With Sabit NYC in the Dust, New Gallery Shop Debuts at 43 Clinton Street

Posted July 15, 2016 at 5:17 am

You won’t hear the cawing parrot outside 43 Clinton Street anymore. A mascot for Sabit the Shopp, the pet no longer has a retail home. Sabit, the urban apparel boutique, called it quits in May. It had been slinging Japanese-style streetwear on Clinton Street since late 2014. Not quite two years in business here. We’re […]

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Entering the ‘Douche Zone’ Outside Soho House on Ludlow Street

Posted July 15, 2016 at 5:12 am

For about an hour Wednesday night, the Soho House on Ludlow Street was pranked. All it took was a little bit of sidewalk chalk and a pair of insults. An anonymous prankster tagged the concrete on either side of 139 Ludlow Street with two warning messages. Heading north – “warning, bullshit zone ahead.” And heading […]

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Go Pokémon Somewhere Else, Says Ludlow Street Retailer

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:16 am

The Inutilius Retailer on Ludlow Street wants you to know that Pokémon Go is not welcome in the store. On the block, too, for that matter. Never one to mince words, owner Adrian Wilson attached this sign in his windows yesterday afternoon as a response to the flood of iZombies searching for Pokémon around Hell […]

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Token Surfboards Launches Ludlow Street Pop-up Today with Onyx Collective Party

Posted July 11, 2016 at 5:12 am

Brooklyn-based surf label, Token Surfboards, is crashing on the beaches of the Lower East Side. It’s opening a week-long pop-up shop today at 22 Ludlow Street, which houses an on-again-off-again Buddhist temple. We happened upon several dudes prepping the space yesterday, and one confirmed that Token was in fact hosting the temporary store, with launch […]

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As One Vape Shop Exits Hell Square, Another Sparks Up

Posted July 8, 2016 at 5:15 am

Less than a month after VapeYa was smoked out of Orchard Street, another such shop just opened two weeks ago. Just down the block, too. The Lucky Panda Vape Shop (and lounge) is now holding court upstairs at 154 Orchard Street, formerly a salon and, most recently, a pop-up for that Interpol-Wu Tang supergroup. And it’ll […]

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Alternative Apparel Reopens on Lafayette Street 7 Months After Being Sidelined by Fire

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:13 am

Back in November, barely two years out of the gate, the flagship Alternative Apparel store on Lafayette Street was sidelined by a fire on the first level. Corporate assured the community that the retail shop would reopen at some ambiguous future date. It wasn’t clear whether it would. Until last week. Yep, Alternative Apparel came […]

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Black Scale Boutique Closes Down Prince Street Shop at the Bowery

Posted June 1, 2016 at 5:10 am

It’s yet another period of turnover for 4 Prince Street. Keeping track of the retail bloodbath over the last several years has proven difficult. The block – situated at the corner of the Bowery – is locked in a constant state of flux. Black Scale is the latest to throw in the towel. The streetwear […]

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Ben Sherman to Officially Close SoHo Store Next Week After 10 Years on the Block

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

SoHo fashion outpost for anglophiles, Ben Sherman, has been on life support (i.e. month-to-month) since last fall. Its stay at 96 Spring Street was extended several times since October in order to deplete all inventory. As previously reported, the brand is ditching its longtime digs after exactly ten years on the block. When we first […]

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Nascent Nudie Jeans Flagship Felled by Flood on the Bowery

Posted May 16, 2016 at 5:12 am

Open for approximately six months on the Bowery, and the Nudie Jeans repair shop is already sidelined. Felled by flood, in fact. A printout pasted to the front door of 188 Bowery relays the news. It’s unclear at the moment what caused the “unfortunate flood,” but the brand hopes to be back in business by […]

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These Guys Want to ‘Make the Lower East Side Great Again,’ One Hat at a Time

Posted May 13, 2016 at 9:19 am

We’ve seen the token red hats this election season. They’re ubiquitous. “Make America Great Again,” the buffoon presidential candidate Donald Trump proclaims with the oft-quoted fashion statement. It’s become somewhat of a punchline at this point. Nevertheless, two Lower East Side residents swiped the tone of that statement and applied it more hyperlocally. A New […]

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