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New York
Basic price from
3 nights accom. & travel  for 30 students and 3 staff

Fashion & Textiles in New York

Fashion & Textile student trips to
New York

One of the world's four great fashion hot houses, New York is a fabulously inspirational place for Fashion and Textile students to visit on an educational trip.

NYC has an intense community of design studios, production workshops, wholesale warehouses, retail outlets, boutiques and education institutions. The European trio of London, Milan and Paris each has their own claim to superiority, but New York brings a uniquely North American flavour to its fashion culture.

There is a range of specialist excursions chosen by Equity for students on a college or university trip to New York. These include walking the streets of the fashion district to learn the insider secrets of the textile buyers, pattern-makers, designers, graders, workshops and showrooms.

On a visit to The Museum at FIT, students can see garments and accessories from its permanent collection of 50,000 pieces from the 18th century to the present.

Students also have the opportunity to visit the Woodbury Common Designer Outlet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and take a special fashion tour at Macy's, one of the largest department stores in the world.


Suggested Itinerary



New York Accommodation - West Side YMCA

West Side YMCA

  • Just off Central Park
  • Swimming Pool

The West Side YMCA Hostel is located just off Central Park West, close to the Lincoln Centre, Broadway and Carnegie Hall.

Location: Moments away from well known landmarks including Central Park, Lincoln Centre and Broadway, public transport is within reach too.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, full gym facilities, pool, housekeeping, 24 hour reception and security.

Accommodation: Single and double rooms available to staff, double rooms (bunks) for students. Same sex bathroom facilities located on each floor.

Meals: In house restaurant, meals in local restaurants can also be provided.

New York Accommodation - Comfort Inn Chelsea

Comfort Inn Chelsea

  • Trendy Chelsea location
  • Basic, yet well equipped and comfortable

This hotel is located within the fashionable Chelsea area of Manhattan. Providing a view of the Empire State Building.

Location: Walking distance from Penn Station, Port Authority of New York, and 23rd Street Station. Numerous sites such as Chinatown, Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art are also a stones throw away.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, small gym, tour desk, 24 hour reception.

Accommodation: Single and doubles available to staff, double rooms up to 5 per room available to students. En suite bathroom facilities.

Meals: Buffet breakfast is available. Local restaurants can be arranged for dinners.

New York Accommodation - Wolcott Hotel

Wolcott Hotel

  • Central Manhattan
  • Full of charm and character

A hotel situated in central Manhattan on 31st street, this hotel is full of charm and character with its grand décor and welcoming reception. Located just a short walk from the Empire State building this popular hotel provides all the main amenities along with a shop, small meeting room.

Location: Short distance from public transport stops, Empire State Building 3 blocks away, numerous landmarks within easy reach.

Facilities:Small gym, small conference room, newsagents, luggage room, free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: Single and double available for staff, doubles - up to 4 persons per room - available for students. All rooms en-suite, TV.

Meals: Local restaurants and diners can be arranged for meals.


Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information!

Subject Specific Excursions

Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known colloquially as The Met, is an art museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as Museum Mile in New York City. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments.

Fashion Walks - Fashion Centre

Spanning Fashion (7th) Avenue between Macy’s at 34th Street and Times Square, take the Fashion Walk of Fame and learn more about the individuals who made New York a world-renowned fashion capital.

Madame Tussaud's New York

Experience the excitement and success of one of the most popular and well known attractions in the world. Take a tour around the museum and discover how Madame Tussauds has become a global and multi-million dollar sensation.

Macy's Fashion tour

Visit “America's Largest Store” for a sneak preview before it even opens and learn about the entertaining history of Macy’s and the newest fashion trends, presented by a well-known New York stylist. All participants receive a Macy’s tote bag and the Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass Voucher.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitain Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest in the world. Containing more than 2 million works in its permanent collection from classical antiquity to an extensive collection of American and modern art, a visit to this impressive museum should always be included in any Art and Design tour of New York.


Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch anyway as we may still arrange it for you!

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