Vision Expo NYC Retail Store Tours

March 20 – 24, 2019 | New York City

Exclusively curated by CIM Tours for visitors to Vision Expo East 2019, our new guided retail store tours will run from Wednesday, March 20 to Sunday, March 24 throughout several of NYC’s world-renowned neighborhoods.

New York City is a retail mecca and home to many of the globe’s most innovative eyewear retailers. The Vision Expo NYC Retail Store Tours provide the opportunity to go behind the scenes and hear directly from store ambassadors as they share insights into what drives their brands to continue to innovate.

VISION EXPO NYC GUIDED RETAIL STORE TOURS ARE DEVELOPED BYCIM Tours

TOUR OPTIONS

  • Madison Avenue – Bespoke Luxury + Customization

    Madison Avenue – Bespoke Luxury + Customization

    As the epicenter of luxury, Madison Avenue provides the ideal location for exploring how two concepts, the timeless and the trendy, continue to push the boundaries of taste. Discover design and retail modernizations that are intended to stand out in the high touch experience Madison Avenue eyewear stores offer their discerning clientele.

    Date Time
    Wednesday, March 20:   1:00pm – 3:00pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Thursday, March 21:  10:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm – 3:00pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Friday, March 22: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Saturday, March 23: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 24: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • SoHo – Innovation + Personalization

    SoHo – Innovation + Personalization

    SoHo is the premiere destination where brands redefine themselves and new brands are launched. Explore visionary business innovators and savvy re-inventors throughout the cobblestone streets of this iconic neighborhood.  You will visit revolutionary concept stores and discover hidden treasures. Prepare to experience best practices for designing product displays, services, and technologies and crafting the right atmosphere for your brand.

    Date Time
    Wednesday, March 20:   1:00pm – 3:00pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Thursday, March 21:  10:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm – 3:00pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Friday, March 22: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Saturday, March 23: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 24: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Oculus – A New Lens on Retail

    Oculus – A New Lens on Retail

    See how the newest and largest shopping destinations in Manhattan are transforming downtown shopping and using cutting edge design, sales associate training and innovative experiences. Featuring everything from pop-ups to flagship stores to iconic retailers and online brands that have made the transition from online to brick, this area has the most diverse array of retail innovation in New York City.

    Date Time
    Wednesday, March 20:   1:00pm – 3:00pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Thursday, March 21:  10:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm – 3:00pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Friday, March 22: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Saturday, March 23: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 24: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Please note the Oculus tour will be a combination of eyewear retailers and non-eyewear retailers who are transforming downtown shopping and using cutting edge design, sales associate training and innovative experiences.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A TOUR

Each tour can be added to your Vision Expo experience during the registration process. Tours are sold separately for $160 each, the value is unparalleled.

REGISTER HERE

Attendees already registered will need their login credentials to access their registration record to add a Vision Expo NYC Guided Retail Store Tour.

Edit your registration

Exact meeting locations for each tour will be confirmed within one week of the show.  For questions, please contact Olivia Krise.

Custom Corporate NYC Tours

Experience the best New York City has to offer before, during and after Vision Expo East 2019 at your own pace and with a focus on what most interests you. Let CIM Tours help your group discover new stores, labels, restaurants and sights that are hidden all over the city and are relevant to your business. New York is a retailer’s paradise. For further information on how to schedule a custom corporate tour please contact info@retailstoretour.com

FAQ

  • After arriving at your tour’s meeting location and being greeted by your guide, you will have the opportunity to network with fellow attendees before your tour begins. You guide will lead you to each retail store on your tour. In the stores, you will spend approximately 20 minutes learning from store ambassadors about their brands and innovations before moving to the next location on your tour.

  • All of the stores on your tour are located within close walking distance of one another. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear.

  • Each tour will visit four to five different stores.

  • The Madison Avenue and SoHo tours will visit only eyewear retailers. The Oculus tour will visit a mix of eyewear and general retailers. You will find out the exact stores you’ll be visiting when you arrive at the tour meeting location. Retail Store Tours discourages sharing tour locations in advance based on prior experience delivering tours around the world.

  • Closer to Vision Expo East, you will receive an email with the exact meeting location for your tour. Your tour meeting location will be in or near the stores included on the tour.

  • All tours are 2 hours long. Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

  • You must arrange your own transportation to the tour meeting location. The subway is New York City’s most affordable mode of transportation and the Hudson Yards stop is conveniently located only one block from the Javits Center. Uber and LYFT provide fare estimates prior to pick up.

  • RETAIL STORE TOURS is working closely with Vision Expo to develop the Vision Expo NYC Retail Store Tours. Retail Store Tours reviews hundreds of stores that demonstrate the value of technology, the importance of design and what is takes to deliver a superior customer experience. Retail Store Tours offers unmatched networking and the experience is fun and provides an insider’s view of innovative retail. Retail Store Tours is available in 50 cities around the world. Retail Store Tours is a division of the CIM Tours which creates experiences that transforms business.





We use cookies to operate this website and to improve its usability. Full details of what cookies are, why we use them and how you can manage them can be found by reading our Privacy & Cookies page. Please note that by using this site you are consenting to the use of cookies.