After more than 20 years in the garment industry as a showroom model, manufacturer, designer, and retailer, Pamela Parisi decided to turn her passion for clothing into a service for like-minded fashionistas: bargain-hunting excursions for stylish New York City shoppers, led by The Elegant Tightwad herself! Since 2002, the shopping services offered by Elegant Tightwad Tourshave included the Accessory Addict Trek, specializing in jewelry, scarves, and bags, the Uptown Consignment Crawl, which focuses on sophisticated secondhand shops, the East Village Bargainista Trek, and The Elegant Tightwad's most highly-rated option, the Garment District Diva trek. No matter your interests, neighborhood, or budget, the Elegant Tightwad has the whirlwind tour for you! Each stop along the way is hand-selected to provide fellow bargainistas with the shopportunity to build the million-dollar designer budget of their dreams for mere pennies. Booking a private group? Looking for a more personalized experience? The Elegant Tightwad offers specialty tours at individual prices as well! Ms. Parisihas been featured on programs such as CBS News and CNN, providing thrifty tips for like-minded shoppers, and successfully published her personal guide to designer bargain-hunting, Dress Like A Million Bucks, While Spending Only Pennies for far-flung fashionistas everywhere. For more information on NYC shopping tours or to book tickets for a shopping excursion of your own, visit Elegant Tightwad Tour's website.