Portia & Manny Vintage Opening at 151 Ludlow
The Lower East Side just participated in a late-season fashion trade with the neighboring Nolita. Concerning businesses on Elizabeth Street, to be precise.
Last weekend, Dolce Vita hosted the final fire sale in its 149 Ludlow digs before closing for good. The boutique is finished with the neighborhood, and instead found more trendy digs crosstown at 255 Elizabeth Street. By trading Dolce Vita, the local boutique scene gained Portia & Manny from 198 Elizabeth.
No longer content with piggybacking off Lower East Side expat Valley, Portia & Manny is set to open its solo space at 151 Ludlow. This storefront, of course, was home to Some Odd Rubies for nearly a decade until last week. Paper dons the windows, as does a computer printout announcing the new tenant.
Portia & Manny Vintage is advertising the ambiguous launch date as sometime in “mid-May.” And the boutique shuffle continues…