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‘awindow’ Pop-Up Retail Lab Opening at 125 Rivington Street

Posted November 21, 2014 at 6:10 am

Aside from plans last year to transform 125 Rivington into a bar called “The Carolinas,” the ground floor has seen naught but pop-up endeavors. In fact, the last such temporary shop was seven months ago, that of SR luxury backpacks. As of this week, though, it’s again all systems go. Roving creative house awindow edition […]

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FEIT Direct Opens Its Flagship Store on the Bowery

Posted November 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

Two months of renovations at 2 Prince Street culminated in the grand opening of FEIT Direct (pronounced “fight”) over the weekend. The upscale boutique, maker of handmade luxury footwear for men and women, is now headquartered at the corner of Bowery and Prince. This, of course, was previously home to Miss Hoe, which relocated to […]

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G&S Sporting Goods will Throw in the Towel on Wednesday After 77 Years on Essex Street

Posted November 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

The time has come to bid adieu to G&S Sporting Goods. After nearly eight decades at 43 Essex Street, the historic boxing store is set to close this Wednesday (November 19). While certainly upsetting and a total loss for the neighborhood, this news isn’t completely shocking. Owner Lenny Zerling, who suffered a stroke last year, […]

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Pixie Market Owners Launch ‘Frankie Shop’ at 100 Stanton Street

Posted November 17, 2014 at 6:10 am

When Pixie Market closed its eight-year-old shop last month, we reported that co-owners Gaelle Drevet and Magda Pietrobelli weren’t yet finished with 100 Stanton Street. A new concept was promised at some point in the future. Well, then just became now… Heir to the Pixie Market throne is Frankie Shop. Billed as a “concept store” […]

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Tictail E-Commerce Startup Opening Holiday Pop-Up in the Former Earnest Sewn on Orchard Street

Posted November 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Earnest Sewn shuttered its overpriced denim boutique at 90 Orchard Street nearly one year ago. The historically attractive cornershop – owned by Lower East Side mainstay Mark Miller – has been vacant ever since. From what we could gather, the site essentially became a workshop in those ensuing months, peppered with various tools and other […]

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Oshman Brothers Garment Shop Moves Further North on Eldridge Street

Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:09 am

Oshman Brothers just reached the end of its line at 88 Eldridge Street. Or should we say, thread. The longtime Lower East Side family business – currently under third generation ownership (announced on the awning) – recently relocated a couple blocks north. A leasing sign had held court outside the entrance for the better part […]

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Nirvanna Designs Returns to Mulberry House for Seasonal Pop-Up

Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:08 am

Mulberry House continues to hold out for a money commercial tenant to round out its ranks. The ground level store at 290 Mulberry Street – hailed as a “prime retail opportunity” for years – just sits vacant. In the year since Nirvanna Designs held a pop-up shop, nothing of substance has moved in. Only advertising […]

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Lindsey Thornburg is moving the boutique to 21 Orchard St.

Rent Hike Forces Lindsey Thornburg Boutique Down to 21 Orchard Street

Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

With all the upheaval in and around Hell Square the last decade, one business continues to pinball from store to store. Boutique owner Lindsey Thornburg, presently at 114 Stanton Street, is about to embark on a journey from the battered area, poised for the fruits Chinatown. Lindsey Thornburg opened the eponymous store at 114 Stanton […]

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Lululemon Founder’s Wife Opening ‘Kit & Ace’ Boutique on Elizabeth Street

Posted November 5, 2014 at 6:08 am

Kit & Ace is a fledgling fashion enterprise that specializes in “technical luxury” products. To the layperson, that means functional clothing at a premium price. The business was co-founded earlier this year by Shannon Wilson – wife of billionaire Lululemon owner Chip – and her son JJ. With that kind of platinum pedigree, expansion to all […]

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American Apparel Closes Its Bleecker Street Store

Posted November 4, 2014 at 6:03 am

When American Apparel picked the Banana Republic store at 205 Bleecker Street, it certainly seemed a coup. Its high-profile arrival in February 2009 killed a formidable conquest that had been around in some form or another since 1985. But now the youthy hipster hawkers are done with the space. The store is completely empty, nary […]

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