Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Garment District

Whenever I'm in New York, I like to walk through the Garment District.  There are dozens of shops with interesting window displays.  Their offerings, however, are not for sale to ordinary people like us; the stores are wholesale shops and sell only to retailers, a point made by many signs. 

The clothes are so pretty that I want to open my own boutique just so I can buy them.  Would you shop at "Ally's Place"?  How 'bout if I gave you a discount?


 

 

 

19 comments:

  1. Those shops are such a tease. I used to work around there. I'm sure you'd have an awesome selection of goods if you opened a shop!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Ally! Since my oldest lives and works in NYC now, I'm hoping to finally see the city. Strolling through The Garment District is on my to do list :)

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  3. i strolled the area in march and have always dreamt of being a buyer for a store... can you imagine ?!

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  4. Ally, you'd be the perfect shop keeper / personal shopper!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  5. I would totally shop at Ally's Place! Sounds lovely. I have always wanted to take a stroll through the garment disctrict in New York. I used to have an internship that had a subscription to WWD and I remember reading about it. I hope to come out to NYC in Feb for fashion week...

    Amber

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  6. Ooooh, sparkly dresses! I want them all. I would totally shop at Ally's Place. You should post pictures of the items you would sell. And what music would you play in your store?

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    1. I would have a young female music-student quietly playing the harp. And my collection would be as eclectic as I am.

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    2. ....And a little pug dog that the visitors to the shop could pet? I would love that. Plus, most pugs like to wear little oufits, imo :-)

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  7. Oh heck yes, I would shop at your store. When will it be open?
    Those pictures give me a glimpse into a world I did not know existed. I thought wholesalers would just have a warehouse and not display windows.

    I miss the days when stores had fancy window displays. At least here they don't have them any more.

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  8. Oh, I would TOTALLy shop at that store. But you have to promise to stock things for chicks who aren't skeletons, 'k?

    Did you stop by the big needle threading a button? That's one of those things I can't skip :)

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  9. I would deffo go to your shop! And blog about it!
    It's a bit far from me but I think Finnair will give me discount coz they once treated my iguana poorly while migrating him from Japan to Finland and I complained about it afterwards. (True story).

    You could make an online store too!

    xxx Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  10. I'd totally shop there! I wouldn't even need a discount - though it'd be nice. ;P Sounds like a really cool area. If I were a more competitive person than a romantic, I'd probably be right up there in the elements fighting for a shot to buy and sell.

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  11. Wow I really wish I could shop in the Garment District at least once in my lifetime. What a fabulous spot. These boutiques look so...heavenly. :)

    Oh, and I'm also envious of how awesome you look in orange in the post below. At least one of us can pull that color off! xoxo

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  12. Your taste in clothes is so awesome, I so would buy from your store! :)

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  13. Exquisite and welcoming, with details carefully tended - you bet I'd shop at Ally's Place!

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  14. I really wish the garment district were more like it used to be: a place where garments were actually made. More homegrown fashion would be nice.

    As for Ally's Place, if you offered some good dark fashion I'd be there in a split second. ;)

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  15. I'd shop at Ally's ... no discount expected ;-)

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