The Garment District, also known as the Garment Center, the Fashion District, or the Fashion Center, is a neighborhood generally considered to lie between Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue, from 34th to 42nd Street. The dense concentration of fashion-related uses gives the neighborhood its name. The Garment District has been known since the early 20th century as the center for fashion manufacturing and fashion design in the United States, and even the world.
The neighborhood is still home to the majority of New York’s showrooms and to numerous major fashion labels (such as Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Liz Claiborne, Nicole Miller, and Andrew Marc), and caters to all aspects of the fashion process–from design and production to wholesale selling.
The Garment District’s access to transport makes it desirable to businesses and people. It is within walking distance of Pennsylvania Station and Grand Central Terminal where NJ transit, Amtrak, LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) and Metro North Railroad have services.