A "Speakeasy" tour is a tour that takes a group or individual on an intense, four (or more!) -hour, educational shopping journey in the garment district. Some tours have themes; notions, leather, suede and home decor have been the popular offerings so far. You are generally taken to the stores you would not likely find on your own, or stores with unusual or discount offers for our group. We have a blast, have lunch together, and get inspired by others' creative ideas and input.
Wanna reserve a spot? Scroll down for dates IN BOLD, and read details to decide if you would like to participate.
I know many people have schedules that don't match the dates I offer. What to do? Three alternatives: 1) Ask for a $18 copy of my special Speakeasy map, complete with where to go, and what makes the stores I mention special. 2) tell me what you're looking for, and I'll give you a customized map based on your desired shopping time(s), dates, purpose, and budget. 3) Ask for a customized map because you are looking for a specific category of goods (i.e. - just cottons, just organics, just silks, just stretch, home dec, jewelry or bag making supplies, etc.) 4) Ask me for a private tour. We'll talk price based on whether it is possible for me, appropriate for you, etc. contact me directly for any of these options.
Custom tours and custom maps have been particularly popular requests lately. Contact me directly to discuss your needs.
Want to "do it yourself"? Wanna "go it alone" at your leisure? Just want just a map? You can buy one from me here, or you can email me for details.
You may always inquire about private tours. Private tours are now my most common request.
September 22, 2017This garment district fabric and notions shopping tour will lead you to places you'll love, likely have not heard of, and didn't know existed. 10AM - 3PM with lunch!
If you have paid and wish to cancel 7 days or more before tour date - 100% refund
If you don't come on the scheduled date or cancel within 24 hours or less - you will forfeit your refund, but can switch reservation to a future tour date.
If I cancel a tour for any reasons not related to newsworthy acts of God or other emergencies, you are entitled to your choice of a full refund, or a future tour.
Note: you do not need to have a Paypal account to pay using Paypal. This tour is $90. Wanna come? Click below.
Wanna read about past Speakeasies?
Read about them here:
June 21, 2013 ("The Hard Stuff")
May 8-9, 2015 ("Artisanal Speakeasy")