garment district

A Visit to M&S Schmalberg

Seek is pleased to partner with, and promote, the many independent designers and family-owned businesses that make up the New York City garment industry. When possible, we arrange visits to neighborhood showrooms and workspaces to give our private tour customers an in-depth look at the design and production process. During a recent Garment District tour, our guests had the opportunity to visit the factory of M&S Schmalberg.

A visit to M&S Schmalberg in the NYC Garment District

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Peek inside the Sai Silks Showroom

We are pleased to be embarking on a new partnership with Sai Silks, Inc., a New York City fabric vendor specializing in silk fabrics including duping, shantung, taffeta, organza, patterned and embroidered silks, and other unique materials.

A visit to the Sai Silks showroom in the NYC Garment Center

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Save 25% on Saturday Tours!

It might not feel like it, but May is just around the corner! If you’re planning a weekend getaway to NYC, take advantage of this special offer to tour the NYC Garment District at a discounted rate.

Trim shop in the New York City Fashion District

Reserve your spot on a public Garment District walking tour for any Saturday during the month of May, and save 25% on tickets (reg. $40). All Saturday tours begin at 10 AM, and include a mix of fashion landmarks, fabric and trim stores, garment industry history, famous design schools, Project Runway locations, and more. All tours are led by a professional costume or fashion designer who is also a fully licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide.

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Public Garment District Tours Begin April 2nd!

Save $10 on spring/summer NYC Garment District tour tickets when you purchase by 4/15.

Seek's popular group walking tours of the New York City Garment District kick off on April 2nd, and continue throughout the busy spring/summer travel season. Tours are priced at $40/person and include a mix of fabric stores, fashion landmarks, and garment and retail industry history. All tours are led by a professional costume or fashion designer who is also a licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide.

New York City fabric store, seen on guided tour of the NYC Garment Center

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Seek's Garment District tour reviewed by About.com

Thanks to Heather from About.com New York City Travel for taking the time to review our Garment District Tour! Click the link below to read about her experience: Read More...
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Celebrate July 4th in Style!

Heading to New York City for July 4th? Celebrate in style with a Seek tour!
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Special Garment Center Tour Deal!

Are you looking for a fun, affordable activity to add to your NYC vacation itinerary? Love fashion and want to make one of Seek’s New York shopping tours part of your visit? We have a special private tour deal for you! Read More...
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Lots of great Garment District tours coming up this month!

Getting a late start on your summer vacation planning? Waiting until the kids are out of school to plan tours and activities? Have a few holes to fill in your NYC agenda? You still have time to add a New York Garment District tour to your list!

We have lots of fun, affordable Garment District
NYC walking tours coming up this month. A mix of fashion history, fabric stores, Project Runway locations, and “industry insider” stories, this two-hour guided tour is ideal for anyone with an interest in the inner workings of the fashion industry, and is led by a professional designer and licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide. Suitable for children ages 8 and up. Even the friends and husbands who are sometimes “dragged” along by their traveling companions often end up raving about this tour!

Garment District NYC walking tour

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Look for Seek in STYLO mag!

Look for Seek in the upcoming issue of STYLO magazine, hitting the Internet on Monday 5/12! If you look carefully, you might even spot an exclusive discount on our New York Garment District and Fabric & Trim Shopping tours!
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Garment District NYC

Have you heard about the Garment District NYC, but aren’t sure what it’s all about? Have you seen landmarks like Bryant Park or Mood Fabrics on television, and want to visit these famous fashion hotspots in person? If so, you must add Seek’s Garment District NYC tour to your NYC travel itinerary! Read More...
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New York Garment District

The New York Garment District is located between 34th and 42nd Streets and between Fifth and Ninth Avenues, on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. Within this area lie the fabric stores, wholesalers, fashion design studios, showrooms, sample makers, and other businesses with make the New York garment industry tick. Read More...
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New York City Garment District

Planning a spring or summer trip to NYC? Enjoy this video tour of the to help get you ready for your trip! And after you watch the video, don’t forget to visit our tour booking page to purchase tickets to one of our guided tours of the New York City Garment District for just $39!

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Tour the Garment District in New York City

Seek’s guided tour of the Garment District in New York City features a mix of garment manufacturing history, famous fashion design schools (FIT, Parsons, etc.), fashion landmarks (famous office buildings, Bryant Park, the Fashion Walk of Fame), and more. The tour also includes brief visits to the fabric and trim stores utilized by professional designers, providing a unique overview what it is like to work in the Garment District in New York City. Read More...
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Tour the Garment District in New York City

Seek’s guided tour of the Garment District in New York City features a mix of garment manufacturing history, famous fashion design schools (FIT, Parsons, etc.), fashion landmarks (famous office buildings, Bryant Park, the Fashion Walk of Fame), and more. The tour also includes brief visits to the fabric and trim stores utilized by professional designers, providing a unique overview what it is like to work in the Garment District in New York City. Read More...
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Garment District in New York City

Have you heard about the Garment District in New York City, but aren’t sure exactly where or what it is? Have you seen landmarks like Bryant Park on your favorite fashion-related TV show, and want to see these spots in person? Read More...
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Enter to win a Garment District tour!

Always wanted to explore the NYC Garment District? Now’s your chance to see it for free! Just answer a few simple questions about your interests and travel habits, and you’ll be entered in a random drawing to win a pair of vouchers to Seek’s New York Garment District tour. Led by a fashion professional and licensed guide, this two-hour walking tour explores the evolution of garment manufacturing and department store retail in NYC, all while visiting fabric stores, Project Runway locations, fashion industry landmarks, and more. Perfect for design students, home seamstresses, and fashion history buffs alike!
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Garment District History

The New York City garment industry has a long and fascinating history. At its earliest beginnings, the city’s garment industry was a home-based business, with workers (namely Eastern European immigrants) taking in piecework which could be done in their tenement apartments. Production eventually shifted to loft-based manufacturing, and in the early part of the twentieth century the modern Garment District began to emerge. Read More...
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New York City Garment District Shopping

Planning your first New York City Garment District Shopping expedition? Not quite sure where to go, or what you’ll find once you get there? Well, we think there is no better way to see the neighborhood than by scheduling a date with one of our New York City Garment District Shopping tours. Read More...
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Coming to NYC for a long Memorial Day weekend? Take our Garment District tour for just $20!

New York Garment Center Tour
Coming to NYC for a long Memorial Day weekend? Why not make our Tuesday morning Garment District tour part of your trip?

Led by a professional costume designer, you’ll spend two hours exploring the history of garment manufacturing in NYC, seeing fashion landmarks and
Project Runway locations, and enjoying hands-on shopping time at the city’s best fabric, trim, and notions stores.

Sign up for the Garment District Tour on Tuesday, May 28th and get tickets for just $20 (reg. $35) when you use code
MAY20. Space is limited to eight (8) participants, so book today to guarantee your spot!

Visit our
public Garment District Tour page to secure your spot on Tuesday’s tour.
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Explore the NYC Garment District

Seek’s Garment District Tour is a New York City shopping and sightseeing tour which explores the center of the garment industry in NYC. Bounded roughly by 34th and 42nd Streets between Fifth and Ninth Avenues, the Garment District in midtown Manhattan is the epicenter for all things fashion. 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, and design showrooms are among the many industry resources and suppliers clustered in this grimy but much-loved swath of the west side. Read More...
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Explore the NYC Garment District

Seek’s Garment District Tour is a New York City shopping and sightseeing tour which explores the center of the garment industry in NYC. Bounded roughly by 34th and 42nd Streets between Fifth and Ninth Avenues, the Garment District in midtown Manhattan is the epicenter for all things fashion. 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, and design showrooms are among the many industry resources and suppliers clustered in this grimy but much-loved swath of the west side. Read More...
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NYC Fashion Week Tours - Space Still Available!

Space is still available for our special NYC Fashion Week Tours of the Garment District! Visit Project Runway locations, shop for fabrics and trims, see fashion industry landmarks, and learn the history of the city’s retail and garment manufacturing industries during this 2.5-hour walking tour. A combination of fashion history and hands-on shopping, this tour of the NYC Fashion Center is perfect for aspiring fashion designers, home seamstresses and crafters, students, Project Runway fans, history buffs, and more. Read More...
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NYC Fashion Week Tours - Space Still Available!

Space is still available for our special NYC Fashion Week Tours of the Garment District! Visit Project Runway locations, shop for fabrics and trims, see fashion industry landmarks, and learn the history of the city’s retail and garment manufacturing industries during this 2.5-hour walking tour. A combination of fashion history and hands-on shopping, this tour of the NYC Fashion Center is perfect for aspiring fashion designers, home seamstresses and crafters, students, Project Runway fans, history buffs, and more. Read More...
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Looking for something fun to do during Fashion Week?

It’s hard to believe, but Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is right around the corner. Scheduled for February 7 - 14th in NYC, the shows will feature collections for Fall 2013.

If you’ll be in NYC during Fashion Week and are looking for a fun way to get into the spirit of the event (hey, we can’t all get into the shows!), Seek invites you to
take our Garment District Tour for just $25! Led by a professional designer and licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide, this tour features a blend of fashion-related landmarks, Project Runway locations, fashion and retail industry history, and hands-on shopping for fabrics, buttons, trims, and more. Read More...
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New Public Garment District Tours!

Here at Seek we pride ourselves on offering private, highly personalized New York shopping and sightseeing tours. However, we realize that for students, solo travelers, and those visiting our city on a budget, the luxury of a private tour might not be a realistic option.
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See the Garment District and Save!

Don't forget! Now through September 15th, book a mini tour of the NYC Garment District and take advantage of these great rates: Read More...
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Tour of the Week: Garment District

Those outside New York City might not be able to pinpoint the Garment District on a map, but if you're at all interested in fashion, you've almost certainly seen it on TV. Project Runway fan? Staples of the show, including Mood Fabrics, Atlas Apartments, and Parsons the New School for Design, are all located within the boundaries of the Garment District. Follow the goings-on at New York Fashion Week? Until recently (when organizers moved the event to Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center) those famous "tents" were erected at Bryant Park, which--you guessed it!--is part of the Garment District.
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