Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, New York City’s Garment District has an incredible history and is known as the home to many of the world’s top fashion designers, showrooms, and major fashion labels and boutique brands in NYC. The Garment District is just south of the Theater District, as well as Time Square. Surrounded by iconic architecture, the Fashion District is also home to MACY’s and Harold Square.

New York City built it’s reputation as the fashion capital of the world from the inspiration created within this neighborhood. It is also known as the Garment Center, the Fashion District, or the Fashion Center and is the axis of which NYC has built this reputation as being the world’s greatest fashion capital. The area has been protected by strict zoning laws since 1987. Encompassing the streets between 35th Street and 40th Street, and the avenues between Broadway and Ninth, the Garment District is a special part of Manhattan and the home of New York Creators.

New York Fashion Creators and the Garment District

Spotlighting the New York Fashion Creators of the Garment District. There are many great fashion designers who call NYC’s Garment District home. New York City is home to an estimate of 28 percent of the nation’s fashion designers. As the center of all major aspects of the fashion process, from concept, design and to production and manufacturing, the Garment District is New York City’s axis for fashion and apparel.

A History of Fashion

With nearly two centuries of history, the Garment District and the fashion industry have been very closely connected. In the late 19th century, NYC was the major capital for clothes manufacturing and the majority of the work was done in the garment district. Because New York was the largest textile storage site in the country, the garment industry exploded with the invention of the sewing machine.

The Future of the Garment District

The future of the Garment District is looking bright as the regrowth of the district takes place.

Restaurants in the Garment District

Liberty Bagels Midtown
Black Iron Burger
Casa Nona
Luke’s Lobster
Parker & Quinn
Ben’s Kosher
El Sobroso

Hotels in the Garment District

The Crowne Plaza Hudson Yards 36 is technically in the Garment District and offers a beautiful hotel.

The New Yorker
TRYP New York City
Hotel Pennsylvania
Renaissance New York City
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Four Points by Sheraton
Courtyard by Marriot
Regency Inn and Suites
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Even Hotel
Manhattan Broadway

District Hotel New York City

Garment District Real Estate

Garment District real estate continues to grow and in 2018 the Garment District real estate ranked some of the best in NYC and with the new rezoning laws that took effect in 2019, we will see great changes for the Garment District. In the attempt to preserve what was once an important engine of the city’s fashion manufacturing world, the city put out a comprehensive plan in June 2018 to help with the area’s preservation. New York City has created a multi-pronged approach to several zoning changes, and looks to RFEI to anchor fashion manufacturing space in the neighborhood.

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