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Celebrate your Teen/Tween Birthday with us!  Take our Teen Fashion Shopping Tour, followed with Mini-Makeovers at the Makeup Forever Flagship store in Greenwich Village, and then do a Fashion Photo Shoot with a Professional NYC Photographer.

Posted March 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


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Students taking our Fashion Insiders’ Tour now have the opportunity to meet with top industry professionals and learn what it’s like to be a true insider in the fashion capitol of the world!  On this tour, students ranging from fashion and design to retail, merchandising and business, partake in a wide range of exciting experiences including visiting a designer showroom, speaking with a member of the design team for a top designer, visiting the production offices where some of the designer garments are made, visiting and touring a world-famous fabric and textile shop (Mood Fabrics, pictured above) and/or visiting a fashion magazine headquarters and speaking with one of the editors.  In addition to learning about the “ins”and “outs” of being a fashion industry professional on this tour, students learn about the Garment District “now and then” and have the opportunity to visit other neighborhoods and venues in the city that are influential in the fashion industry, including smaller boutiques and a designers market, where they can speak with independent designers and boutique owners.

Posted March 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


2013 Best of Manhattan Award

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ShopNYC Tours Receives 2013 Best of Manhattan Award

Manhattan Award Program Honors the Achievement

MANHATTAN December 11, 2013 — ShopNYC Tours has been selected for the 2013 Best of Manhattan Award in the Tours category by the Manhattan Award Program.

Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Manhattan Award Program

The Manhattan Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Manhattan area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Manhattan Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Manhattan Award Program

CONTACT:
Manhattan Award Program

Email: PublicRelations@bestofbusinessawards.org

URL: http://www.bestofbusinessawards.org

Posted March 5th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


Self-guided shopping tours

She prides herself on her ability to guide New York shoppers to the city’s unique boutiques, but Natasha Malinsky, founder of ShopNYC Tours, also knows that some shoppers would prefer not to have her around.

That’s why she came up with the idea of the self-guided shopping tour, an e-mailed itinerary complete with map and directions, for those who want the insider take on New York shopping but would rather do the act solo.

“Many people want to take their own time shopping and don’t want to be stuck to a guided tour schedule,” Malinsky says.

Her self-guided shopping tours are either thematic (specialties include a Fashionista Fave tour, Unique Gifts tour and a Recessionista tour), or can be customized depending on what people want to buy. (Yes, she can get as narrow as just scarves.)

Purchase pre-designed tours online for US$14.95 and receive a pdf itinerary. Or, e-mail for a customized tour, which costs approximately US$99-US$199, depending on needs. An iPhone app is forthcoming.

View the full story: 6 Exclusively New York Shopping Experiences.

www.shop-nyctours.com

Posted March 5th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


ShopNYC Tours is honored to be a 2011 Best of Manhattan recipient!  Take a look at the Official Press Release from the US Commerce Association below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ShopNYC Tours Receives 2011 Best of Manhattan Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, December 8, 2011 — ShopNYC Tours has been selected for the 2011 Best of Manhattan Award in the Tours category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

Posted January 11th, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


Finding the best way or a new way to experience New York city in a day’s time can be a real challenge. In attempt to solve that obstacle, ShopNYC Tours and Out on the Water Sailing have teamed up to create an unparalleled, action-packed experience in one day! With our Sales & Sails day in New York, you will spend 1/2 a day with a top-notch shopping tour guide and the other half with a captain sailing around bustling New York Harbor aboard your privately chartered 22ft sloop, Wanderlust.

ShopNYC Tours provides unique, behind-the-scenes shopping and lifestyle experiences for a wide range of shoppers from the splurging fashionista to the frugal recessionista. On our shopping excursions, tourists and locals alike discover hidden gem boutiques with their very own style-savvy guide. Did we mention our shoppers receive exclusive discounts? And guys—don’t be shy—we cater to male shoppers too! With this exclusive Sails and Sales promotion, ShopNYC Tours will be offering an All-in-One Shopping Tour, complete with a mix of trendy chic boutiques, hip vintage boutiques, men’s fashion boutiques and a handful of SALES hotspots! On this tour, you’ll also enjoy strolling the streets of unique Manhattan neighborhoods including Soho, Nolita, Noho and Greenwich Village—where, after you shop til you drop—you’ll meet your group for lunch!

The program is designed for groups of 4 or 8 people. 1 Group of 4 will shop in the morning and sail in the afternoon and the other group of 4 will do the opposite. We will all meet for lunch in the West village and then continue on with our new adventure. Up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty and an insider scoop on the hottest NYC boutiques in one day—what else is there to accomplish in the city?

$1995 per group of 4 

Contact us for reservations or custom arrangements.

Posted April 7th, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


ShopNYC Tours has recently teamed up with Robyn at True Hospitality to offer special discounted room rates for our customers!  All the hotels that True Hospitality works with are chosen based on quality, comfort, style and value in each city that they add to their collection of hotels we represent. Robyn would love to help you with your next group, meeting or single reservation. Contact her at 347-561-5430 or via email at robyn@truehospitalityny.com.  Make sure you mention that you’re taking a tour with ShopNYC Tours to get extra special offers!

Posted March 26th, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


Check out just a few of the exciting celeb sightings that shoppers have spotted on our tours.  Just proves you don’t have to be a Gossip Girl to mingle with the elite!

Dicaprio was seen hanging with friends in the East Village clad in jeans, sneaks and a backwards baseball cap during the Vintage Boutique Tour while singer Sheryl Crow was spotted grabbing a latte at Starbucks in Soho during a Customized Mother/Daughter Shopping Tour.  Gaga, spotted during our Teen Fashion Tour, was bargain shopping at Necessary Clothing in Noho.  After all, every Lady needs to watch her pennies!

Posted February 8th, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


What the black hackney carriage is to London, the yellow and checked taxicab is to New York City. Licensed by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, the 13,237 cabs rolling around the city are the only public transport vehicles permitted to stop and pick up passengers in response to a street hail. In honour of this modern icon, we take a look at the history of the New York taxicab.

In July 1897, the Electric Carriage and Wagon Company began running 12 electric cabs round the city. By the following year, it operated 62 cars, before its rebirth as the more modern-sounding Electric Vehicle Company. In 1899, the firm had 100 taxicabs running.

On May 20th that same year, the USA’s first ever speeding ticket was issued to one Jacob German, driving one of the Electric Vehicle Company’s taxicabs. Another national first occurred on 13 September, when Henry Bliss became the first victim of an auto accident, after being hit by a taxi. By the dawn of the next century, there were a thousand electric taxis on the city streets.

Following the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1907, and the loss of a huge portion of its fleet in a devastating fire, the Electric Vehicle Company collapsed. After such huge progress had been made, New York City was back to the horse and carriage. This was an expensive way to get around. Legend has it that, in 1907, Harry N Allen couldn’t believe the extravagant cost of a 0.75 mile journey, and decided to start a taxicab service that charged by the mile. He imported 65 gasoline-powered cars from France, and so began the New York Taxicab Company. Originally red and green, Allen repainted them all yellow so that they could be seen (and hailed) from a distance. In just a year, Allen had over 700 cabs in his fleet. The fare was 50 cents a mile – about a tenth of the cost paid by Allen on his mythical horse and carriage journey, but still well beyond the budget of most New Yorkers.

By the roaring twenties, industrialists began to recognize the huge potential of the taxicab market, with General Motors and the Ford Motor Company among those joining the ranks (ha!) of the New York Taxicab Company. The most successful of these new companies was the Checkered Cab Manufacturing Company, which produced the instantly recognizable, and hugely popular yellow and black taxis which became an integral part of 20th Century New York.

Following the depression, there was a glut of drivers on the market, and no passengers to fill the cabs. As a way of regulating the licensing, New York City brought in the medallion system, which is still in operation today. Around 29% of all taxis are owner-operated, with the rest leased by fleets.

The yellow taxicab is one of the many little bonuses you get when visiting New York which, along with hot dog stands and steaming vents, make you feel as though you are in a movie. To see for yourself, check out the Flight Centre website, where you’ll find flights to New York.

Posted January 26th, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


ShopNYC Tours has been taking their clients to The Market NYC in Nolita for the past year, which ALWAYS provides one of the most amazing experiences for unique finds (some of which can’t be purchased anywhere else in the world)!  And now, the Saturday and Sunday trips to the market will be even better!  We are happy to announce a special promotion with several of the FABULOUS designers at The Market NYC–who will now be offering 10% OFF to all ShopNYC Tours shoppers.  Take a look at some of those participating:

Posted September 20th, 2010 in Uncategorized | Comments Off