Some brands of handbags available in the Garment District in New York City include Brahmin, Coach, Cole-Hahn, Gucci and Fendi. Brands by designers such as Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors and Vince Camuto are also available in this area.
The garment district of New York City encompasses an area of approximately one square mile between Fifth and Ninth Avenues from 34th Street to 42nd Street. Retailers such as Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, J.C. Penney, H & M, and Forever 21 have flagship stores in this area and designers such as Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Liz Claiborne, Nicole Miller and Oscar de la Renta have showrooms and warehouses in this district. There are also Chanel, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Saks 5th Avenue stores within a few blocks.
There are also numerous trunk sales, sample sales and special locations where designers, retailers and wholesalers sell handbags at various times of the year for limited amounts of time, sometimes as little as a day or a week. These events are often closely guarded secrets and require shoppers to have invitations, which only a small number of customers receive. Designers may also advertise these sales using handbills passed out along the street, emails, or announcements on social media sites.