Garment District

A Visit to M&S Schmalberg

Seek is pleased to partner with, and promote, the many independent designers and family-owned businesses that make up the New York City garment industry. When possible, we arrange visits to neighborhood showrooms and workspaces to give our private tour customers an in-depth look at the design and production process. During a recent Garment District tour, our guests had the opportunity to visit the factory of M&S Schmalberg.

A visit to M&S Schmalberg in the NYC Garment District

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Save 25% on Saturday Tours!

It might not feel like it, but May is just around the corner! If you’re planning a weekend getaway to NYC, take advantage of this special offer to tour the NYC Garment District at a discounted rate.

Trim shop in the New York City Fashion District

Reserve your spot on a public Garment District walking tour for any Saturday during the month of May, and save 25% on tickets (reg. $40). All Saturday tours begin at 10 AM, and include a mix of fashion landmarks, fabric and trim stores, garment industry history, famous design schools, Project Runway locations, and more. All tours are led by a professional costume or fashion designer who is also a fully licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide.

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Public Garment District Tours Begin April 2nd!

Save $10 on spring/summer NYC Garment District tour tickets when you purchase by 4/15.

Seek's popular group walking tours of the New York City Garment District kick off on April 2nd, and continue throughout the busy spring/summer travel season. Tours are priced at $40/person and include a mix of fabric stores, fashion landmarks, and garment and retail industry history. All tours are led by a professional costume or fashion designer who is also a licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide.

New York City fabric store, seen on guided tour of the NYC Garment Center

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Celebrate July 4th in Style!

Heading to New York City for July 4th? Celebrate in style with a Seek tour!
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Special Garment Center Tour Deal!

Are you looking for a fun, affordable activity to add to your NYC vacation itinerary? Love fashion and want to make one of Seek’s New York shopping tours part of your visit? We have a special private tour deal for you! Read More...
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New York Fabric Shopping and Fashion History Tours with Seek

Have you heard about the Garment District, but aren’t sure exactly what it’s all about? Sign up now to enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping and sightseeing tour this summer!

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Lots of great Garment District tours coming up this month!

Getting a late start on your summer vacation planning? Waiting until the kids are out of school to plan tours and activities? Have a few holes to fill in your NYC agenda? You still have time to add a New York Garment District tour to your list!

We have lots of fun, affordable Garment District
NYC walking tours coming up this month. A mix of fashion history, fabric stores, Project Runway locations, and “industry insider” stories, this two-hour guided tour is ideal for anyone with an interest in the inner workings of the fashion industry, and is led by a professional designer and licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide. Suitable for children ages 8 and up. Even the friends and husbands who are sometimes “dragged” along by their traveling companions often end up raving about this tour!

Garment District NYC walking tour

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Special New York Fashion Week Tours

Seek is pleased to announce a series of special NYC Garment District tours set to coincide with New York Fashion Week, scheduled for February 6-13, 2014. Read More...
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Garment District NYC

Have you heard about the Garment District NYC, but aren’t sure what it’s all about? Have you seen landmarks like Bryant Park or Mood Fabrics on television, and want to visit these famous fashion hotspots in person? If so, you must add Seek’s Garment District NYC tour to your NYC travel itinerary! Read More...
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New York City Garment District Shopping

Planning your first New York City Garment District Shopping expedition? Not quite sure where to go, or what you’ll find once you get there? Well, we think there is no better way to see the neighborhood than by scheduling a date with one of our New York City Garment District Shopping tours. Read More...
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Tour the Garment District in New York City

Seek’s guided tour of the Garment District in New York City features a mix of garment manufacturing history, famous fashion design schools (FIT, Parsons, etc.), fashion landmarks (famous office buildings, Bryant Park, the Fashion Walk of Fame), and more. The tour also includes brief visits to the fabric and trim stores utilized by professional designers, providing a unique overview what it is like to work in the Garment District in New York City. Read More...
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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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Explore the NYC Garment District

Seek’s Garment District Tour is a New York City shopping and sightseeing tour which explores the center of the garment industry in NYC. Bounded roughly by 34th and 42nd Streets between Fifth and Ninth Avenues, the Garment District in midtown Manhattan is the epicenter for all things fashion. Fabric stores, trim and notions shops, button makers, sewing machine repair shops, warehouses, leather suppliers, designers’ studios, pleaters, dyers, pattern and sample makers, fashion schools, costume shops, and design showrooms are among the many industry resources and suppliers clustered in this grimy but much-loved swath of the west side. Read More...
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