Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Speakeasy! (May 17)

Reposting, for those who are thinking of joining the Saturday Speakeasy!

I've missed you all...

May 17, 2014!
The itinerary is below. This one includes lunch, and is a definite "go", no matter how few or many attend, with no change in price.  This one is guaranteed because we have at least one out-of towner attending who is promised this tour, since it agrees with her travel schedule.  All conditions regarding cancellation or inability to attend below apply, and full refund or future tour if anything beyond my control prevents me from leading this tour (weather, illness, etc.), of course.


10AM - 1PM - 

Shopping (Will include a specifically selected set of stores with a wide variety of offerings suitable for many different purposes/types of garments, appropriate for the theme of the day's tour. Relevant additional information, suggested additional resources and appropriate on-site expertise will be available.)


Lunch (local restaurant reservation for our group, already included in your fee.)

2PM - 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 the NYC garment district has to offer, you will save at least as much as you are paying in supplies and education, and probably far more.

Wanna come? Click above, 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! 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 in weather-appropriate gear, and healthy.

Regarding cancellations:

 If you have paid and wish to cancel 7 days or more before date - 100% refund
 Fewer than 7 days - 50% 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 reasons not related to weather, newsworthy acts of God or other emergencies, you are entitled to your choice of a full refund, or a future tour.


  1. Could you please think about planning a tour May 15-17?
    I will be traveling down from Alaska and would love to get an insiders look at the garment district!!!!!

    1. Well, there's no reason why not... I can always schedule one. Let's do it. Not the 16th, though. That's my birthday!

  2. Hi Mimi, May is too far away for me as I'm here now from overseas :-)
    I remember finding your blog last year when I came for just 1 day and your tips made my half day in the garment district already sooo much better. I would love to know if there is a way to buy the map by itself?
    Thank you!

    1. Sure - I'll sell you the map for $10. Just let me know via email if you want one. Keep in mind, it will have many more stores on it than we will visit on the tour, so it isn't an itinerary, but rather a more comprehensive map, user-friendly for those of us shopping for pleasure sewing or small businesses.

  3. I am very interested in this tour. I live in Washington DC and have traveled to NYC specifically looking for fabrics, and basically got lost after going to a few stores. I am thinking of taking the train or the bus. Do you have any advice on which is best, with an eye towards your proposed itinerary?

    1. The train is far more predictable, in terms of arrival time. I have had a past tour participant whose bus was very late, and it was a disaster for her, trying to catch up with us. If you know your arrival time, and it is later than the tour begins, I can always tell you where to meet us.

  4. Thanks for the quick response. This tour sounds like its just what I need. Do you have a minimun number of people you need to have the tour?Barrie

    1. No minimum #. This date is promised because at least one person is traveling to the city to take it!

  5. I'm planning on making 2 reservations for your tour. Would love some hotel help! We will be traveling down from NH with our husbands, so have to figure out how to make it as feasible as possible.


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