Block Headwear Closing 89 East Houston Boutique

Posted on: January 31st, 2013 at 6:18 am by


The life they love is making hats for their dedicated fans. Unfortunately, the decade-old Block Headwear is now on the road again. Its Lower East Side flagship store will soon close, a mere nine months after debuting at 89 East Houston. Time to bid farewell to the glowing storefront of LED-backed puzzle pieces.

Ultimately, it was a hardware store-issued leasing sign that acted as messenger in this situation. Head designer and creative director Ciomi McCabe confirmed the news, citing a lack of shopping foot traffic on this corner of Houston and Bowery. However, this is not the end of the line for Block Headwear. The company will continue supplying retailers (Saks, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale’s) and selling its wares through its website.

Before relocating to 89 East Houston, Block was previously located at 10 Prince Street.

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