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Marvel Comics and Five Four Collaboration Launching Bowery Pop-Up This Weekend

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

Comic book-inspired fashion is headed to the Bowery this weekend. In a rather strange pairing, Marvel Comics recently jumped in bed with the monthly shopping club Five Four to create a limited-edition collection. The new collaboration is described in media materials as the “conclusion of two brands coming together around their desire to constantly interpret and […]

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MadeWorn Opening Outpost in the Hidden Clinton Star Theatre Space this Summer

Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:15 am

The Los Angeles-based fashion label MadeWorn is opening a chic Lower East Side outpost. Founder Blaine Halvorson ultimately chose the hidden Clinton Star Theatre for their flagship East Coast presence. The brand will apparently share real estate with the longtime super-exclusive recording studio manned by composer J. Ralph. It’s a collaboration, in fact, with Mr. Ralph assembling custom […]

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Seven-Year-Old Ludlow Blunt Salon Closes, Stripped Bare

Posted March 24, 2015 at 5:17 am

Despite a re-branding last summer, one upscale salon on Ludlow Street just called it quits. Intel came our way earlier this month that the seven-year-old Ludlow Blunt was on its way out. Apparently the hairdressers had been telling their clients that the location is closing in approximately three weeks, and that employees will be consolidated at the Williamsburg outpost. Well, […]

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Mastihashop Calls it Quits After 7 Years on Orchard Street

Posted March 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

Those in the old class of boutiques on Orchard Street that managed to make it this far continue to shutter. The latest victim in this trend is Mastihashop at 145 Orchard Street, which just celebrated seven years on the block. Now, like its retail address-mate, the store is yet another vacancy on an embattled stretch of Lower East […]

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Calvin Klein Wipes Away Paintball Streaks from Justin Bieber Billboard

Posted March 12, 2015 at 5:10 am

Last week, the so-called non-Beliebers scored a victory against Justin Bieber and his pimps at Calvin Klein. A volley of seven yellow paintballs was fired at the ad banner hanging above Houston Street. The vandalism sat unchecked for days. Calvin Klein got wind of the incident, though, and by Monday morning, the drips were gone. […]

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Askan Menswear Boutique Opening at 151 Orchard Street

Posted March 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

While the bargain vendors of upper Orchard Street gradually fade into history, the replacements are champing at the bit for a taste. Most of the newcomers are of the nightlife persuasion, transforming the large shops into drinking dens. The latest business, however, is a hoity-toity fashion boutique. Two-year-old “fine men’s apparel” brand Askan is opening […]

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Someone Shot Paintballs at Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein Ad on East Houston

Posted March 6, 2015 at 5:18 am

The brief respite from Justin Bieber’s bod (which may or may not be Photoshopped) in NoHo came to an end earlier this week. Calvin Klein hoisted the second in the series of ad banners at its token spot above East Houston, this after days of indecision. And the haters have apparently come out of the […]

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Civilianaire Fails Out of 53 East Houston After Two Years

Posted March 3, 2015 at 9:22 am

We saw this one coming a mile away. A death watch that came to pass. The year-long 50%-off merchandise sale became a rather sure indication of demise. It was just a matter of when. Well, that day of reckoning arrived yesterday for the Civilianaire boutique on East Houston, where a constant placement of window signage […]

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BucketFeet Artsy Footwear Opening New Boutique on Elizabeth Street

Posted March 3, 2015 at 5:16 am

Another day, another shoe store for upper Elizabeth Street. Hot on the heels of securing $7.5 million in Series A funding, art-leaning sneaker brand BucketFeet is set to open its first permanent brick-and-mortar location in New York City. (The one in SoHo is technically a pop-up) It’ll be located at 266 Elizabeth Street, formerly the […]

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TOMS Shoes Flagship NYC Location on Elizabeth Street Opens This Week

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm

TOMS Shoes is mere days from unveiling its flagship Manhattan location. Interior build-out has been underway at 264 Elizabeth Street since last summer, and is only now concluding. Slow as hell. Promises of opening in 2014 were not fulfilled. This is the week, though. Soft launch is planned for Thursday evening, when the store will […]

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