Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Speakeasy tour dates

Winter in New York City has cast quite a cool spell on us all today, gently nudging us to grab a blankie and a cup of hot chocolate, while we dream of Spring.  Today is a particularly busy day in the garment district, with both the Texworld show and FIT City Sourcing events taking place.  For any established, aspiring, and small designers among you, the opportunities to learn and greet today are virtually endless.  For the curious creatives among you, passionately sewing things for yourselves, your families, and your clients/friends, there are secret doors to be opened, and this ever-changing wonderland of fabrics, notions, and supplies awaits you.  For anyone at any level of sewing and design, come along on a "Speakeasy" tour, shopping, brainstorming, and hanging out with people who share your passion!

Itinerary below: 

10AM - 2PM - 

Shopping (Will include several very special fabric and trimming stores with a wide variety of offerings suitable for many different purposes/types of garments.)


Lunch (included in your fee)

3PM - until end of business day

Armed with your "Secret Map" and your own interest in or desire to visit the many other stores you see or have learned about, you may visit more garment district stores if you wish, and give unique codes (that you'll get from me) to vendors who will give special assistance/discounts.

The cost of this guided, efficient tour is $75 per person. If you use this trip to shop and participate in what NYC has to offer, you will save at least as much as you are paying, and probably far more.

Wanna come? Click below the date you wish to attend, send payment, and the details on meeting time/place will be provided.

From outta town? If you need hotel and/or travel help, I will advise some of the BEST NYC secrets I know! Also, you can click on hotels above (this page - to your right) for the most standard and convenient choices. Payment is only accepted via PayPal (you do not need a Paypal account), credit or debit card. No cash, personal checks, or additional payments will be accepted on the day of the tour. The trip will involve a good amount of walking, so come prepared, and healthy. These are the dates for all remaining Garment District Speakeasy Tours:

March 22, 2013

April 12, 2013


  1. I am interested in your Speakeasy Tours but wonder how to pay
    by credit card without a Pay Pal account since the buy now sends you to pay pal site?

  2. The link sends you to the Paypal site, but it does say, (in teeny tiny letters) that you can pay buy credit or debit card without a PayPal account. Just click "Don't have a Paypal account?" and it will give you the appropriate form for entering your info.

  3. Hi Mimi,
    I was hoping to go on a Speakeasy tour towards the end of April 2013, say between 25 April & 29 April...Any chance of that happening?

    Also, do you know of any well situated studio accommodation that is economical too in the vicinity of the Garment District??

    Look forward to your advice.


    1. Hi Nicole!

      An Aussie, right? Let me look into that and get back to you. I know I won't be planning another Speakeasy that soon, but I will definitely be willing to arrange a private or small group tour during that time, if you like. We can talk about what works. When you say "studio accommodation", do you mean like a hotel room with a personal kitchen space?

  4. I am having a problem trying to register for a day. When I click on the PayPal link it takes me to my Paypal page but doesn't have anything about the tour. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong.

    1. I have fixed the link now! Sorry for any problem, but I had to refresh the code to make it all work. You should have no problem now.

    2. Thank you! I was able to sign up and can't wait!


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