What is a Shopping Tour/FAQ's?
A Style Room shopping tour is a 4-hour, "insider shopping experience" into NYC's exclusive fashion showrooms..
On this behind-the-scenes tour, you will be personally escorted into a private world open only to clothing and accessories store buyers, owners, magazine editors and stylists. Showrooms and studios are where boutique and major store owners and buyers come to see the designer's new collections months before they are produced for stores. They are where magazine editors shop when they're looking for clothing and accessories to feature on models for their upcoming stories. They are where fashion stylists come to shop for their celebrity clients..
On a Style Room personal shopping tour you will be brought into 4-6 different designer showrooms and studios where you can purchase current season clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories (stock and samples) directly off the racks and shelves at wholesale and below (40%-80% off retail).
You will meet designers along your tour and see new collections being brought to life for next season. It will make everything you buy that much more special! The majority of the designers on our tours sell to Henri Bendel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and high-end boutiques across the country and globe.
Our designers sell styles that are perfect for a clambake on the beach, to a black tie wedding. Most designers who unlock their doors to us sell Calypso, Henri Bendel & Neiman Marcus.
How long does an average tour last?
About 4 hours.
How much walking is there?
We usually walk within a 4 block radius of the different Fashion Center/Garment Districts to make it easy for everyone, and pay for your transportation between showrooms when needed.
When are tours available?
As designers usually keep regular office hours, showrooms are only open Monday
through Friday. While Saturdays can be arranged for special events and tours, part of the
tour "experience" is seeing the showroom operating during regular business hours.
Where do we meet our tour leader?
You will usually meet your leader in the lobby of the first showroom stop. Details will always
be sent to you prior to the tour.
What should we wear?
As this is a walking tour, comfortable "fashionable" shoes are always a must (please no sneakers
or running shoes). You are in the famous NYC fashion district, not bargain basement shopping.
Designers and their sales team always look fashionable, as do high-end buyers that may be
visiting the showrooms. And looking and feeling good is always vital when trying on beautiful
clothes and accessories.
What kind of merchandise can we expect to find on the tour?
Brand new current stock and never-worn samples. We have a very extensive list of categories
from jewelry, handbags, accessories and clothing.
Can I return/exchange something after the tour to the showrooms?
No. All items are final sale as you are getting exclusive discounts directly from the designer.
Which stores do designers sell their designs?
The majority of the designers we visit on a Style Room shopping tour sell such high-end stores
as Saks Fifth Ave, Nordstrom, Henri Bendel and Neiman Marcus, to name a few. You might just
be getting merchandise even before it hits the stores!
Do we know which designers will be on the tour ahead of time?
We do not provide that information as designers do not advertise selling directly to consumers in their showrooms. But looking at our photos gives you an incredible idea of the beautiful designs offered. "Like" Style Room on Facebook to get updates on new merchandise.
Can we request particular designers / categories to shop during the tour?
Absolutely, but it's not guaranteed that those designers have available merchandise to sell during the tour. We always have a wonderful assortment of categories for each tour so you are happy.
Are credit cards accepted?
We try to only work with designers who accept credit cards to make it convenient for you. But
it's always a good idea to have some cash on hand with you. Checks are not accepted.
Should we tip our leader?
NO - Tips are never accepted. Our reward at the end of your tour is that you leave a positive review on www.tripadvisor.com.
What is the cancellation / refund policy?
We do not offer refunds. You will always be able to use your credit towards a future tour should you not be available last minute.