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NY shopping tour for men includes stylist, galleries

Shop Gotham has added a men’s fashion tour to shops in the Bowery, SoHo, and Nolita. Shop Gotham has added a men’s fashion tour to shops in the Bowery, SoHo, and Nolita. (Shop Gotham)
By Kari Bodnarchuk
Globe Correspondent / March 20, 2011

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Shop Gotham, which runs “insider’’ shopping tours for women, has launched a tour for fashion-savvy male travelers. The three-hour Men’s NYC Shopping Tour: Fashion, Home, and Art for the Discerning Man takes visitors into the newly chic Bowery district and nearby SoHo and Nolita neighborhoods, showcasing shops that are popular with New Yorkers. Participants also visit an art or photo gallery, a designer home store, and a men’s grooming emporium. Tours are led by a stylist, who can assist with selections and share the latest fashion trends en route. Tour-goers receive store discounts, meet a local designer, and visit a showroom or sample sale, if available. Tours run Fridays at 2 p.m.; maximum eight participants, $54 per person. 917-599-6650, www.shopgotham.com

Dog-friendly in Atlantic City

Pack up your pooch and head to Showboat Atlantic City, which has become the only dog-friendly casino in Atlantic City. As part of the property’s new Pet Stay Atlantic City program, guests and their dogs can stay in the New Orleans Tower, where four-legged visitors will receive special treats, food and water bowls, a doggie mat, and a keepsake duffle bag. Guests are allowed to bring a maximum of two dogs weighing up to 50 pounds per room. Pooches cannot venture into the casino, restaurant areas, spa, or retail shops. Rates begin at $69 per night, based on double occupancy and not including the $40 cleaning fee. 800-621-0200, www.showboatac.com.

KARI BODNARCHUK