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Concierge #
Only $39 per shopper!
 

10am Gramercy Thrift & Vintage

Join ZTrend as we hit the second-hand charity shops and shop Gramercy's hottest thirfting spots. We meet at Starbucks where you may arrive early to enjoy a cup of coffee or a little pastry before the shopping begins. (food and beverages are not included).

Expect to be introduced to New York's favorite charity shops where stores offer new and gently worn contemporary clothing, as well as vintage clothing bearing a higher price tag than thrift shops where the prices are a lot lower--It's all about the kind of shopper you are.

This Thrift & Vintage shopping day is for the woman who has an eye for style, understands the value of thrifting, and doesn't rely on a label to tell her how to dress. She has a look of her own, enjoys vintage, and the thrill of the hunt.

Shops will offer clothing, shoes, hats and gloves. Home items include Bric-a-brac, kitchen and tableware, furniture and decor. There will be "limited" clothing for men and children.

Please take a moment to read our "Thrifting & Vintage" tips.

 

Date
Concierge #
Only $39 per shopper!
 

11am Upper East Side Designer Resale

Shop with ZTrend for new designer labels and top drawer designer resale hand-picked from the closets of the rich and famous. Visit boutiques specializing in high-end labels from runways, showrooms, overstock as well as gently pre-owned items. Expect prices to reflect 50% to 75% off original resale labels. When it comes to luxury staples such as Hermes and Chanel, discounts vary. Every shop offers women's clothing while only few stores offer men's: garments, purses, shoes, hats, belts and outerwear.

This shopping day is for you, if you are a pro when it comes to shopping for women's designer apparel and better brands, or perhaps just slightly curious about designer consignment shops. Keep in mind that while most garments have been previously worn, they are in excellent condition. If you love your designer labels you will love this shopping day! We visit bakeries for snacks and refreshments on the run. Expect a day of amazing finds while shopping during a three hour period.

Labels include: Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Brunello Cucinelli Burberry, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Ermanno Scervino, Etro, Fendi, Gaultier, Gianni-Versace, Gucci, Hermes, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Manolo Blahnik, Missoni, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, YSL,and more!

This day is a high-end designer resale shopping day. While prices are not cheap, they are bargains when compared to designer retail prices.

 

Date
Concierge #
Only $39 per shopper!
 

1:30pm East Village Vintage and Boutiques

Join ZTrend as we explore the East Village's best little second-hand stores and independent boutiques that are unique to New York City. Our shopping day will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the heart of New York's East Village at Honeyhaus Coffee. You are welcome to arrive early to enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up beverage before we begin a day of fabulous finds. Honeyhaus offers teas and freshly roasted "Counter Culture" coffee alongside a fine selection of delicious locally made treats, from brownies and chocolate brioche, to savory scones. (Food and beverages are not included).


Expect to visit independently owned thrift and consignment shops as well as better boutiques. Each shop is unique: some showcase beautiful "pristine" vintage items where the clothing has been dry cleaned and is ready to wear; other shops offer gently worn "in season" designer labels as well as wonderful independent designer clothing boutiques boasting "Made In NYC".


Shops offer vintage, second-hand and contemporary clothing and shoes by designer labels as well as independent locally designed clothing. You will also discover gift items, jewelry and amazing vintage and "vintage style" eye wear.


You do not have to be a vintage enthusiast to enjoy this shopping day. We have selected a variety of East Village small shops that sell new things. This is for someone who desires to experience something different--no High Street brands.


This shopping day is for the women who will spend a bit more on a unique piece, whether it has a designer label or not. She has her own style and revels in the idea of not knowing what she will find.


Please take a moment to read our "Thrifting & Vintage" tips.

 

Date
Concierge #
Only $39 per shopper!
 

1:30pm NoLIta/SoHo Boutiques

People from all around make SoHo their weekend destination and so can you. Artists continue to sell their paintings on the streets, propped up against buildings along with local designers and craftsmen.

We will begin our day at a local cafe in the heart of NoLIta where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a bite to eat or a morning beverage. Casually shop the boutiques through the neighborhood where the City's first Cathedral Church, St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, still stands. Visit up to a dozen upscale independent boutiques which will include, beauty, jewelry, shoes, purses, clothing, designer consignment boutiques (optional), accessories, gifts and novelty shops.

SoHo has become a prestigious neighborhood and popular tourist destination with many high-end boutiques and restaurants. The gentrification of this neighborhood has led to pricy retail rents creating an environment for chain stores to thrive. This influx of chain stores has made shopping artisanal boutiques in SoHo just that more of a challenge to find. Relax with ZTrend's guided shopping tour and avoid the stress of an unfamiliar area. ZTrend will optimize your day and allow you and your guests to explore the unique boutiques of SoHo. Come shop with us for a day of leisure and intrigue.

ZTrend's guided shopping days are for the sophisticated shopper interested in high-quality product from independent merchants, New York artists and designers, many who produced garments and one-of-a-kind items locally.

Shop quality - buy once and in the long run you will save more. When shopping independent merchants, you can count on better customer service, products with fantastic workmanship, and store owners you can trust. Get in touch with the things you have and learn about the people who are involved in their creation. Every person and material product has a compelling story waiting to be told.

Allow our guides to take you off the beaten path and bring you to some of New York's most wonderful boutiques that most people don't know about. No chain stores or mass-market retailers. This shopping day will cater to people who are looking to shop for artisanal items that are uncommon to big box stores.

- Must be 12 years of age or older.
- Maximum of 8 people on this tour.
- You are invited to meet your guide before the tour begins.
- Each shopper receives a complimentary map of NoLIta & SoHo.
- No lunch stop, but refreshments are accessible during the tour or at the cafe meeting location.
- 3 hours of guided shopping.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click on a date in the calendar above.

 

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FREE to join every Wednesday and Thursday - nonrefundable $5 booking fee applies | Book on a Friday - only $39 per shopper!
 

FREE! 10am Gramercy Thrift & Vintage

This shopping day is FREE to join and at the end you pay what you think it is worth!

Shop with ZTrend as we hit the second-hand charity shops and shop Gramercy's hottest thirfting spots. We meet at Starbucks where you may arrive early to enjoy a cup of coffee or a little pastry before the shopping begins. (food and beverages are not included).

Expect to be introduced to New York's favorite charity shops where stores offer new and gently worn contemporary clothing, as well as vintage clothing bearing a higher price tag than thrift shops where the prices are a lot lower--It's all about the kind of shopper you are.

This Thrift & Vintage shopping day is for the woman who has an eye for style, understands the value of thrifting, and doesn't rely on a label to tell her how to dress. She has a look of her own, enjoys vintage, and the thrill of the hunt.

Shops will offer clothing, shoes, hats and gloves. Home items include Bric-a-brac, kitchen and tableware, furniture and decor. There will be "limited" clothing for men and children.

Please take a moment to read our "Thrifting & Vintage" tips.

 

Date
Concierge #
FREE to join every Thursday - nonrefundable $5 booking fee applies | Book on a Wednesday - only $39 per shopper!
 

FREE! 1:30pm East Village Vintage and Boutiques

This shopping day is FREE to join and at the end you pay what you think it is worth!

Shop with ZTrend as we explore the East Village's best little second-hand stores and independent boutiques that are unique to New York City. Our shopping day will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the heart of New York's East Village at Honeyhaus Coffee. You are welcome to arrive early to enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up beverage before we begin a day of fabulous finds. Honeyhaus offers teas and freshly roasted "Counter Culture" coffee alongside a fine selection of delicious locally made treats, from brownies and chocolate brioche, to savory scones. (Food and beverages are not included).


Expect to visit independently owned thrift and consignment shops as well as better boutiques. Each shop is unique: some showcase beautiful "pristine" vintage items where the clothing has been dry cleaned and is ready to wear; other shops offer gently worn "in season" designer labels as well as wonderful independent designer clothing boutiques boasting "Made In NYC".


Shops offer vintage, second-hand and contemporary clothing and shoes by designer labels as well as independent locally designed clothing. You will also discover gift items, jewelry and amazing vintage and "vintage style" eye wear.


You do not have to be a vintage enthusiast to enjoy this shopping day. We have selected a variety of East Village small shops that sell new things. This is for someone who desires to experience something different--no High Street brands.


This shopping day is for the women who will spend a bit more on a unique piece, whether it has a designer label or not. She has her own style and revels in the idea of not knowing what she will find.


Please take a moment to read our "Thrifting & Vintage" tips.

 

 

         
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REVIEWS

3/10/2016


“Alison Taafe”

The tour of the thrift and vintage shops we took with Suzanne today was fabulous. She's lovely and full of great information about where to find hidden gems, sales on each day and discounts! Would recommend this walking tour to anyone who lives a bargain!


Montreal, Canada
Alison T
(Trip Advisor Review - Gramercy Thrift & Vintage Shopping Day)

 


3/8/2016


“Even My New York Friend was impressed”

I set up a custom shopping day for my friend and I to peruse the boutiques of NoLIta in Manhattan and it was amazing! I never would have found the little shops that Suzanne knew and she also gave us the full printed itinerary so we could visit the shops we didn't have time for that day. It is worth every penny especially if you want to shop on limited time. I will suggest that if you are to take a custom shopping tour to take it at the beginning of your trip simply because there are many other places you will want to visit on her map.


Cielovegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
(Trip Advisor Review - Custom Shopping Day)

 


3/8/2016


“nice variety of shops”

I did the thrift walking tour with Suzanne. I didn't really know what to expect but she far exceeded any expectations. She took us to 4 or 5 stores (I lost track) and I found some real gems. She also helped at various stores, pulling things that she thought might be of interest to the people on the tour.

Suzanne was great...she was organized for us, explained the pros and cons of each shop we visited before we went in, gave us a time limit and even reminded us five minutes before we had to leave so we could "finish our purchases".


shahira123
Vancouver, Canada
(Trip Advisor Review - Gramercy Thrift & Vintage Shopping Day)

 


3/7/2016


“A fabulous experience that way exceeded expectations”

I did the thrift walking tour with Suzanne. I didn't really know what to expect but she far exceeded any expectations. She took us to 4 or 5 stores (I lost track) and I found some real gems. She also helped at various stores, pulling things that she thought might be of interest to the people on the tour.

Now I know vaguely where the good stores are I would be able to go and have a look on my own, but I wouldn't have known where to start without Suzanne. She also gave us some recommendations for us to find on our own if we wanted to continue shopping after the tour. In particular I wanted to find a store where I could buy clothes for my infant niece and she knew of a great place and I purchased quite a bit from there!

Suzanne is an asset to NYC's shopping!


qprvicky
United Kingdom
(Trip Advisor Review - Gramercy Thrift & Vintage Shopping Day)

 


3/6/2016


“Great Shops”

I went on the east village shopping tour with Suzanne. It was a great tour because she knew exactly where to find the best shops for designer clothes, vintage wear, and original gifts. Moreover, Suzanne is a fun person to hang out with.

Anneliesf
Wageningen, The Netherlands
(Trip Advisor Review - Gramercy Thrift & Vintage Shopping Day)

 


3/2016


“Exactly what I was hoping for!”

Suzanne took us to 5 thrift/vintage spots in Gramercy. I'm new to New York and had been looking for these kinds of stores and hadn't been able to find them...and Suzanne just handed me the keys to shift shopping bliss! Great tour for tourists or locals.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60763-d8747135-r353303904-ZTrend-New_York_City_New_York.html#

Jaala W
Brisbane, Australia
(Trip Advisor Review - Gramercy Thrift & Vintage Shopping Day)

 


2/2016


“Awesome experience!”

What a cool thing to do ! Without Suzanne and her incredible knowledge of the hidden gems in nyc, I would never have known about the gorgeous little stores and interesting people who own them! She was so knowledgeable not just about the area but also about the stories behind the stores, the streets and the people who inhabit them- definitely worthwhile!

Aerille112016
New York City, New York
(Trip Advisor Review - East Village Boutique Shopping Day)

 

 


2/2016


“Great tour”

Having been to New York several times, it was fun to take part in the Walking Tours which covered something different from the usual sights. Suzanne took us on the Thrift Shopping tour which involved visiting 5 or 6 different styles of charity shops from the Salvation Army store through to a designer store that selects the product that makes it to the shop floor i.e. just the good stuff, as you'd expect in New York it was easy to find designer labels such as Chanel, Dior, Armani, at rock bottom prices. I got a lovely as new coat for $25 that would have been $350 new. Suzanne will give you the low down before you go into each store and tell you what you can expect to find and will even hunt out beautiful items for you. Great experience and well worth doing.

Melanie M.
Jersey, United Kingdom
(Trip Advisor Review - Gramercy Thrift & Vintage Shopping Day)

 


2/2016


“Great Shopping Tour”

I went on the East Village Shoppingtour with Suzanne. It was a great afternoon with a lot of new shopping experiences. We had time to spent in different shops and Suzanne gave us good Insidertips. There were some Designerstores, Vintageshops and Outlets. So you can find clothes from all prices.

Alberta S.
London, United Kingdom
(Trip Advisor Review - East Village Boutiques Shopping Day)

 


2/2016


“Ztrend shopping”

I went on 2 shopping tours with Suzanne (Gramercy thrift shopping and East Village boutiques) and both were great fun! Not only does Suzanne take you to great shops, she also gives you the skinny on the neighborhood, the shop owners and designers. A real NYC experience!

Blackdot49
Chicago, IL
(Trip Advisor Review - Gramery Thrift Shopping day | East Village Boutiques)

 


2/2016


“Wonderful experience with some great purchases”

I completed the Gramercy Thrift Shopping tour and had a great time. Suzanne was lovely and I enjoyed spending the morning with her, her eye and advice was also extremely helpful in these stores. Will definitely take another tour with her when I am next in New York.

o0Timtam0o
London, United Kingdom
(Trip Advisor Review - Gramercy Thrift & Vintage Shopping Day)

 


2/2016


“Fantastic vintage shopping”

We met in a lovely American diner had a coffee was also authentic was a great introduction we were just on our own so it was a private tour . We loved the shop and we loved the local tour from Susanne and the squirrels in the park were just fabulous . I bought a fantastic jacket and matching gloves and some fantastic old jelly moulds for a keen cook in Australia . we finished the day with a great lunch at a local Italian that I would never have found with a great white wine so in conclusion meet a stranger in NY shop and make friends and finish with a chilled glass of good wine loved it will do it again

Holmes621
Perth, Australia
(Trip Advisor Review - private Shopping Day)

 


1/2016


“East Village Shopping Tour”

I love browsing thrift shops and discovering unique boutiques. Suzanne's East Village Shopping Tour was a delightful time doing both. Suzanne was a great tour guide - professional, very friendly and knowledgeable. She not only showed us the shops, but gave us inside tips as to what to expect in each one. I was especially pleased that she took a personal interest in what we were considering and gave us helpful tips. She also made an effort to look for and suggest items that she thought might fit our interests and fashion styles. Since I was shopping alone, these gestures were very much appreciated. I'm looking forward to trying her other tours the next time I visit New York.

rita774
Chicago, IL
(Trip Advisor Review - East Village Boutiques Shopping Day)

 


1/19/2016


“Highly recommend a shopping trip with Suzanne!”

My thrift shopping adventure with Suzanne has been one of the best parts of my trip to NYC. I couldn't believe the vintage treasures we found! Suzanne knew all the best places and tips and tricks to find unique, quality pieces. Amazing knowledge and skill! Thank you so much Suzanne! I'd highly recommend joining in on one of her tours.

mkeerie
Melbourne, Australia
(Trip Advisor Review - Gramercy Thrift & Vintage Shopping Day)

 


1/7/2016


“Thrift and Vintage Shopping”

My wife and I scheduled a tour with Suzanne and had a great day visiting thrift and vintage stores, my wife found HUGE bargains in every store we went with Suzanne, she knows the places to go.


Trip Advisor Member
(Trip Advisor Review - Gramercy Thrift & Vintage Shopping Day)

 


10/25/2015


Suzanne, the owner of ZTrend is awesome!!

My partner and I love SoHo, and wanted to spend a day "discovering" shops and eateries that we might miss on our own. After a pre-trip conversation with Suzanne, where she gained insights into our interests, she planned out and curated a perfect day. We wanted to focus on unique mens' clothing shops, home accessory shops, and anything related to chocolate candy, Suzanne met us for our day, shared our planned stops, and we were off the races. Amazing! I'm in NY frequently on business; a bit less frequently for fun visits, so exploring new places is always fun - "living like a local." Suzanne took us to some of the most unique shops (at any price point you want), places to food tasting, and some of the best chocolate shops we've visited in NY. Her attention to detail and planning and hospitality - both before your tour and during the tour itself - are amazing. If you like to explore as a couple, a family, or with a small group of friends, stay off the Greyhound Sightseeing busses and spend an afternoon or longer with Suzanne and ZTrend.

Phil C.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
(Trip Advisor Review - Custom Shopping Day)

 


5/8/2015


We just got back from a private tour with Suzanne around Nolita and Soho. It was definitely the highlight of our trip !
Suzanne planned the tour so it would fit my 16 year old daughter's expectations along with mine and brought us to really special shops along with delicious short stops for coffee , cupcakes and Devine chocolate.
I bought really beautiful items and enjoyed the details and info that Suzanne added about every shop  and artist/designer . The price zones etc were more or less according to our budget .
Highly recommended tour - looking forward to our next visit and tour!!!

Carrie M.
New York, NY
(Yelp Review)

 


9/17/2014


Excellent Must do the Gramercy Thrift Tour This was one of the best tours in NYC. Our guide was excellent, informative and professional. A must do. I'm a New Yorker and didn't know the treasures she knew.

Rindi K.
New York, NY
(Trip Advisor Review)

 


9/10/2014


The East Village Thrift/Vintage tour was a fabulous, unique experience.  Shopping is better when combined with a knowledgable guide like Sharri.  She seems to have relationships with all the shop owners, who were also very helpful and courteous.  Be prepared to visit a large number of shops to get a feel for the ones you'd like to revisit.  Several of the shops even had new, fair-trade clothing available.  It was an amazing day for someone looking for unique pieces.

Susan J.
Fort Worth, TX
(ZTrend Review)

 


7/5/2014


...and what a fun day it was!  Our guide was very personable and "knew here stuff!"
The next tour on our list is Williamsburg.

Thank you!

Sue and Barbara
Long Island, NY
(ZTrend Review)

 


6/4/2014


Sherry was wonderful, and met our group beforehand to get a sense of what we were looking for on our June 4 trip into the East Village. Her thorough knowledge of the stores, their inventory and the owners allowed for our afternoon to be tailored to our needs. We found some great buys, and ended the afternoon with a number of suggestions for shopping outside of our tour area. It was wonderful to spend some time with you, Sherri. Thank you so very much, hope to see you on another shopping adventure soon!

Best,

Kimberly G.
AZ, USA
(ZTrend Review)

 


5/11/2014


My mum and I were newcomers to NYC and we couldn't have had a better guide than Sherry to take us to the more hidden jewels of the SOHO shopping scene. Not only did we receive a well curated and insightful commentary of the boutiques, cafes and perfumeries that we frequented but we were given a glimpse of the historical evolution of retail in the area that allowed us to understand NYC and its colourful denizens better than we could have hoped by ourselves in the short period of time we had available.

Sherry is a bona fide NYC resident who has a great rapport with the small business owners of the area and a wealth of knowledge on the burgeoning international and local designers in the area. I appreciated the fact that i was getting genuine, authentic quality products with a narrative of its very own as it makes it all the more meaningful when i wear/use it.

My mum is not a shopper and she shopped! <applause>

Request Sherry if you would like a guide who is well informed, honest (she lets us know if the garment does not fit), attentive (she is all ears about where you'd like to go) and most of  all...fun.

Many thanks!

Kripa A. and Anita M.
Australia
(ZTrend Review)

 


4/17/2014


The tour was very worthwhile. Our guide was a wonderful! She inquired as to what we were interested in and provided a background regarding things to be aware of in Vintage/Thrift shops. Furthermore, Sherry was attentive to us in the shops in case we had any questions or to show us something. I especially appreciated the mapped listing of more Vintage shops on the Lower East Side she emailed the following day.

Anne M.
Toms River, NJ
(ZTrend Review)

 


2/20/2014


I can't say enough good things about my thrift/vintage shopping experience with Sherry. She was incredibly knowledgable and extremely helpful during the tour. I truly enjoyed her willingness to help me ascertain my shopping needs and her kind and friendly demeanor. I had a wonderful time and would recommend this shopping day to anyone interested in a New York thrift shopping experience.

Carla L.
Seattle, WA
(ZTrend Review)

 


1/4/2014


I arrived 30 min earlier at the beautiful Cafe were we met so I had breakfast, it was delicious. Then Sherie came in and, while waiting for my wife, we talked about what exactly we were going to. Once she got there, Sherie took us to different small boutiques full of original products, most of them made by independent designers, she always told us about the history and many interesting facts about the stores in our way. I even got a pair of nice boots fashioned by a Canadian designer.

It was one of the greatest experiences in my trip to NY; I had the chance to know more about the extraordinary Nolita and Soho neighborhoods that couldn’t have been possible without the advice and guidance of Sherie. I highly recommend this tour to the people that are not interested in just shopping the kind of stuff that you find at Macy’s.

Alberto C.
Mexico City, Mexico
(ZTrend Review)

 


12/21/2013


We surely shopped with the best! Sherry took us up and down the streets of SoHo & NoLita in the true Christmas spirit between jingle and merry! Stopping in trendy, elegant and edible boutiques made our season sparkle. Her energy, knowledge and sincere praise for designers, artists and vendors prove real like New York map grids from A to Z!

Linda L.
New York, NY
(ZTrend Review)

 


11/11/2013


My sister and I took the Soho shopping tour with Sherry. Sherry took us to quite a few stores.  She really knew her way around Soho and where to go. We had so much fun! Great way to spend a Sat afternoon.

Myra L.
Westport, CT
(Yelp Review)

 


11/11/2013


My sister Myra and I really enjoyed your NoLIta and Soho shopping tour on November 2nd. Even though I am a native New Yorker this is an area I am really not familiar with. I was given an overview of the area and of the stores and art markets around. Our guide knew the area and gave us an inkling of the stores before we went in. I like that we saw a variety of different types of boutiques and took our needs into account. I would definitely recommend this shopping tour to people.

Elaine L.
Westport, CT
(ZTrend Review)

 


10/29/2013


My ZTrend shopping tour was fantastic. I met Sherry in the morning, and despite being the only person scheduled on the tour, it still ran! On the fly, she had tailored the a perfect shopping to my requests and as we bounced from boutique to boutique, it was evident that Sherry knew shopping. The day was the ultimate shopping experience, with a stop for delicious cupcakes made using fresh dairy (hormone and antibiotic free) from upstate New York. At the end of the day, I had several quality purchases and Sherry even included a list of other boutiques that might be of interest to me.

Asha B.
Melbourne, Victoria
(ZTrend Review)

 


10/26/2013


I had the great pleasure of a private afternoon of focused shopping with Sherry. She is very knowledgable about finding original and unique items that you would think of when reflecting on New York Style. She is a, personal shopper, stylist and sees the beauty in everything. Very enjoyable and memorable afternoon!

This could be ideal for a bridal shower or a nice time with girlfriend while soaking in the small boutiques of the city.

Latha S.
New York, NY
(ZTrend Review)

 


4/8/2013


Sherry made me feel at ease from the moment we met and conveyed such enthusiasm for the tour ahead. Her experience and expertise with the best boutiques in the Nolita and the surrounding districts meant that she was able to tailor the shopping day to my needs, as well as be able to suggest some of her favourite stores. My timing and financial constraints were also taken into consideration, and we discussed that the purpose of the trip would most likely be one where I'd become educated about the types of stores available in the area and then return on a later date at my own leisurely pace. As such, the tour felt both prepared as well as flexible.

Each store we went to, Sherry made sure to provide an overview of the types of items available, pricing and what the shop assistants were like. She also made sure to grab a business card from each store and mark the number on the map so I would be able to locate it should I wish to return. Her passion for fashion and the best high-end boutiques was loud and clear through how she descibes the clothes and businesses. The fact the originally planned 3 hour shopping day turned into a 6 hour saunter was testament to this! It was also clear Sherry had built a great rapport with so many of the store owners, which is testament to how long and how effectively she has been in this business. You will soon discover that the service ZTrend provides is one that is far superior to its competitors.

I found the shopping day successful (as I walked away with the most gorgeous fedora hat I will treasure for quite a while!) and most importantly enjoyable - Sherry's knowledge and upbeat attitude meant that the day was laden with witty personal anecdotes. I had such a delightful day and felt I learned so much more about the NoLIta shopping district in New York, and I'm confident YOU will too! Thanks Sherry!

Vanessa B.
London, England
(ZTrend Review)

 


2/10/2013


I had such a great time with Sherry shopping! She is so passionate about shopping, quality pieces and the different styles these great designers have to offer. Sherry quickly determined exactly what my style is and knew where to take me. She went above and beyond my expectations because not only did we go to clothing stores but gift shops, chocolatiers and she pointed out great places to eat. Her knowledge of Manhattan is fabulous! I felt so comfortable like I'd know her a long time because Sherry is so easy to talk to. I would highly recommend ZTrend for the serious shoppers and those who want to absorb the culture and atmosphere of NYC.

Jodie T.
Bisbane Queensland, Australia
(Yelp Review)

 


2/5/2013


The Guided Shopping day was awesome! My 3 au pair friends and I met Sherie at the Cafe and then the shopping tour started. All the shops were very unique! I live in Connecticut since one year but I haven't really payed attention to SoHo and Little Italy so this was perfect. I wouldn't have gone to all that nice little shops if Sherie wouldn't have shown us where to shop and where are the best sales. My favorite shops were the jammies shop and the really good smelling French perfume shop. Also the last store, a chocolate shop, was delicious! I never have had noticed that shops at all if I wouldn't have been on that shopping day! Thank you so much!

Julia S.
CT
(ZTrend Review)

 


1/27/2013


Sherry is an extraordinary shopping guide. I met my 21 year old niece in NYC for a weekend and wanted to give her a unique and different experience. Sherry nailed it. As a 50 year old retired military guy, I didn't have a clue. As a 21 year old florida girl, my niece had never been to the "big city". We met Sherry at a small cafe in SoHo and the rest of the afternoon was a blast. We were made to feel very comfortable and never pressured to buy a thing. It was like daughter and aunt out for an afternoon of window shopping and I was along for the walk. Even so Sherry was enjoyable company for me as well. Sherry educated us in fashion, boutique shopping and lower manhatten in general. The time with Sherry was well spent, Much more enjoyable than the crowds in Times Square. As a success coach, I encouraged her to diversify her market. What a great way for a bridal party to spend an afternoon before hitting the town. Convetion goers get away from times square and enjoy an afternoon with Sherry. Outstanding!

Anthony T.
Hokendauqua, PA
(Yelp Review)

 


1/13/2013


Why was our shopping Tour to the Lower East Village so fabulous? We had one week in New York and we planned to see and do as much as possible. Our tour was tailored to my daughter's specific style and our budget. Clothing for my daughter was a high priority on the list because we are from Mississippi, and we live in a very rural area where unique clothing is difficult to find. Our tour guide assessed my daughter's fashion style, her clothing interest, and monetary budget, and instantly came up with a neighborhood and a plan of stores she couldn't wait to show us. She explained the shops we would visit, the type of clothing we would likely find, and the area we would be visiting. We were guided to a vast array of clothing stores. We started out in a small owner operated business where hand sewn blouses and tailored lined skirts in vibrant colors with complimentary colored linings covered the walls; where the owners find what you're interested in and then bring you various articles and appropriate sizes to try on so that you do not have to spend time looking, all the while carrying on a free flowing conversation with each of us. The clothing was inexpensive and beautiful. As we continued on our walking tours we went to consignment stores where our tour guide would help hand pick articles of clothing for my daughter. Her sense of my daughter's style was spot-on. She was also able to tell us when something was just too expensive and could be found elsewhere for less. We spent four fabulous hours, and found an entire wardrobe for my daughter. Yes, this was a shopping tour, but we got so much more. As we walked around the Lower East Village, our guide pointed-out and gave us a well versed history of the area. At the beginning of our trip our guide gave us a beautiful hand made business card holder and at each store we visited she asked for a business card and gave one to my daughter to keep so when we visit New York in the future we will know where to go. Our guide was funny, smart, knowledgeable, had a great fashion sense, and excellent report with my seventeen year old and myself. It is one of the best things we did in New York; and we did a lot.

Leaf G.
Brooksville, MS
(Yelp Review)

 


8/12/2012


I visited New York from Berkeley, California in the beginning of June to blog about vintage and consignment shops in the city.  My blog is called Toni’s Vintage Trips and you can find it at tonisvintagetrips.blogspot.com.  I had an agenda before I arrived, but the ZTrend vintage shopping tour was a delightful surprise.  My sister and I met Sherry at a very cute cupcake shop/café in SoHo and spent the first 45 minutes or so planning out our shopping adventure and getting to know each other over wonderful coffee and pastery.  Then we headed through the teeming shopping district to our first stop, Allan & Suzi home of retro and modern fashion (237 Center St., New York, NY, www.allanandsuzi.net).  Since it was morning and the store was just opening, we had a chance to chat with Allan who is a most interesting person.  His store was large and full of vintage and modern clothing on the outrageous level, including a hand-painted wedding dress hanging from the ceiling.

After our visit to Allan & Suzi, we stopped by Amarcord Vintage Fashion (252 Lafayette St., between Price & Spring, New York, NY, amarcordvintagefashion.com).  The sales rep behind the counter used to work at Labels in Walnut Creek, so I had a Bay Area connection with this store.  Traveling down Prince Street, we stopped in at Ina (21 Prince St., New York, NY, www.inanyc.com), a small boutique with some beautiful designer clothes and shoes.  It was too expensive for me, but I enjoyed photographing individual items.  Next stop was Housing Works (130 Crosby St., New York, NY) a vintage clothes and thrift shop that had a little bit of everything, including furniture and books.  Proceeds from this store go towards fighting HIV/AIDS and homelessness, so I felt good buying something here.  I bought a beautiful vintage fur muff for only $15.

We also visited an amazing perfume shop and I am still enjoying mine (Acqua Di Colonia) as well as several other shops.  One was up some stairs and very hidden from the street.  If it hadn’t been for ZTrend, I never would have had noticed it or had such an intimate shopping experience in SoHo.  I would definitely book another shopping tour with ZTrend and plan to have Sherry take me to the East Village the next time I visit New York, which I hope is soon.

Toni C.
Los Angeles, CA
(ZTrend Review)

 


6/15/2012


Came to New York and met our tour guide at a cool little bar on the Upper East Side. She wanted us to specify our retro desires, making us cognizant of the refinements between thrift, funk, artsy, vintage, haute couture, etc. Having mapped the perfect tour for us in SoHo and NoLita, she brought us to places we never could have found or recognized on our own. ZTrend's greatest strength is the versatility and cheerful ease with which we passed through stores, stairwells, and parts of New York City unknown to most of the locals. Knowing so many of the shop owners and street artists made us feel like we were really in the know. It was icing on the cake when we sat for late lunch in a 1922 landmark tavern.

Kathryn W.
Los Angeles, CA
(Yelp Review)

 


12/19/2012


My husband and I visited NYC in November and in preparation for Christmas, I wanted to do some lite shopping.  But where to go??  I have Macy's and Bloomingdale's in my hometown - it seemed a shame to shop at the same old stores during my limited time in NY.  Enter Sherry!  I found Sherry on the internet, and signed up for her SoHo - NoLita tour.  What a find!!  As others have said, there was no pressure to buy anything.  She is adorable, knowledgeable, experienced and intuitive about our need for a break now and then.  We never could have found the adorable (some pretty well hidden) shops with a wide array of offerings without her help and guidance.  While she is quite willing to tailor the expedition to your interests, we were clueless.  Nonetheless, she managed to make our experience a delight and one of the most memorable days of our trip.  I highly recommend Sherry to anyone who is looking for a fun-filled day in a trendy (and otherwise intimidating) NY neighborhood.   You won't be sorry!

Ann C.
Nanjemoy, MD
(Yelp Review)

 


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