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About ZTrend Tours

Why Shop with ZTrend?
New York City has the most amazing shopping and because our fashionable shopping advisors love to shop and show off beautiful New York boutiques, there is no comparison to the shopping experiences ZTrend provides. Our prices are affordable, our routes are extensive and exciting. Everyone receives a full color map and card holder to collect cards from boutiques to revisit once your day of shopping has adjourned.

Be Smart with Your Time: "Plan Your Day the ZTrend Way" and receive a memorable, three to four hours of pure shopping pleasure. If you have a group to host, you will want to learn about our private and custom Shopping Experiences. Perfect entertainment for women's groups, bridal events, sweet 16 parties, and more.

At ZTrend we like to think of boutiques as living entities sprinkled about this wonderful city. Some businesses open and close so quickly, leaving little trace of their existence. Depending upon unattended blogs and stale web sites can leave you high-and-dry when traveling out-of-the-way to a boutique to discover it has closed. With ZTrend you can rest assured knowing that our boutique listings are freshly picked - never leaving you disappointed with an expired venue.

New York City is forever changing and is full of proprietors who love what they do, allow us to introduce these special stores to you. Our Shopping Experiences are designed by a New Yorker for New Yorkers and visitors alike who are interested in shopping better boutiques and experiencing areas of New York they otherwise would not have found on their own. ZTrend's Shopping Experiences are a great opportunity to explore a neighborhood, especially for those who are considering moving to Manhattan.

Our Guided Experiences are about taking in the local surroundings with an emphasis on discovering the charming city boutiques that make New York a special place. Embrace the City's glamorous and unusual one-of-a-kind stores where shopkeepers thrive on sharing the art of their business. You will visit areas that are unique to New York, and shops that will awaken your curiosities. Experience New York City at a relaxing pace known by people who live here.

Shopping Venues: Shopping Venues: gift shops, specialty shops, women's apparel and accessories, jewelry, novelty, one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry, body care, cultural shops, chocolate shops, home accessories, and more.

Optional Venues: Children's clothing, lingerie, vintage clothing, milliners, men's apparel (upscale and casual), high-end second-hand stores, sample sales, consignment shops, and pet boutiques.

While we may have time to visit more than ten boutiques on a 3 to 4 hour shopping day, more than 50 boutiques in each area are showcased on our shopping days, including great places to relax and eat once your day of shopping has concluded. ZTrend has highlighted rooftop bars, trendy lounges and relaxing cafes to dine in after a full day of shopping.

 

About ZTrend's Founder

Who is ZTrend?
Personal shopper extraordinaire and founder of ZTrend.com: a boutique shopping guide highlighting better high-end independent boutiques. ZTrend's founder has an extreme knowledge of downtown Manhattan, specializing in SoHo, NoLITa, LES, and both the East and the West Villages. At ZTrend we provide a unique blending experience working with designer labels, local artisans and independent boutiques, many who produced garments and one-of-a-kind items locally. In addition to her personal shopping services, she offers guided walking shopping experiences (private, custom or group), and custom designed self-guided shopping maps for those who want to take their time and shop at their own pace.

ZTrend Shopping Tour Menu

New York City Shopping Tours

 


$39 per person
When purchasing an individual ticket you can expect to join a group of shoppers (limited to 8 shoppers).
View our calendar for options and times.

ZTrend Shopping Tour Itinerary
Enjoy lunch at a local cafe prior to start time (optional).
When shopping the SoHo and NoLIta area, each shopper will receive a complimentary map of SoHo & NoLIta along with a card holder to organize boutique business cards collected throughout the day. We will even dot your map, making it simple for you to located a favorite boutique to revisit at a later time.

Start times may vary. Please refer to the details of the shopping day you have requested on our calendar.

 

Free Shopping Tours

 

Private and Custom Shopping Days

 

ZTrend Private Shopping Tours
1 to 5 shoppers: $250
A $25 fee will apply for each additional shopper over 5.
Contact ZTrend to arrange a private day.
Arrange a private shopping day and invite your friends.
ZTrend will guarantee that you and your guests will be the only shoppers in the group.
Request a private driver or Tarot card reader.

 


Custom Shopping Tours
1 to 5 shoppers: $350
A $25 fee will apply for each additional shopper over 5.
Contact ZTrend to arrange a custom day.
We will customize a guided shopping experience just for your group
with an itinerary tailored to your groups desires.
Select the shopping hours; duration; boutique venues and places you would like to eat.
30 day advance notice | Contact ZTrend for pricing.

Save $100 when booking with your concierge code | Request a private driver.

 

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Private & Custom Shopping Maps

Our custom and private shopping maps are the perfect solution
for those who don't want to shop in a group
or spend the money on a personal guided shopping experience,
but they still want to have access to ZTrend's insider information
while shopping with their friends at their own pace.

Private Shopping Maps
$49 per Itinerary
We will create a 3 to 4 hour shopping map based on our "set" group shopping days.

7 day advance notice

Custom Shopping Maps
$200 per Itinerary
Tell us about your shopping interests
and ZTrend will customize a 3 to 4 hour shopping map just for you!

14 + day advance notice

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Additional Shopping Services

For our custom and private shopping days
ZTrend offers a few luxury add-ons to make your day a bit more special.

Private Driver
$275 | includes up to 6 persons
Groups are limited to 6 persons when booking a shopping day with private driver. Not only will you be able to shop more stores, you will be able to shop different areas of the city as well, and your packages will be safely kept in the car while you shop.


Tarot Card Reader
$100 - 60 minutes | $50 - 30 minutes | 60 minimum per booking
Arrange for you and your guests to experience our world renowned Tarot card reader. Readings are offered in 30 minute and 60 minute segments for each guest and can be arranged to be held in the privacy of your hotel or at a local cafe. Our Tarot card reader is also available for hire for your special events and parties.
May be reserved separate from a shopping day.

Personal Shopper
Personal Shoppers are for anyone who can't find the time to shop.
It's great for executives as well as for the average person wanting to purchase or arrange something
with a special touch. Today hiring a personal Shopper is more affordable than ever.
May be reserved separate from a shopping day.

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Hire a Personal Stylist
$150 | 90 minute session
Our stylist uses clothing to harmonize your form and highlight your best features. She will teach you how to dress in relation to your body structure and weight distribution. A woman's weight is insignificant, it's how the weight is distributed that is key when mapping a woman’s body. Think of your body as a fine sculpture. And like a unique work of art, seen through the eye of an artist, she will make small edits that will compliment your natural lines. Our stylist takes into consideration your jaw line, neck length, hair cut, shoulder structure and figure type. She will offer you invaluable tips and guidelines on what to look for in clothing when shopping on your own. The ultimate achievement of a body stylist us to visually balance your proportions and silhouette.
May be reserved separate from a shopping day.

 

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ZTrend's world famous Tarot card reader

 

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Individual Tickets: Shop with a group

Cost: Please view our pricing menu.
(Save $35 when booking through your concierge.)

Duration: 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Itinerary Start Time and Meeting Times:
This is a guided "walking" shopping day. Be prepared to walk. You will receive your meeting location once you confirm your attendance. Please be sure to provide ZTrend with your correct contact information (email and telephone when possible).

Start Time
will vary depending upon the venue you have selected.

Travel: You will be expected to travel to the meeting location to meet your shopping advisor. Your method of travel will be up to you. Yellow cabs are everywhere, however, subway is the fastest and least expensive way to get around New York City.

Group Size: When purchasing an individual ticket you can expect to join a group of shoppers. Groups are limited between 8 and 15 shoppers.

Age: 12+ | Language: English

Learn More: For more information, please read our "FAQs", "Fine Print" and "About" sections.

Menu: Our pricing menu includes a sweet list of everything ZTrend offers.

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Private & Custom Shopping Groups

Private Shopping Day: In lieu of our custom shopping days, you may privatize any of our set shopping days. We can guarantee that you will privately shop with your guests. It's private!

Cost: Please view our pricing menu. Food and travel is not included | additional arranged costs are to be paid in advance by the groups coordinator.

Custom Shopping Day (14 + day advance notice required)

Estimated Duration: 3 to 4 hours. Hours may be reduced or increased. Additional time may be included depending upon group dining arrangements. Start times are at your request.

Dates: Custom shopping days are offered Tuesdays through Sunday; holidays may be arranged. However, if planning to shop we discourage Sundays and Mondays - shops open later in the day on Sundays, and many boutiques are closed on Mondays.

Plan Ahead: Depending upon the group size we advise 30 days advance arrangement for groups larger than 12 shoppers| groups up to 12 guests may be arranged in a few as 7 days depending upon details. The more advance planning, the greater your options. All Private Shopping Experiences are required to be booked a minimum of 7 days in advance. Start times are at your request. Please view our menu for pricing.

Note: All shopping days are given in English, unless otherwise requested at the time of booking. Pricing is subject to change.

Brunch | Breakfast | Dinner: Arrangements may be made to meet your shopping advisor before the start time for breakfast or brunch. A plan for an afternoon snack or dinner may also be arranged. While we are happy to assist your group in locating a restaurant or cafe, food is not included in our Shopping Experiences and will be paid by the customer.

Shopping Venues for Custom Shopping Days: ZTrend will go over details with the group organizer about the shopping venues and to design a personalized itinerary.

Personal Attention: Whether you are spending the day with a group of co-workers, friends, or treating your significant other to a day in the City, ZTrend offers exciting custom "insider" itineraries for a perfect cosmopolitan experience. Each experience comes complete with a business card holder and custom map designed especially for you! Request a driver, psychic, or Tarot card reader for your group!

Travel Arrangements: When arranging a custom shopping day, your shopping advisor will be happy to meet you at your hotel to begin your day!

Group Size: 1 to 10 persons. For groups larger than 10 guests, a split day of shopping can be arranged where groups will come together to dine. All itineraries are customized to perfection.

Age: 12+ | Language: While shopping days are given in English, a translator may be arranged when booking your event.

Contact: Please contact ZTrend to arrange a meeting to discuss your group's desires: online contact form.

Private Shopping Experience dates and hours are to be arranged between the groups host and ZTrend. Breakfast or brunch location for your guests may be chosen from a suggested selection of many wonderful New York restaurants. While we are happy to assist your group in locating a restaurant or cafe, food is not included in our Shopping Experiences and will be paid by the customer. To specify a date, time and a shopping venue, please contact ZTrend via our online contact form to arrange itinerary details. All Shopping Experiences are to be purchased in advance without exception.

Menu: Our pricing menu includes a sweet list of everything ZTrend offers.

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Self-Guided Shopping Day

Plan your day the ZTrend way! Tell ZTrend about your SoHo shopping interests and we will design a shopping day just for you! This is perfect for those who don't want to shop with a group of others, or spend their money on one of our private guided shopping experiences, but still want to have access to ZTrend's insider information while shopping with friends at their own pace.

Private Shopping Map Based on our group shopping days (7 day advance notice required)
Cost: Please view our pricing menu.

Custom Shopping Map Customized just for you (14 +day advance notice required)
Cost: Please view our pricing menu.

Brunch | Breakfast | Dinner? At your request, ZTrend will include suggestions for breakfast, places to stop for a sweet treat, afternoon snack, lunch or dinner options. While we are happy to assist your group in locating a restaurant or cafe, reservations are not included in our self-guided shopping experiences and are to be arranged by the customer.

Venues: Shopping Venues: gift shops, specialty shops, women's apparel and accessories, jewelry, novelty, one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry, body care, cultural shops, chocolate shops, home accessories, children's clothing, lingerie, vintage clothing, milliners, men's apparel (upscale and casual), high-end second-hand stores, sample sales, consignment shops, and pet boutiques.

Personal Attention: Whether you are spending the day with a group of co-workers, friends, or treating your significant other to a day in the City, ZTrend offers exciting custom "insider" itineraries for a perfect cosmopolitan experience. The more we know about your expectations the more personalized your day will be.

Subway Travel: When arranging a self-guided shopping day, ZTrend will provide you with the nearest Subway station to start your shopping day.

Language: Our Self-Guided Shopping Itineraries are created in English.

Initial Contact: Please contact ZTrend to arrange a meeting to discuss your shopping desires by using our online contact form.

Defining Your Itinerary:
To assist you with your shopping expectations, once you have purchased your self-guided shopping experience you will receive an email from ZTrend requesting to arrange a 15 minute phone call. Once we identify your interests are ZTrend will design a custom mapped listing just for you. To make sure we are right on point, ZTrend will arrange a second 15 minute follow-up phone call with you before releasing the final version.

Menu: Our pricing menu includes a sweet list of everything ZTrend offers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is MePa (Mee Pah)? Originally called the Gansevoort Market, today known as the Meat Packing District, and was the center of New York City's meat packing industry. In the late 90's, this area had been transformed into one of the city's chic hot spots for today's trendsetters. A display of upscale couture clothing stores unlike any other area in the city. Rustic cobblestone streets and trendy cafes where the young and free-spirited strike a pose. New York Magazine called the Meat Packing district "New York's most fashionable neighborhood". Today, the High-Line Park is the latest attraction. Over one mile of railroad has been transformed into an elevated urban park.

With ZTrend you get what you pay for. We have an eye for beauty and have taken the time to research the city for you. We have also found that it is impossible to shop the upscale stores within a two-hour period as most suggest that you do. We want you to enjoy yourself and experience the neighborhood the way a denizen of New York would. Because we care about your experience, ZTrend also provides additional literature that our competitors do not provide. We have taken great care to hand-pick a top quality boutiques just for you.

How much time will I spend shopping? ZTrend Shopping Experiences are designed to show off the better boutiques for your venue in the selected area. Our day trips will familiarize you with the neighborhoods and the latest shopping the areas have to offer. Most of the day is spent shopping and soaking in the New York culture. Since you will be going to choice places, you will be given a comprehensive map and card holder to organize business cards from your favorite boutiques, to revisit at a later time once your day trip ends.

What is the latest I may book a ticket?

  • Shopping days are to be arranged in advance.
    Last minute bookings: Individual guests may book tickets up to one hour prior to start time.
  • All private experiences are required to be booked a minimum of 7 days in advance.
  • Custom start times are at the request of the requesting hostess.
  • A $25 set base fee for each additional guest will apply for custom and private shopping experiences greater than 5 participants. Please consult with ZTrend.

Are there additional hidden fees? No hidden fees on our end. The price we quote is the price you pay.

Is transportation included? No, there is no transportation provided. You will be required to set up your own transportation to meet your shopping advisor. This shopping day requires a significant amount of walking, so please dress appropriately in comfortable clothing.

What stores will we be shopping in? We will showcase 15 + boutiques which will include gift shops, shoes, purses, dress shops, clothing and accessories. Shops will vary in price range. Your experience will be determined by your shopping advisor. If you have particular interests, it may be advantageous to make it a party and book a private shopping day for as little as $250 (includes up to 5 shoppers)..

Will we stop and rest along the way? You are welcome to stop in a deli or cafe for a refreshment to go. Expect an active afternoon!

May I take pictures of the stores interiors? Photographing outside the shop is permitted. No interior photographs are to be taken during the shopping day without requesting permission from the shop owner.

GRATUITY:
Should I tip my guide?
It is customary to tip your guide at the end of the shopping day. Tips are a nice gesture to show your appreciated to your guide.

If there are two shopping advisors, should I tip both of them? No. When being accompanied by two advisors, you may assume that they are together. Therefore, they are sharing their tips as well.

How many people will be coming along? As a graceful gesture to the stores on our shopping experiences, a maximum of * 8 shoppers will be in the group. Small groups ensure a personalized quality experience. *complimentary weekly events and private or customized Shopping Days may include more than 8 persons.

What if I want to bring my child? Sorry, absolutely no children are allowed. ZTrend shopping experiences are designed for adults and are unsuitable for children under 12 years of age.

May I bring my little dog? Unfortunately no animals are allowed on ZTrend's shopping experiences. While many boutiques in New York City are pet friendly, restaurants and other venues do not allow animals due to health laws.

I am considering meeting my guide for breakfast. How expensive is the meal? We select meeting places that are interesting and easy on the wallet.

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About ZTrend Tours

Itinerary, Start Time and Meeting Times:
You will receive your meeting location once you book your shopping Day. Please be sure to provide ZTrend with the correct contact information (email and telephone when possible.)

Age: 12+

Launguage: English.
While English is the primary language, for Custom and Private Shopping Experiences, an alternate languages may be requested in advance. We will do our very best to accomodate your request.

Be Comfortable: Please wear appropriate walking shoes and bring whatever will keep you comfortable for the day. Carry some cash ~ most stores accept major credit cards but there may be exceptions with some delicatessens, restaurants, and refreshment spots.

Availability: Day trips are available Tuesday through Sunday; holidays on special request ~ please inquire. Custom private day trips are available with proper advance notice. Individual guests may be reserved up to 1 hour prior to the start time. Call for availability.

Brunch or Breakfast: You are invited to join your shopping advisor one hour before your start time for breakfast or brunch. *Brunch; breakfast and refreshments is a la carte and are not included in the price.

Purchase: Reserve online or You may email your reservation to us through our online contact form and include the following information below: Please be sure to provide at least one way for us to contact you - we will confrirm your shopping day the day prior to your reserved date.

CONCIERGE CODE: (if available)
NAME:
PHONE:
CONTACT EMAIL:
NUMBER OF PEOPLE:
DAY AND DATE OF DESIRED SHOPPING:

Payments Accepted: We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and cash payments. You may reserve online by using our "Buy It Now" link. You may book up to 2 hours prior to start time: Individual tickets will be accepted when telephoning to confirm availability - credit cards and cash will be accepted prior to the "shopping day" start time.

We ask that all ticket holders provide us with a valid email and telephone number when reserving their shopping day. Reserved customers will be contacted the day before the shopping tour to confirm ticket holder's attendance. Please be courteous and respond in advance, by confirming or canceling your shopping day.

Cancellations and No-shows:
Guided shopping days are given rain or shine.

Individual Ticket Reservations : A $25 fee will be kept from the advance payment for each ticket (shopper) reserved.

Custom and Private Shopping Experiences:
Because we have taken the time to plan your day and have reserved the calendar day just for you, $250 from the deposit/payment is non-refundable.

Promotional and Special Offers: ZTrend promotional and special offers may not be combined with any other ZTrend offer or promotion.

Refunds and Credits: All refunds and credits will be applied in the same manner they were originally paid.


*All private and custom dates must be arranged in advance; Translators for "custom" shopping days may be arranged; It is best to purchase our shopping experiences in advance as they do sell out.

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About ZTrend Tours

How to reserve: You may reserve one of our set shopping days by:

1) ONLINE BOOKING - Book an online reservation using our "Buy it Now" and entering your concierge code when paying with a credit card.

2) CONTACT FORM - You may email your reservation to us through our online contact form and include the following information below: Please be sure to provide at least one way for us to contact you - we will confrirm your shopping day the day prior to your reserved date.

CONCIERGE or PROMOTIONAL CODE:
NAME:
PHONE:
CONTACT EMAIL:
NUMBER OF PEOPLE:
DAY AND DATE OF DESIRED SHOPPING:

Confirmation: Once we receive your request you will receive an email confirmation from us.

Payment for emailed reservations: Please pay in advance online through our website: reserve here. We ask that you show up at the cafe 30 minutes prior to handle transactions. We accept all major credit cards and cash - sorry, no personal checks or travelers checks.

Payments Accepted: We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and cash payments. You may reserve online by using our "Buy It Now" link to on or call with your credit card. You may book up to 2 hours prior to start time: Individual tickets will be accepted when telephoning to confirm availability - credit cards and cash will be accepted prior to the start time.

Meeting location: The time and meeting location is on our online reservation page. In addition we will email you a confirmation the day prior to you shopping day.

Concierge code conditions: You may use one concierge code toward each full priced ticket. This is not valid when purchasing one of our $49.00 self-guided shopping day. This offer may not be combind with any other ZTrend offers or specials.

Groupon Ticket holders: We ask that individual Groupon ticket holders provide a valid email and telephone number (where they may be reached) when reserving their shopping day either through out online contact form or calling us. Using our online contact form is the fastest way to reach us when wanting to reserve a shopping spot. Groupon customers will be contacted the day before the shopping tour to confirm ticket holder's attendance. Please be curtious and respond to our confirmation email, by confirming or canceling your shopping day.

*Please read the fine print.
*All private and custom dates must be arranged in advance.
*Translators for "custom" shopping days may be arranged.
*It is best to purchase our shopping experiences in advance as they do sell out.

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Personal Shopping Services

Sometimes it is makes good 'cents' to hire a personal shopper. Hiring the right personal shopper can save you time and money. They know where to look for things, and they have the time to do the research the average person doesn't have to spend on hunting for the perfect item.

Ideas: Personal shoppers can help with ideas. They are good at narrowing down what it is the client is looking for and coming up with creative solutions for special occasions and for people they find difficult to shop for.

Fees: If you think you can't afford a personal shopper, think again. Did you know that personal shoppers tag on but 10% - 20% over the cost of the item as their fee? Add a 20% fee onto a $100 purchase = $120. That's only $20 for someone to shop for you!

Personal Touches: Personal shoppers do more than shop. They can gift wrap, sign cards and ship items too. With the age of the internet clients no longer need to have a face-to-face relationship with a personal shopper. In seconds, a personal shopper can take a snapshot and send it to the client for approval with their smart phone.

Under $100 | $20 flat fee
$100 - $500 | 20%
$500 - $1000 | 15%
Over $1000 I 10%
     
(dollar amounts do not include tax)

 

Additional fees may apply to particular situations, such as travel, special delivery requests, and shopping within tight time constraints; New York State sales tax will be added to all fees.

Initial Contact: Please contact ZTrend to arrange a call to discuss your shopping desires by using our online contact form.

 

 

 


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