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Alicia Keys Spotted Filming Levi’s Commercial Outside Parkside Lounge

Posted November 23, 2015 at 10:29 am

For Alicia Keys, the concrete jungle where dreams are made is apparently on the Lower East Side. The multiplatinum, Grammy-winning artist was spotted outside Parkside Lounge on Saturday evening posing for cameras. Being a current spokesperson for Levi’s, Alicia Keys was busy filming a commercial for the brand. Boogie reader FP sent along the above […]

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Market NYC Returns to Little Italy with 10-Year Lease at 290 Mulberry Street

Posted November 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

​No more holiday pop-ups. The years-long search for a permanent commercial tenant at the undulating 290 Mulberry Street development concluded last week. A familiar face is returning to the block. Market NYC reportedly signed a ten-year lease for the ground level. Nirvanna Designs is SOL this season. The current plan is to be up and running at […]

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Anthom Boutique Takes Over from CULTUREfix at 9 Clinton Street

Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:34 am

Sixteen months since CULTUREfix called it quits, its former bilevel home finally found a taker. The story line here is bar to boutique. Chelsea fashion peddler, Anthom, took its fancy shmancy womenswear to 9 Clinton Street last month. The Lower East Side outpost is the second for owner Ashley Turchin. Anthom is an ecommerce-cum-brick-and-mortar that […]

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Montauk Surf Brand ‘Whalebone’ Debuts Pop-Up Shop at 310 Bowery Bar

Posted November 18, 2015 at 5:17 am

310 Bowery Bar – formerly known as Crime Scene – spent a good portion of the summer renovating the premises. It reopened back in September under new ownership. Gansevoort Market co-owner Christopher Reda and partner Ernesto Cappone together took the dive bar and transformed the space into more of a rustic beer hall with exposed […]

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Robert G. Lopez & LES Clothing Co. Sue Puma Over ‘Lower East Side’ Trademark

Posted November 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

It’s been a minute since his last public offensive, but litigious trademark enforcer Robert G. Lopez is back on the front lines. Another multinational fashion brand is using his trademark on its sneakers. We’ve seen this happen before, and it’s most certainly not the last time… First, a recap. As we’ve reported in years past, Lopez is […]

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Nudie Jeans NYC Flagship is Now Open on the Bowery

Posted November 13, 2015 at 5:16 am

Risque in name only, it’s just another boutique. Teaser wrapping paper is finally gone, the store stocked with product. Indeed, Nudie Jeans unveiled its flagship shop this week on the once-gritty corner of Spring Street and the Bowery. This new store represents the first official retail presence for the Swedish brand in New York City. […]

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Alternative Apparel Flagship Felled by Fire Last Week

Posted November 11, 2015 at 5:18 am

​The newish Alternative Apparel outpost in the fringe of Little Italy is SOL. Last Wednesday, a fire ripped through the commercial space at 281 Lafayette Street, rendering the store completely incapacitated. The carnage is pretty heavy, the smell of a burnt offering still palpable. “The store will be closed for a bit while we fix […]

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Alexander Olch Reopens His Menswear Boutique in Larger Canal Street Store

Posted November 10, 2015 at 5:13 am

For Alexander Olch, two weeks of marathon renovations ultimately bore fruit. His upgraded boutique location two doors down at 53 Canal Street is ready for the big time. Officially open and stocked with plenty of trendy formal wear, including shirts, ties, bowties, and scarves. The corner space – formerly Wing Shang Market – shed its […]

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Rise & Grind Tattoo Calls it Quits on Clinton Street

Posted November 6, 2015 at 5:12 am

Rise & Grind was apparently spelled with washable ink. That upstairs tattoo parlor at 9 Clinton Street shuttered last month after two years in business. A hit to the Lower East Side tattoo scene. There isn’t much notice to the community about the closure or why it happened. Perhaps the lack of foot traffic and […]

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Slackerwear Brand ‘OnePiece’ is Opening a Pop-Up on Lafayette Street

Posted November 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

Tiny Empire has some retail company at 234 Lafayette Street (aka 63 Spring). Even after the trendy juice bar moved to the block in July, the remaining half of the enormous commercial space sat empty. The vacancy was just filled, albeit temporarily. A new pop-up shop is on the way. OnePiece, the Norweigen minimalist apparel […]

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