We had a great time. She has been talking about it all afternoon. I will keep your info, and when I come back with my girlfriends we will do another shopping tour.Kim, North Carolina
Thank you for such a great shopping day.It was fun trying on new things, and thanks for helping me discover new French brands too.Tanya, California
Thanks so much. We had a great day and she enjoys everything.Amy, Michigan
Thanks so much for accompanying me today. I had a blast.Marilyn, Florida
Thank you. We had a good time. Huge success. It was fun spending time with you.Ene, Connecticut
We had a wonderful time. Just made back to the hotel. Rain got us at the last minute. Thank you for everything!! Thank you again for showing us around and for the great pictures. We will let you know when we are back in The City!!!Johnetta, Atlanta
Thank you. Denim was so fun. Thank you!Katie, Maryland
Tay and I had such a fun time shopping with you. Thank you for all the Paris information. We'll be sure to visit those places. I'll share your contact information with friends who plan to shop in NYC, and we will definitely see you the next time we are here.Jackie, Minnesota
Thank you for the day. We enjoyed it.We are having a cocktail now.Jennifer, Houston
It was great meeting you. We really enjoyed it.Martha, Texas
Thanks Barbara! It was great meeting you and we had a great time shopping and walking around SOHO. Very much appreciate it!Chris
The kids loved their gifts. My son wore the shirt and my daughter was thrilled with the vintage clothes.Kylie, Australia
It has been a whirlwind since our trip from NY. My daughter and I are thoroughly enjoying wearing our new finds! I have already worn the black leather pants and several of the sweaters. We definitely hope to return to NY soon. I’ll be in touch!Tonya, South Carolina
Thanks again for all your help, the shopping was a highlight of their trip.Sarah, Riyadh
She got the shoes she wanted and loved the store. She seemed to have more confidence in wearing things that she initially thought were too short. Thanks again for a great shopping experience.Marianne, Maryland
This sounds so great. I’m sure it’s going to go fast. Thank you Barbara. Namastacy.Pilar, Washington
She did and thank you!! We had a great time.Shelley, Texas
Mission accomplished. We are all dressed in something new. Having a cocktail before our show. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.Ann, New York
Thank you so much for a great experience.Anisya, California
Thanks, that's so nice.Nadja, Germany
She is very happy with her outfit and had a great experience.Steven, Hong Kong
Thanks for yesterday it was brilliant. Lisa really enjoyed it and felt very spoilt! ALC emailed last night confirming everything (very professional). Thanks again for everything and next time we are in NYC let’s have a glass of wine.Bob and Lisa, England
We had a wonderful time. Truly!!Lynn, Alabama
Thanks for the photos and thank you again for meeting with us during our stay, we appreciate it.Carolyn, Canada
Thanks again for your expertise. We had a great timeBrad, New York
I had a blast. Thank you for a great day.Judi , Minnesota
Thank you for being with us today.Jennifer, Germany
Overall, with the shoes, I feel like it's a great haul. Thank you so much for your help. You did a great job.Robin, California
Thanks again for all of your help.Renee, Pennsylvania
We had such an amazing time!! Thank you for everything!! Hopefully we will be back soon 🙂Marisa, Los Angeles
Thank you for the day. We enjoyed it. Having a cocktail now.Jennifer, Texas
I wanted to get as much shopping as possible :). Thank you for everything.Judith, Minnesota
We had a wonderful time. Truly!!!Lynn, Alabama
I had a great time! Thanks for taking me to all those places.
Thank you Barbara, we had fun shopping with you today. Thanks for your help, and for accomdating us on such short notice.Ariel, Long Island, New York
Thank you so much for today. My family and I really enjoyed it.Kerisa, South Africa
These pictures are great!! Thank you so much!!
We had a great time. Thank you again.
I bought some non-standard stuff.!!Tatiana, Germany
I treated my granddaughter to a shopping tour for her 14th birthday. Barbara provided us with an unforgettable experience in New York, tailored just for us. She knew exactly the kind of stores that would appeal to a young teen, and took us to stores I never would have found on my own. She provided us with a map of the Soho area with stores marked, so that we could go to some we didn’t have time for on our tour and so that we could return to some of our favorites. She made suggestions and picked out things she thought my granddaughter would like, as well as gave her shopping tips. My granddaughter said she learned a lot and we both had a great time. I would highly recommend a shopping tour with Barbara.Marianne, Maryland
Thank you for your guidance on our New York shopping spree. You were a blessing to us.Peggy, Dallas TX
You provided such a wonderful experience that was just the highlight of our trip. My Mom will be so excited I have finally slowed down enough to check my personal email so she can get these websites. Thank you so much for your time.Pamela, Mississippi
Thinking of the fabulous day I had with you. Thank you so much.Sharon, South Africa
It was so nice meeting you in New York. Thank you so much for all your help. Your tour was very informative and we were able to purchase all fabrics I needed for my project.Melissa, Canada
Thank you for taking me around to such great places last week. I came back to Tokyo yesterday, and I have just unpacked, and I realize how fabulous the clothes I got in New York are. There was nothing like that “city style” in my closet. And, those were exactly what I wanted.T.C., Tokyo Japan
Oh my goodness!!! You made my day!!!Cassaundra, California
I am so thrilled with Barbara! I had two lovely young cousins visiting from Ireland who wanted to shop “the most hip places in NYC. As I did not have the time, nor did I know where to go, I gave them the gift of a shopping tour with Barbara. It was a grand success! She took them to Greenpoint, and the vintage, consignment, and lifestyle stores were so a hit. I swear that they had to buy a new suitcase. I will definitely do this with all my myriad relations who visit New York.Catchia, New York City
I spent the afternoon with Barbara walking and shopping all through the East Village and Soho and I was amazed how many chic stores and designers we visited that were all new to me. I would recommend a NYC shopping tour to anyone-even a New Yorker like myself. There are so many unique shops to discover. Barbara has wonderful taste and is very knowledgeable- a perfect guide for shopping in NYC!Gillian, New York City
Despite being American, I am a successful, highly respected London-based fashion and lifestyle journalist. About a year ago I heard about Barbara’s NYC shopping tours when it was first launched. I then went on to interview Barbara via telephone and email, and wrote a piece about the shopping tour that appeared as the lead story in a glossy, up-market, widely distributed, bi-monthly, print and online UK-based business publication titled ‘BL’ aka ‘BusinessLife.Co’.
I am the Fashion and Lifestyle Editor, and my section is called The Agenda. We had an excellent response to the piece from the magazine’s readers. So as a high school graduation present to my fashion crazy great grand niece who lives in North Carolina prior to her going on to university, I treated her to a weekend in New York and one of Barbara’s specialist VIP fashion tours. Barbara walked the kid off her feet! She was totally over the moon both with Barbara and the whole ‘shop till you drop’ experience. She particularly liked the cool, on-trend, offbeat shops Barbara took her to in the Williamsburg section. I didn’t know that fashion existed in that neck of the New York woods! Anyone can direct you to Saks Fifth Avenue or Bloomingdales, but Barbara knows the one-off shops and cool designer stores that no one else is likely to know about let alone be able to find! You certainly won’t find Barbara’s precious little gems in any run of the mill shopping guide to the Big Apple, that’s for sure! My niece also loved the trendy shops in SoHo and NoHo, not to mention the secret designer discount stores in NYC that only the In-Crowd know about. And Barbara is most definitely in with the In-Crowd! Despite being a madly exhausting day for Madeline, she loved every single nano-second of the tour.
Another feature of this unique tour that I doubt you will get anywhere else is that Barbara – who is also a successful fashion designer in her own right – will not only act as your shopping guide for the day, she will also act as your personal stylist. Having given Barbara some idea of her shopping budget, she was able to suggest things to Madeline that she thought were real bargains or that she felt would suit her, and she commented on every single item that was tried on. In addition to knowing her stuff where fashion is concerned, Barbara is equally knowledgeable on art, architecture and what’s happening culture-wise in the city. Oh, and she also filled Madeline in on the best, cheapest and trendiest restaurants, bars and clubs on the scene.
This really was a unique hugely memorable experience for my niece. So whether you are after cut-price designer gear, street cred clobber, or high fashion labels, Barbara’s shopping tours really do cover it all. From what I know about Barbara’s shopping tours and what my niece reported back to me, both of us cannot recommend the service enough!Thom, London England
I went on a four hour shopping spree all over Soho. I went to places I had never heard of, and I know Soho. Every place was geared to the things I was looking for, and at the price points I wanted. I also learned about some amazing designers I had never known about. I ended up buying really seminal pieces for great prices. Barbara was helpful in working with me on styling my look. We took notes on things I plan to go back to and revisit.
The excursion was a real learning experience and my tour guide wasn’t just informative about clothes. I had a great time Barbara knows a lot great clothing neighborhoods and a keen eye for street art and architecture along the way. Boy did I have a really great day. I will absolutely do this again. I felt like a VIP.Leslie, New York City
Our Garment district tour was a fun and productive experience. My wife told Barbara that we were looking for a specific type of fabric. She took us to many stores that carried the type of prints we were looking for. We bought them, and Barbara arranged to have them shipped to us. While we were going from shop to shop to compare prints Barbara asked us to poke our heads into many different stores offering an amazing variety of trims, ribbons, buttons, and so much else. The next time we are in New York we will absolutely take another shopping tour with Barbara – this time for clothing – as there is so much available in New York. It’s an Aladdin’s Cave, and we would never be able to find on our own all the off-the-beaten-track stores that she knows!Paul, Kingston, Jamaica
I no longer live in New York, and on a recent trip I asked Barbara to give me her private tour of the best of Soho. What a day! Barbara knew the entire landscape, from the high end to the very affordable, including hidden gems not visible from the street. And throughout the tour, Barbara always had some insider information on the designers or stores, whether emerging or fading, which is always critical in the changing world of fashion. Her styling advice was on point. Next time I’m in New York, Soho and Noho will be my first shopping destinations – and hopefully with Barbara again. As it will be so much more fun.Chris, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
I am a designer from Spain. While in N.Y. I took Barbara’s tour to see what the fashion district had to offer. It was the most inspiring and productive part of my trip. She knows the area in depth; from places where they can embroider any design on fabric and leather, to a shop where they had all sorts of art and fashion magazines from around the world and in between; feathers, ribbons, buttons, cording, sequins, glitter, beads and of course fabrics. I found some fabric but needed some follow up and Barbara took care of it efficiently and fast. I recommend this tour to all designers and fashion students.Oriente, Vigo, Spain
As an ex New Yorker and now an x pat, living between France and Austria. Directing a major French fashion label, I’ve shopped New York countless times. Since I realize that there is always something new and different, I explained to Barbara what I was looking forward to finding on our trip to New York. My team and I were taken on a specially designed shopping tour of Williamsburg. We went to many cool shops off the beaten path that I never would have found on my own. Barbara understood exactly what we were looking for and created a very fun and productive shopping experience. The Tour was focused and saved us so much time and energy. We loved Williamsburg and its vibe, and only wish we could have had hours more to explore the area with Barbara.
I highly highly recommend it! Amazing shopping experience!Michelle, Paris, France