- $103 for 2.5-hour tour of New York’s Garment District ($175 value)
On a 2.5-hour tour through New York’s Garment District, shoppers pop into designer showrooms, warehouses, and outlets in search of discounted merchandise. Shoppers can find women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, plus bridal gowns, furs, jewelry, and home decor at 50% to 70% off retail prices. The tour is led by the editor-in-chief of Fashion Update Magazine, who has been featured in a variety of fashion magazines as well as on television. This Groupon also includes a list of free updates on sample sales happening the day of the tour.
The New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and numerous other local publications and television programs have anointed Sarah Gardner as New York's Queen of Bargains. The designation is well-deserved; as the editor-in-chief of Fashion Update Magazine, she regularly connects with famous designers such as Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta, and even gains access to private listings. Thus, her bargain-hunting abilities aren't just used in everyday stores, instead extend all the way into high-fashion sample sales.
Through her tour business, Fashion Update, Sarah takes tour groups through warehouses where you will find famous designer brands, like those on Madison Ave., at 50%-75% off. The tours wind through NYC's aptly named Garment District, stopping at upscale spots for exclusive shopping along the way. The Superior Shopper tour even incorporates some spa pampering and lunch into the day, so you won't set off store alarms by trying on fingerless gloves with un-manicured nails.