Portia & Manny Vintage Opening at 151 Ludlow

Posted on: May 4th, 2012 at 6:47 am by

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…

Recent Stories

zc snap
Uncapped: Smith Houses and the Birth of ZC One

What’s up, everybody! Today on Uncapped, we have a child of the Zulu Nation (more on that below). Zulu Child aka ‘ZC One’ has come to us with the art and life of the The Dream Team (“TDT”) and growing up with graff and the greats such as Keith Haring. Let’s take it back to […]

pomme-seized-1
City Marshal Seizes Pomme Creperie on Ludlow Street

The unheralded crepe wars of Hell Square were suddenly neutralized yesterday. For the last couple years, the Pomme creperie squared off against the longstanding Creperie mini-chain across Ludlow Street. We rarely saw anyone grazing in there, but business persevered nevertheless. The end came yesterday evening. Pomme’s last communication occurred via Facebook at around 4pm. Shortly thereafter, […]

the-hunt-canal
‘The Hunt’ Antique Shop Opens at New Canal Street Location Next Week

Optimum Appliances relocated down the block a few years ago, leaving valuable retail real estate for the taking. Only, it didn’t actually happen that quickly. Quite the opposite; the former electronics store at 27 Canal Street remained vacant until this summer. As we first reported last month, upscale antique purveyor, The Hunt, is busy building […]

essex-market
That Essex Market ‘Street Seat’ Won’t be Happening this Year

Woes at Essex Street Market continue. The 75-year-old facility is still suffering from lack of foot traffic and an overall visibility problem, thanks in large part to confusion over Essex Crossing. (Site 2 will include real estate for the new market.) Initial messaging from developers seemed to weave a narrative that the market was closed. […]

joey-ramone-mural-bowery
Ramones Tribute Mural Goes up on the Bowery, Across from Former CBGB

August 16, 1974. A date that lives in infamy. It was then, forty-one years ago, that Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy took the stage at CBGB for the first time as the Ramones. Enter the Little Italy Street Art Project and the Loman Art Festival. The organization tapped street artists John “Crash” Matos and Solus […]