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If you are a fashion lover, student, aspiring designer or decorator, crafter, jewelry maker, fabric and trim lover, hat lover or knitter or you are hooked on sewing you will love this tour. As a fashion professional and designer I know and will take you to the go-to places for top New York designers.
Visit the resources where designers buy and sell amazing fabrics and trims, including notions, sewing supplies, buttons, snaps, zippers, pattern making supplies, beads and jewelry findings, crystals, sequins and feathers, hat supplies, leather and quilting supplies, and fashion and sewing resource books These are just some of the many things you can find in the Garment Center--if you know where to look. You will discover resources that you can continue to use when you get home.
Whatever it takes to make what is in your imagination can be found. Learn about the history of the garment center and understand how designs come to be.
In season you can also be taken to Garment Center sample sales.
MEET BARBARA I have been a fashion lover, fashion designer and owner of my own brand for many years. I own a private label clothing company and sell to major stores across America, and I have also consulted for fashion companies as different as Rebecca Taylor and Polo Ralph Lauren. I have been fortunate enough to travel to and work in major cities around the world: London, Paris, Milan, Florence, Rome, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Istanbul and Tokyo as well as New York. Understanding and loving other cultures I was able to absorb all that these wonderful places had to offer and explore off-the-beaten-track stores and local markets. This made me appreciate New York even more. New York is my home, and I love exploring all that it has to offer. Working in the Garment Center, I’ve been constantly on the lookout for the newest of the new and I’ve developed a vast set of resources in fashion and interior design. I look forward to sharing the stores and culture of New York--from luxe and ultra-cool designer shops to couture to funky vintage and consignment; indie and street wear designers; amazing design, specialty food and lifestyle stores, as well as the best men’s and children’s stores and the many flea markets in NY. I know the city—from the Upper East Side to the Garment Center to all over the many neighborhoods of downtown Manhattan, to Williamsburg, Greenpoint and beyond in Brooklyn. Let me show you the city’s secret gems. I offer tours specially designed for your lifestyle, so that you can experience the shopping and culture of my New York and find your New York that you never knew existed. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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