garment district history tour

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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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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New York City Garment District Shopping Tour

A blend of history and hands-on shopping, Seek's New York City Garment District Shopping Tour is one of our most-requested tour itineraries. With summer fast approaching, there is no better time to snag a spot on one of these highly coveted tours!
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