopping, fashion history, Project Runway locations, design schools, sample sales and wholesalers, or a combination of all of the above. A showroom visit may also be possible for those pursuing a fashion degree or embarking on a design career. All of Seek’s private tours include a custom itinerary, customer’s choice of date and time, choice of transportation, optional hotel pickup, and the undivided attention of a professional designer and licensed guide. Private shopping tours (for clothing and accessories) are also available.

Price: SUMMER SPECIAL! Book a private Garment District tour for 1-3 people for just $150 (reg. $185) per group! Additional people may be added at the rate of $25/person. Visit this page for details.
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Gift Certificates Available!
Gift certificates are available in any denomination, and can be used toward the purchase of any of the tours or services Seek offers. Public tour gift vouchers are also available.

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