So today, along with my tour guiding partner, Cindy, we walked the route for our next Garment District Tour, which will take place next Friday.
We seriously combed the merchandise of each store we'll visit, and wow, will our tour participants be happy! Happily/sadly, the pickins were so good, that there are a few stores that likely won't fit in our timeframe, so we'll just have to hold those secrets to tell the group, if they elect to continue shopping after lunch.
For anyone who is unsure about coming on the tour, I want you to know that we actually walk, research and curate the whole experience, and consider those shopping with anything from abundant to limited budgets, and are absolutely ready to give guidance, advice and education to those we can assist.
Cindy is my ace-in-the-hole, since she has a significant career as a costume/wardrobe/dressmaking professional, and her knowledge of fabrics and tools is just incredible. Plus, she's an absolute joy of a person, and I'm so happy to have her along on this trip.
I tell you, in some of the places we've seen together while preparing for this upcoming tour, we found ourselves mumbling to each other, "How would we have ever known that this existed if we were just here retail shopping?"
The answer? We wouldn't.
We're here to help, my friends.
So come along on this Speakeasy tour, or the next one!
Also, Cindy has expressed her willingness to do private or small group tours, if desired - so if you would like to explore that option with her, drop me a line, and I'll put you in touch!