As the founder of ZTrend, it has always been my mission to share interesting and quality New York City shops, reinforcing patronage at artist-run boutiques that support self-employment and American jobs. Unlike large chain stores where prices are low due to sweatshop labor, undesirable working conditions, and where quality is not always a factor, with ZTrend you will find yourself shopping at independent businesses where attention is paid to quality and crafmanship. You will also discover unique and higher quality merchandise produced in good conscience.
Since October 2012 we have been proud to offer our shopping days through Free Tours By Foot. For those who are already familiar with Free Tours By Foot, you know that their tours are just as good, if not better, than any tour you would pay full price for elsewhere. Not only do many of Free Tours By Foot tour guides offer their services through other full price tour venues, but because of Free Tours By Foot's "pay what you think it's worth at the end of your tour" policy, your tour guide has a vested interest in providing you with a quality experience, where in the end they will be rewarded by you accordingly.
Many thanks to Stephen Pickard for the opportunity to contribute to his innovative tour business that will never exempt an attendee because of financial constraints.
ZTrend's Shopping Day is but one of many walking tours offered through Free Tours By Foot. Choose from walking tours that focus on specific neighborhoods, landmarks including themed tours like chilling haunted places, tasty foodie tours and even biking tours. If you prefer to see the sights by taking a seat, Free Tours By Foot has recently introduced two narrated minibus tours incorporating routes in upper and lower Manhattan.
Check out FTBF's tour callendar to sign up for one of many different Brooklyn and Manhattan tours. Free Tours By Foot is an amazing resource for tourists as well as locals looking for guided tours throughout eight major cities in the U.S. including Canada, Berlin, and London.
DOUBLE BOOKINGS & NO-SHOWS
Avoid booking multiple tours for same-day time slot(s) and show up for your tour. We understand that things happen, so if you are unable to attend, please take a moment to cancel your tour. Not only is this behavior frowned upon, Free Tours By Foot enforces a strict policy to cancel a customers additional booked tours when double booking and not showing up.
ZTrend's Shopping Days are individually designed to accommodate a limited number of shoppers to ensure a pleasant group experience, and once the attendee limit has been reached on FTBF no one else can sign up through the booking portal. Be considerate of others and book a tour when you know you are going to attend, and if you don't think you are going to be able to make it that day, cancel it to leave room for someone who genuinely wants to participate.
- Register only if you plan to attend
- Cancel if your plans have changed
When signing up for a tour you will want to provide Free Yours by Foot with accurate information so your attendance may be confirmed.
- Your first and last name.
Your hotel name and address.
A domestic U.S. telephone number where you can be called (no international numbers please).
A working email that you you are able to check the day before a booked tour.
WHY? Because prior to every ZTrend Shopping Day, ZTrend will send you an email the day before your tour, requesting that you confirm your attendance. Some guides go above and beyond to reach a guest by calling the guest's phone (only U.S. phone numbers), or if the name and address of the hotel has been provided we will attempt to call the hotel requesting to be connected with the guests room.