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Garment District, New York City

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3.7/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
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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  • We went at 10:30 on Saturday morning and many shops were unfortunately closed for the weekend, but we were still able to find plenty of fabric at several stores. Know what you want before you go, beca...  read more »
  • This is a perfect district to explore NYC. The Empire State Building, Broadway, Times Square are all within walking disances! There are several hotels, shops, restaurants as well. It was a good idea t...  read more »
  • Some call it Fashion District because of the high concentration of shops and workshops for the production of clothing both wholesale and retail. You can find assortments of fabrics, lace, buttons. Nothing special if you are lovers of this genre.
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