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Seek New York Offers Fifth Avenue Fashion History Walking Tour
Seek New York LLC offers a guided historical walking tour of New York City's Fifth Avenue and the 34th Street shopping district.
The Fashion on Fifth Avenue tour is a tour of the famous shopping destination designed for both tourists and locals who are interested in the evolution of New York City’s most fashionable street, from its days as a mansion-lined residential neighborhood to garment manufacturing lofts to department store shopping mecca. The tour is ideal for anyone interested in both fashion and New York City history.
This Fifth Avenue walking tour focuses on the history of fashion and shopping along New York City's Fifth Avenue, as well as department stores in the neighboring 34th Street shopping district. Highlights of this Fifth Avenue tour include history of famous New York City department stores like Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman, as well as less famous stores (Altman's, Gimbel's, Bonwit Teller) which are now just relics of the past. Fifth Avenue walking tour participants will also see famous New York City architectural landmarks, Fifth Avenue TV/movie filming locations (from Sex and the City, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Gossip Girl, and many more) and history and trivia about the street itself. The Fashion on Fifth Avenue tour is led by a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide with expertise in the history of the city's department stores and shopping districts.
Seek's Fifth Avenue Fashion tour is offered as both a public group walking tour and a custom private tour. Public Fifth Avenue tours are held on select weekdays and Sundays throughout the summer travel season, with tours available at various times of the day. (Seek even offers a Monday evening tour for tourists looking for entertainment on the night when most Broadway shows are "dark" for the evening.) Public Fifth Avenue Fashion tours cost $35/person and last for approximately two hours. Group size is limited to twelve participants to guarantee a personalized experience for each tour customer.
A private Fifth Avenue Fashion tour can also be designed for those who would prefer a more unique New York City tour experience. Private Fifth Avenue tours include a custom itinerary and can contain all history, all shopping, or a mix of historical information and hands-on shopping in the most fashionable shops along Fifth Avenue. All private Fifth Avenue tours are led by licensed New York City Sightseeing Guides, with shopping-specific tours led by tour guides who are also fashion industry professionals. Private tours start at $180/group and are customized to fit the needs and interests of tour group members. Tours available from two hours to a full day.
Tickets to Seek's public Fifth Avenue Fashion Tours may be purchased online by visiting the public tour booking page (http://www.seeknewyorktours.com/
In addition to Fifth Avenue tours, Seek also offers fashion history tours of the Garment District and the Ladies' Mile Historic District. A full schedule of shopping-specific tours (including Vintage Clothing, Bargain Hunting, Makeup & Accessories, SoHo Shopping, and more) are also offered during the summer months. Early booking is recommended for best availability.