Posts Tagged ‘Garment District’

Garment District fate in limbo as locals worry about it all unravelling

Garment District fate in limbo as locals worry about it all unravelling
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As the fate of the Garment District inches towards resolution, many stakeholders look on anxiously.


New Garment District market gives vendors access to NYC culinary scene

New Garment District market gives vendors access to NYC culinary scene
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UrbanSpace’s new market in the Garment District gives vendors access to prime real estate in New York City.


Fashion groups join to support Garment District and emerging designers

Fashion groups join to support Garment District and emerging designers
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As fashion tenants slowly leave the Garment District, a group of small businesses, non-profits and emerging designers come together to revitalize the area’s stylish legacy.


William Wai’s Four Decades in the Garment Industry

William Wai's Four Decades in the Garment Industry
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Can you imagine the life of a Chinese immigrant who has been working in the Garment District of Manhattan for four decades? Here is the story of 61-year-old pattern maker William Wai, who came here in 1971, did odd jobs, attended school, married and divorced, earned citizenship, opened design companies and failed, and kept working.


Arrivederci, Garment District

Arrivederci, Garment District
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VIDEO: Waves of Italian immigrants in the 1960s and 1970s brought a sidewalk cafe culture to Seventh Avenue. Watch the last remaining tailors, patternmakers, and other fashion professionals share their stories, espressos in hand.


Re-Made in the U.S.A.

Re-Made in the U.S.A.
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After decades of outsourcing, some fashion designers are moving their production back to America.


From Mississippi to Manhattan

From Mississippi to Manhattan
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Jennifer Cole left a successful business in Jackson, Mississippi to tackle the mean fashion world of New York. Unfamiliar surroundings and financial hardships aside, Cole has persevered.


Designer Struggles to Stay Afloat

Designer Struggles to Stay Afloat
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Patricia Harper has had her studio in the heart of the Garment District for 5 years. But as the area changes, she worries about being left behind.


The Garment District Socialite

The Garment District Socialite
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He runs a business selling designer clothing in the Garment District, but it doesn’t stop him from being friends with fabulous celebrities.


Black Friday Buyers: Too Big a Secret to Tell

Black Friday Buyers:  Too Big a Secret to Tell
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Ever wonder what it’s like to be a fashion buyer during Black Friday? Keep wondering, because fashion buyers from the Garment District will not reveal their secrets as we head into the biggest shopping season of the year.


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.


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.


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.