Luxury Boutique ‘Quinn’ Moves Into 181 Orchard Street

Posted on: April 18th, 2013 at 6:30 am by

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Skunkfunk ceased operation on the Lower East Side last October. The property remained dormant until the last couple months when interior remodeling officially began. And in a quick turn of events, a replacement is now on the block, keeping the Hoodie Shop some company at 181 Orchard Street. Another boutique.

This latest entrant in the canyon of hotels is Quinn, a “luxury lifestyle brand” for women. Contrary to its predecessor, the store display is brighter and much more formal (i.e. upscale), with chandeliers, sky lights, and artsy displays.

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Here’s all you really need to know about Quinn, copied from their website (in all-caps):

BUILT ON WARDROBE FUNDAMENTALS, QUINN IS A LUXURY LIFESTYLE BRAND THAT EMBODIES EFFORTLESS LUXURY AND MODERN DESIGN. ITS NAME IS DERIVED FROM THE WORD QUINTESSENCE, MEANING, “REPRESENTING THE MOST PERFECT EXAMPLE OF QUALITY OR CLASS”. QUINN OFFERS A WIDE-RANGE OF WOMEN’S APPAREL, ACCESSORIES, LOUNGEWEAR AND HOME GOODS.

With this arrival, it’s now more a tale of two storefronts at 181 Orchard – hip urbanwear versus luxury threads.

We are told that Quinn should open next Tuesday, April 23.

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