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Garment District, New York City

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The Garment District, also known as the Garment Center, the Fashion District, or the Fashion Center, is a neighborhood located in the Manhattan borough of New York City. The dense concentration of fashion-related uses give the neighborhood its name. The neighborhood, less than 1mi2, is generally considered to lie between Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue, from 34th to 42nd Streets.The neighborhood is home to many of New York City's showrooms and to numerous major fashion labels, and caters to all aspects of the fashion process from design and production to wholesale selling. The Garment District has been known since the early 20th century as the center for fashion manufacturing and fashion design in the United States, and even the world; no other city has a comparable concentration of fashion businesses and talent in a single district.Role in fashionWith $9 billion in annual sales in 2011, New York City is the United States' top "global fashion city." The core of the industry is Manhattan's Garment District, where the majority of the city's major fashion labels operate showrooms and execute the fashion process from design and production to wholesaling. No other city has a comparable concentration of fashion businesses and talent in a single district.The Garment District is home to a number of well-known designers, their production facilities, warehouses, showrooms, and suppliers of fabric and materials. Many in the industry allege that this dense concentration of talent, entrepreneurship and supply stores functions like an ecosystem in which each of the parts help sustain the whole. Major fashion labels such as Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Liz Claiborne, Nicole Miller, and Andrew Marc have showrooms, production facilities, or support offices located in the Garment District.
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  • Many stores are concentrated in the area between Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue, many fashion-related. Interesting!
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  • In this fashion district of NYC with terrific sculptures evocative of its history and the people who made their livelihoods sewing, here's the racks of clothes moving alongside people jostling for spa...  more »
  • There is a tour called Garment District Special Access Tour and its about $60 a person. I booked this tour thinking it would be a fabric tour with historical facts about the garment district, but its ...  more »
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