Within its small, contained borders between 5th Avenue and 9th Avenue, New York City’s Garment District has the highest concentration of fashion-related businesses, offices, showrooms, events, and talent in the world perfect for any sort of group travel or group tour. Design icons including Diane Von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, and Donna Karen earned their start here and continue to maintain offices, facilities, and/or showrooms in the Garment District even today.
The Garment District is decorated with fashion-related art and architecture such as the popular Needle Threading a Button statue, the Garment Worker bronze statue, and the Fashion Walk of Fame piece, a trail of 26 pewter plaques commemorating fashion and design icons. Travel through shops such as M&J Trimming, Mood Designer Fabrics, or visit Midtown Comics where you’ll find all things graphic arts. Take a guided group tour in this district and receive trade-only access to shops and showrooms.
Restaurants, bars, cafes, and clubs round out the remaining portion of the district to make this a fun and inviting area overall. 5th Avenue and its abundant array of stores is only steps away, as is Madison Square Garden, Madame Tussauds, and the Empire State Building.
Whether you are an avid quilter, dressmaker, an aspiring designer, a closet enthusiast, or a fashion aficionado with a passion for clothes and accessories, a pilgrimage to Manhattan’s historic and monumental district is a must during your group travel adventure in NYC.