Within its small, contained borders between 5th Avenue and 9th Avenue, New York City’s Garment District has the highest concentration of fashion-related businesses, offices, showrooms, events, and talent in the world. Designing greats including Diane Von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, and Donna Karen earned their start here and continue to maintain offices, facilities, and/or showrooms in the Garment District.
The Garment District is decorated with fashion-related art and monuments such as the Needle Threading a Button statue, the Garment Worker bronze statue, and the Fashion Walk of Fame, a trail of 26 pewter plaques commemorating designing greats. Travel through shops such as M&J Trimming, Mood Designer Fabrics, or visit Midtown Comics where you’ll find all things comic book. Take a guided tour to receive trade-only access to shops and showrooms.
Restaurants, bars, cafes, and clubs round out the district to make this a fun and inviting area. 5th Avenue and its abundant array of stores are only steps away, as is Madison Square Garden, Madame Tussauds, and the Empire State Building.
Whether you are an avid quilter, dressmaker, an aspiring designer, a closet enthusiast, or a fashion aficionado with a passion for clothes and accessories, a pilgrimage to Manhattan’s historic and monumental district is a must.