What You'll Get
The second law of thermodynamics and the first law of Nelly lyrics hold that ambient heat and clothing have an inverse relationship. Disturb the natural order with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a fashion walking tour and a complimentary cocktail from Top Button Tours, a $75 value.
With access to more than 7,000 showrooms, Top Button is a shiny, chrome-furred horse ride into wholesale-priced sprees and sample sales. Co-founder Dianna Feldman offers her close relationships and personal access to private discounts with these exclusive outings in New York City's garment district and SoHo. The treks, which begin with a briefing on sample sales and a discussion of trends and shopping for figure, whisk shoppers to designer showrooms with heavily discounted merchandise up to 75% off retail. Call ahead to register for an upcoming tour, which will take place rain or shine, so come prepared with a raincoat, umbrella, or wide-brimmed hat made out of recycled moon bounces. The garment center tour lasts three to four hours, while the SoHo tour lasts two and a half to three hours.
Must be 21 to redeem complimentary cocktail.
- With access to more than 7,000 showrooms, the company conducts private shopping tours led by guides with fashion backgrounds. Because of Top Button’s relationship with fashion companies, said Dianna Feldman, a tour co-founder, “I can make them have a sample sale when they’re not having a sample sale.” – New York Times
- A check of the Top Button Tours site lists past sales at Barneys, Mara Hoffman, Lauren Merkin and Intermix. We're picturing a tour guide leading the way through madhouse public sales and pointing out interesting local color as if on safari ("to the right, a half-naked shopper creatively making her own fitting room area"). – Fawnia Soo Hoo, Racked NY
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 2/24/11. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 21 or older for alcohol. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.