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No Sex and the City tour would be complete without a day of shopping. But with so many choices, how do you get to the stores you’ll really love? Why not hire a guide? Carrie at StyleGuideNYCTours.com has all of the great neighborhoods covered. From the Meatpacking District (read: Sam’s ‘hood) to Uptown (Charlotte’s shopping mecca), she’s planned it all. Whether you’re looking for Versace or vintage, Carrie can help. She is a former magazine editor and local fashionista. Hire her, and you’ll have your own personal New York stylist.
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"The big stores on Fifth Avenue are well known, but the small boutiques are more fun. Find them with a personal shpping counsellor, such as Carrie Gjermundsen. This fashion editor takes you on a four-hour tour of shops, boutiques and cafes."
Hi Carrie, Miss you already, the trip was one of the best to NYC ever and I can't wait
to get back there for more shopping. You certainly opened my eyes to where to
shop and what to look for.
My designer is Emmett McCarthy now and next Tuesday will be my first
training class in my new position and with most definetly wear the French Denin
Shopping with you was like an afternoon with my girlfriends, except you
knew where to go and what suited both Maddie and myself. With our two diverse
sizes and styles Carrie you knew exactly where to go for the best
offerings. Regards, Valda
A huge thank you for the brilliant personal shopping tour you organised for us – it was one of the highlights of our week in New York celebrating my daughter’s 18th birthday. Your knowledge and expertise revealed some hidden treasures – places off the tourist trail that felt like the ‘real’ New York City. What really impressed me was the way you gauged the styles and preferences of my daughter and son, giving them plenty of choices – they had great fun and were keen to go back to several of the shops and bought some fabulous things. I would really recommend anyone wanting some ‘inside’ help getting to the heart of shopping in NYC to get in touch with you – they won’t regret it.With very best wishes, Cheryl, Bristol, UK
It was great to meet you & spend the afternoon finding lots of exciting
shops - you really helped us to get our bearings in the area and gave us lots of
ideas & options that we would never have found without you. We returned
twice before the end of our stay and bought some great things ! And I loved the
jewellery shops we saw - I've been on Jill Platner's website a few times.I will pass on your details to any friends heading to NYC. With kind regards, Cheryl
I had a great time with you. We were exausted after we arrived at the hotel. We went to the 5 ninth restaurant and we loved it. I wish I would have had more time to spend with you, just the both of us would have been fun.
Remember that if you ever visit Spain, you have a place to stay and I will tour you arround (I wont be as good as you though...).Here I am sending you a picture of both of us for the record.
Sending you a big hug from Spain, Eugenia
"We had the perfect customized tour with
you. Thank you so much for taking us to those great shops and telling
us the history of each one of the hot neighbourhoods of NYC. There
should be one like you in every city in the world"- Eugenia, Spain
I have just returned home and wanted to thank you for
showing me around New York. I managed to get back to some of the areas you
showed me and brought a few more items. Actually my suitcase was extremely
overweight. I wish I had more time.
To top off the Saturday a friend and I ended up having
drinks with an Australian designer, Wayne Cooper. I felt very well informed when
he asked me which shops I had visited. As we walked around the meatpacking
district that evening I pointed out the designers that you took me too. Thanks
for making me socially informed, phew!
All the very best with your business and I will be
sure to recommend you to others that would like the same experience.
Regards, Yvonne , Australia
I'm now back in London but thought I would let you know we had a good
return trip to the shops. Farah and I purchased items from Charlotte Ronson,
WESC, Coclico and Wink so will enjoy wearing those over the summer. Paul also
bought three items from the men's store you showed him on Spring Street - I'm
very pleased about that as it is really hard to get him to buy new clothes
Thanks again - we really enjoyed our shopping and it is great to have items
that can't be found in London. Alison
Just a quick note to say thanks very much for the tour in NY on Friday! We all enjoyed wandering the shops in the Soho/Nolita area.
We’re all happy with our purchases, and could not possibly have figured out which stores to go in without your help! We’ll have to go back another time to see more of the stores… there’s never enough time to see all in one weekend!
With warm regards, Janet - Canada
"We were thrilled to get Carrie/Style Guide as a Christmas gift from our family before our trip to New York. She showed us around the less touristy areas and helped us to find great smaller shops to help meet our complex and demanding shopping needs! She is friendly, interesting person and we would definitely recommend her to British friends as she effortless bridges the Atlantic divide."
Emma R.- Garden Designer & Writer - London
Isabella and I were so pleased with the boutiques and cafes that you took us to see. We would otherwise not have known about, led us through great neighborhoods so we could look about and not bury our noses in a street map, felt safe in my surroundings - important with my 11 yr. old daughter with me. You are a gentle, flexible and inquisitive spirit which made the tour enjoyable..
Sara M, Minneapolis, MN
Walt and I had a fabulous time in NYC. Having you as a tour guide made our shopping trip much more fun and easy. In fact, you were so helpful in taking us to so many stores we fell in love with, that we are planning another trip to NYC. It was also really interesting to hear about the historical part of NYC which we didn't expect but made us fall in love even more. I would recommend this tour to all of my friends!! Your tour helped us navigate where in NYC we wanted to go and where we plan to go on our next trip.
Thanks so much,
Autum and Walt; Pittsburg, PA