Fashion

High-End Danish Furniture Store ‘BoConcept’ Pops up on Lafayette Street

Last modified August 16, 2017 at 1:24 pm

“Chinatown and Little Italy just got a Danish neighbor,” the window copy reads at Lafayette Street. This is the inaugural message BoConcept unleashed on the community last week in launching its newest store. Site chosen is the former American Apparel Factory Outlet, which closed last November. The 3,000-square-foot retail shop is actually temporary, and part […]

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As Seen on Kickstarter: ‘BiteMyApple’ is Crowdfunding for a Local Retail Shop

Posted August 15, 2017 at 5:02 am

BiteMyApple might soon return to a downtown corner near you. Two years after its first retail foray – a pop-up shop on the Bowery – the online retailer is now itself crowdfunding to realize its IRL comeback. BiteMyApple was founded in 2011 by Chris Johnson, and sells products that initially raised money using crowdfunding platforms. […]

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This Orchard Street Pop-Up Wants you to Reach Orgasm with a New Vibrator

Posted August 11, 2017 at 5:04 am

A happy ending awaits ladies at 160 Orchard Street, where British sex toy brand Hot Octopuss is promoting orgasms on the lunch break, so to speak. The Changing Room, which debuted yesterday afternoon, is a controversial pop-up stunt aimed at promoting the brand’s latest vibrator, the “Queen Bee.” Customers will sit down for a one-to-one […]

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Dana Foley Moves Boutique into Former John Brevard Space at 138 Ludlow Street

Posted August 8, 2017 at 5:06 am

Dana Foley’s semi-permanent retail presence at 151 Ludlow Street concluded last week. It was here that she peddled her fashions, beginning with a holiday pop-up store last Christmas. But now the onetime co-owner of Foley + Corinna has moved operations to a much larger space just a few paces away. The new boutique is located at […]

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ODD Boutique is Leaving Ludlow Street After 5 Years

Posted August 4, 2017 at 5:06 am

Exactly one year ago, we wrote a story about how the ODD boutique was leaving its headquarters on Ludlow Street. But the fashion flight didn’t happen then and there. At the time, ownership had told us that they wouldn’t move for another year, despite the “incredibly early presence” of the tombstone leasing signage. That promise of […]

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Vintage Store ‘Round Two’ Breaks Ground on Stanton Street

Posted August 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

There is finally a permanent tenant for the retail space at 113 Stanton Street, a year after longtimer Las Venus was forced from the block. This one is a “secondhand shop” from Los Angeles, by way of Richmond. Indeed, we’re told that streetwear retailer, Round Two, is opening a Lower East Side outpost. It’s their first […]

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Fashionable Chefwear Brand ‘Tilit’ Moves Into 2nd-Floor Showroom at 319 Grand Street

Posted August 2, 2017 at 5:11 am

In breaking with tradition at the so-called Pink Building, a second-floor vacancy did not go to another gallery. Instead, a trendy apron peddler called Tilit opened a showroom-slash-boutique. At the end of June, the Marinaro Gallery vacated the space at 319 Grand Street, moving to 1 Oliver Street in Chinatown. Tilit assumed control of the […]

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‘CW Pencil Enterprise’ Moves from its Forsyth Street Locale

Posted August 2, 2017 at 5:04 am

In news that will surprise no one, CW Pencil Enterprise will not be reopening on Forsyth Street. It follows a similar trajectory as address-mates Birds & Bubbles and the Football Cafe, both of which succumbed to fallout from onsite renovations by newish owner Veracity Real Estate. The ongoing interior remodeling of 100-102 Forsyth Street reportedly […]

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Lady Gaga Favorite ‘Bikram Yoga’ Faces Eviction from Allen Street Studio

Posted August 1, 2017 at 9:33 am

Longtime yoga studio to the stars, Bikram Yoga, is now on the ropes. Facing eviction from its fourteen-year-old home due to alleged problems with the gas lines at 172 Allen Street. Back in April, the city apparently “discovered serious landlord issues involving the gas lines” that ultimately “resulted in the gas in the studio to […]

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Wendy Mink’s Orchard Street Boutique Closed Yesterday After 10 Years

Posted July 31, 2017 at 5:05 am

Longtime jewelry boutique Wendy Mink just departed Orchard Street after ten years on the block. And with it, the nascent Project Platform concept. Its last day at 72 Orchard Street was yesterday. Mink had just teamed up with Chicago jeweler Robin Richman and designer Penelope’s Stories three months ago to create Project Platform NYC. The new […]

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