‘Nudie Jeans’ Brings Upscale Denim Boutique to the Bowery

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:17 am

On the heels of a corporate publicity stunt for Sprite (i.e. Sprite Corner), the high-visibility cornershop at Bowery and Spring finally found a permanent tenant. And it’s a long time coming. This store was renovated and upscaled nearly two years ago after Double Win restaurant supplier moved around the corner to Delancey Street. Window wrapping teases […]

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Pantsed: Pull-In Underwear Leaves Orchard Street

Posted September 28, 2015 at 5:18 am

The retail store at 147 Orchard Street was caught with its pants down. Guess the market for high-end French underwear isn’t enough to sustain business on the Lower East Side. Yep, Pull-In pulled out of Orchard Street after a surprising three-year stint at this address. Folded last week, in fact. This was the second-chance location […]

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Photo: Photo by Marco Ovando. Corset by The Blonds.

Queen of the Night: Scoping out the ‘Fashion Underground’ of Susanne Bartsch

Posted September 22, 2015 at 10:23 am

Fed up with the homogenization and Disneyfication of New York City? Check out “Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch,” the new exhibit at the Museum at FIT. If anyone ever inspired people to march to their own drummer, it is Susanne Bartsch. As a boutique owner and then an event producer, the Swiss expat […]

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‘The LUD’ Now Slinging Leather Fashions at 153 Ludlow Street

Posted September 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

The barbershop was ultimately a dud, so in comes the LUD. It took a year of dormancy before the retail rank of 153 Ludlow Street was replenished. To put it a different way, another instance of warehousing the store until the perfect tenant came along to bite (i.e. high rent). In this case, a new […]

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For the Cast, the Hunt Ended with the Great Frog on Orchard Street

Posted September 16, 2015 at 9:22 am

Antique purveyors The Hunt are barely out the (back) door of The Great Frog, and The Cast is already rearing to reopen. It’s been a difficult few months for the punk rock leather brand. Owner Chuck Guarino was forced from his five-year-old space at 71 Orchard Street back in June thanks to a rent hike from […]

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David Owens Vintage Relocates to Rivington Street Thanks to Rent Hike

Posted September 15, 2015 at 5:18 am

It was a rent hike that forced a long-running boutique from Orchard Street, in turn paving the way for a new restaurant. Thanks to landlord Abraham Noy (who’s amidst a lawsuit with Danny Bowien) and the eventual arrival of Georgian-style eatery, Compass Restaurant and Bar, David Owen’s Vintage Clothing store relocated to 161 Rivington Street. […]

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‘The Hunt’ Antique Shop Opens at New Canal Street Location Next Week

Posted September 4, 2015 at 5:16 am

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 […]

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Skate-Style Brand ‘Diamond Supply Co’ Debuts NYC Flagship on Lafayette Street

Posted September 3, 2015 at 9:27 am

Diamond Supply Co. finally installed its flagship locale at 286 Lafayette Street. Certainly took its sweet ass time. The sleek showroom is now open to the public, and stocked with requisite streetwear and skate decks. We first reported on the opening around this time last year, but wasn’t much progress to deal out until activities […]

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‘Killion’ Opens Flagship Menswear Boutique on Orchard Street

Posted August 28, 2015 at 5:10 am

It took five months of searching, but the old Mastihashop space at 145 Orchard Street is now active again. Another upscale clothier just announced itself. With blinding neons. Killion is now on the dance floor. Earlier this week, Killion installed white lights on location. The boutique specializes in “modern menswear.” It offers a “sophisticated selection […]

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Rent Hike Pushes David Owens Vintage Boutique to 161 Rivington Street

Posted August 18, 2015 at 5:17 am

Narnia Vintage vacated the Lower East Side last month after thirteen years. Like so much else these days, the boutique picked up and relocated to Brooklyn. Yet, before a period of vacancy (or uncertainty) could set in, a likeminded replacement is on the way. It’s another veteran local retailer. The sandwich board sitting in the […]

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