New York Historical Walking Tours...with a Shopping Twist!

We’re known for our hands-on shopping tours of New York, but did you know that Seek offers historical walking tours as well? Our specialty is NYC walking tours pertaining to the history of the shopping, retail, and garment industries in NYC, and all of our tours are led by professional shoppers and stylists who are also licensed tour guides. A New York history tour with Seek is like taking a New York City shopping tour in another era! Read More...
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NY Fashion Center

Are you an avid Project Runway fan, a future fashion designer, or someone who just loves to sew? Seek’s NY Fashion Center Tour is an NY shopping and sightseeing tour which focuses on the neighborhood which serves as home base for the New York fashion industry. Read More...
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Be Our Valentine!

Seek’s personal styling services and NYC shopping tours make great Valentine’s Day gifts! Pamper your wife, girlfriend, or partner with an in-home closet edit, a one-on-one shopping excursion with a professional stylist, or a few hours of personal shopping.

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Fabric Shopping in the NYC Garment District

What are some of the fun things you can expect to see, do, and shop for on Seek’s NYC Garment District Tour? Here are a few of the highlights: Read More...
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Looking for something fun to do during Fashion Week?

It’s hard to believe, but Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is right around the corner. Scheduled for February 7 - 14th in NYC, the shows will feature collections for Fall 2013.

If you’ll be in NYC during Fashion Week and are looking for a fun way to get into the spirit of the event (hey, we can’t all get into the shows!), Seek invites you to
take our Garment District Tour for just $25! Led by a professional designer and licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide, this tour features a blend of fashion-related landmarks, Project Runway locations, fashion and retail industry history, and hands-on shopping for fabrics, buttons, trims, and more. Read More...
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New York Holiday Shopping Tour

Created by a New York City shopping and retail expert and licensed NYC tour guide, Seek’s New York Holiday Shopping Tour visits unique holiday shopping spots including pop-up shops, outdoor European-style markets, local vendors, confectionaries, and other holiday destinations. Read More...
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Fifth Avenue Fashion: A Fifth Avenue Shopping Tour

Seek's Fifth Avenue Tour is a Fifth Avenue Shopping Tour which focuses primarily on the history of shops along Fifth Avenue, one of New York’s most famous streets. Learn about the evolution of New York City's great department stores (including contemporary retailers like Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as long-gone stores like B. Altman, Orbach’s, and Bonwit Teller), the beginnings of the NYC retail industry, and the history of the street itself. See famous Fifth Avenue landmarks such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, and get "insider" New York from a professional fashion stylist and longtime New Yorker who is also a fully licensed NYC tour guide.
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Fifth Avenue Shopping Tour NYC

One of Seek’s most popular fashion history tours is our Fifth Avenue Shopping Tour NYC. This two-hour walking tour highlights the evolution of New York City’s most fashionable street, from its days as a mansion-lined residential street to the heyday of the great Fifth Avenue department store to its present-day status as a high-end shopping destination for visitors from around the globe. Read More...
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Canal Street Shopping

At Seek, one of the questions we’re asked most often is “can you take me to Canal Street?” More often than not, travelers from other parts of the country have read that this shopping strip in lower Manhattan is the place to purchase “designer” handbags, sunglasses, and accessories for significantly less than the real thing. Unfortunately, many tourists are unaware that the sale of these knockoff goods is highly illegal and can be dangerous as well. Read More...
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New York Boutique Shopping Tour

How do you know if Seek’s New York Boutique Shopping Tour is right for you? Well, maybe you’ve been to New York City a few times, and have spent some time shopping in the best-known tourist and fashion districts--SoHo, Fifth Avenue, Times Square, 34th Street, and the like. If on your next visit you’re curious to discover a less well-traveled (but equally fashionable) shopping district, you’ll love our Upper West Side boutiques tour! Read More...
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Top Things To Do In New York City

What are the TOP THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK CITY? If you’re a fashionista, aspiring designer, shopaholic, or fashion history buff, look no further than Seek New York Tours! Read More...
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Holiday Windows New York

For those who love holiday cheer and festive holiday windows, New York at Christmas is the place to be. Famous department stores like Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel, and Bergdorf Goodman all decorate in their own unique ways. Read More...
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NYC Discount Shopping Tours

Planning a trip to NYC this spring or summer? Want to spend lots of time shopping, but your taste is more discount than Dior? Think you won’t find anything in NYC that fits your budget? Seek’s discount shopping tour is just for you! Read More...
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New Year, New You!

If you’ve resolved to ditch the sweats and up your style game in 2013, why not start things off with a Seek personal styling appointment? Your personal wardrobe stylist will help you to shop, organize, experiment, and accessorize, guaranteeing that you enter the new year with a fresh new look. Book a one-on-one wardrobe styling session by February 10th, we’ll give you an exclusive 20% discount on your service.
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Garment District History

The New York City garment industry has a long and fascinating history. At its earliest beginnings, the city’s garment industry was a home-based business, with workers (namely Eastern European immigrants) taking in piecework which could be done in their tenement apartments. Production eventually shifted to loft-based manufacturing, and in the early part of the twentieth century the modern Garment District began to emerge. Read More...
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