Garment District

New York Learns How to Stay Relevant From Europe Fashion Centers

New York Learns How to Stay Relevant From Europe Fashion Centers
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New York looks to other global fashion cities like Paris, Milan, and London and to the continuing influence of Asia to help sustain its dominant place in the fashion world.


Mayor of the Garment District: Using FourSquare to Track Designers

Mayor of the Garment District: Using FourSquare to Track Designers
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Researchers at Columbia University spent two weeks in July tracking designers and others in the fashion industry how they moved about the Garment District. Their trick for keeping track of the designers? Having them check in on their smartphones with Four Square, a popular social media application.


For Garment District Businesses, Trade Deal May Make South Korean Fabric Cheaper

For Garment District Businesses, Trade Deal May Make South Korean Fabric Cheaper
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Congress passed a new free trade agreement with South Korea that may make the its fabric cheaper for the Garment District’s wholesalers and retailers. But it’s difficult to gauge the agreement effect on American jobs.


Designers Strive to Market Garment District Pride

Designers Strive to Market Garment District Pride
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Word on Fashion Avenue is that designers are packing up and leaving New York City’s famed Garment District. In response, several designers have taken a stand: The district is still a valuable part of the city and they aren’t going anywhere. They’re promoting their clothing as 100 percent locally-made in Midtown Manhattan.


Nurturing Fashion: Ruby Kobo and the Incubator

Nurturing Fashion: Ruby Kobo and the Incubator
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Yuvi Alpert of jewelry line Ruby Kobo offers an inside look at the CFDA Fashion Incubator and the life of an up and coming design team.


Report: Zoning and Lack of Marketing are Problems for Garment District

Report: Zoning and Lack of Marketing are Problems for Garment District
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The Municipal Art Society of New York’s new report on the Garment District highlights the strengths and weaknesses of one of the nation’s premier fashion neighborhoods.


The Last Puzzle Master

The Last Puzzle Master
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Carlos Diaz is not what you might expect of a well-connected man in fashion. He is part of a little corner of a quickly fading Manhattan clothing business.


Fashion Magazines May Outlast Print Peers

Fashion Magazines May Outlast Print Peers
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The debate over the future of print media continues, even as “print is dead” becomes a modern-day cliché. But the future of fashion magazines may not be so bleak, according to industry professionals and the optimistic owners of a local magazine retail business.


The End of the – Belt – Line

The End of the - Belt - Line
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Like 80 percent of the businesses that have left the garment district since 1980, accessories manufacturer Terry Schwartz is in danger of disappearing as more and more garment related business is conducted abroad.


Street Buzz: Then and Now

Street Buzz: Then and Now
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  The stretch of 35th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues bustled with garment activity in 1978, and it’s still lined with fabric stores today. But the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel is a new addition. It opened in 2007, said Russell Verkhovski, who works there as a front desk agent, and replaced a garment warehouse. […]


Street Buzz: Then and Now

Street Buzz: Then and Now
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                    The fedora hat became popular during the early 20th century. Originally considered a female fashion, the stylish hat consists of a large brim and a tight ribbon, which forms around the crown of the hat. Though the style remains the same, the material has changed […]


Street Buzz: Then and Now

Street Buzz: Then and Now
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                In the last decade, as overseas outsourcing of garment production increased, orders shrank and landlords raised rents, many garment manufacturing companies ran out of business or moved out of the District. “When I moved to this building in 2000, garment manufacturers occupied 18 floors of the building, […]


Street Buzz: Then and Now

Street Buzz: Then and Now
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              Tourists walk from 8th Avenue toward 7th Avenue along 35th Street and past what was once part of the center of the Garment District. Where there were once trucks and workers unpacking clothes are now the relentless stream of tourists overflowing from Times Square. Shops such as Gate […]


Dancing to Remember

Dancing to Remember
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An afternoon at Rhythm Break Studios at 33rd and Broadway gives people with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones a window on the past.


More Designers Rely on Online Marketplaces to Bolster Sales

More Designers Rely on Online Marketplaces to Bolster Sales
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Over the past decade, fashion designers have had more abundant and affordable options to sell their lines online. Designers are getting larger audiences online, but will it be enough to launch young designers into fashion stardom?


The Viewing of Midtown’s first 9/11 Memorial

The Viewing of Midtown's first 9/11 Memorial
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September 22, 2011⎯ Nearly two weeks after the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, New York unveiled the first midtown memorial, to the first responders who lost their lives rescuing thousands of innocent people.


Stored Fur Coats See Another Season of Daylight

Stored Fur Coats See Another Season of Daylight
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As Fahrenheit lowers in Manhattan, people are flocking to the fur vaults to have their coats taken out from cold storage.