So I have to admit that our tours are more popular with women, however, we do get the occasional request for tours that offer shopping for men too! Such was the case with the couple from Germany.
They were a lovely married couple in there 30s/40s and the lady had a strong love for trendy fashion whereas the guy definitely appreciate a simpler, classic style. I decided it would be best to start our shopping with the the women’s store since shopping for women can be a little more difficult and time consuming than shopping for men.
We began the tour in Greenwich Village at Pia, where I knew the lady would find some beautiful handbags and some very unique clothing by Debra Moorefield as well. She ended up taking a strong liking to one of their Treesje handbags (which I love) along with some of their beautiful Scottish cashmere. She actually ending up purchasing a black cashmere sweater that could be worn several ways (3 to be exact) which made it a very, very practical purchase.
Moving on from Pia, we headed next door to Ibiza where there was a huge sale going on since they’re moving to their new store very soon. The lady tried on several of their tops by Custo Barcelona along with some of their beautiful coats. It was another successful stop as she walked away with a dress, top and a beautiful black trench with mesh detail.
After Ibiza, we walked across the street to La Petite Coquette where, although a women’s lingerie store, was equally fun for the guy to shop, of course! The owner, Rebecca, was there and it was a pleasure to finally meet the creator of this gem-of-a-shop. Again, the lady walked away with some beautiful underwear by La Perla and beautiful hosiery by Wolford.
From here, the limo picked us up and I was told that we needed to find snow boots for the guy since it was due to start a blizzard at any moment. I took them to Keito in Soho on West Broadway and it was a little too fashion forward for the guy’s liking. So instead we went up the block to Reno fashions, where I knew they had more casual, sporty boots and shoes. Here they bought a classic pair of black boots for the guy along with some colorful Ugg boots for their two daughters.
It was back to the fashion track after this stop. The lady specified that she needed jeans so we headed down to Flying A in Soho where I knew they had a huge selection including: Domino, Notified, Paper Denim, 2 Blocks South, Maje, Joe’s Jean’s, and Eden. She tried on a few pair while the guy browsed the men’s selection but they didn’t have much luck on sizes.
We walked down the block and I suggested they take a peek in Olive & Bette’s since we were waiting on the limo. I knew they would be able to find different sizes for Joe’s Jeans here and also James Jeans as well. It was a success! She found jeans and a few cute tops to match which I believe were Plenty and Splendid.
After this stop, the lady insisted that she was through shopping and that we needed to focus on her husband. They enjoyed a glass of champagne while in transit and then the limo dropped us off at Inven.tory which ended up being a little too trendy for his liking. We were running out of time so we couldn’t get over to the East Village from Soho and have enough time so I suggested a last-minute stop in Noho at Save Khaki on the way back uptown to their hotel. It was a perfect fit–figuratively and literally. The guy was pleased with the style and the sizes also fit him well. He ended up purchasing a few sweaters, shirts and a couple pairs of pants. So although the lady left the tour with a small new wardrobe, the guy ended up doing well for himself too.
If you’d like to schedule a customized shopping tour for you and your hubby (or boyfriend), visit our website at www.shop-nyctours.com for more information. Happy New Year and we look forward to shopping with you!