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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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‘Quality Mending’ on the Mend After 2 Floods Sideline Business

Posted August 6, 2015 at 9:23 am

Quality Mending in Little Italy is itself, well, on the mend. Two burst water pipes at 15 Prince Street in as many weeks has sidelined the upscale clothier for the short term. A sign in the window announces the temporary closure, and beckons patrons to visit the relatively new Williamsburg outpost. Owner Oliver Harkness (also […]

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DaRucci Leather Vendor Opens at 145 Orchard Street

Last modified August 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

Against the odds, a new leather vendor just moved to the fading Orchard Street “district.” It’s called DaRucci, and they hope to make a mark inside the boutique at 145 Orchard. The new vendor setup became operational earlier this week. DaRucci specializes in fine leathers, furs, and accessories. Business owner Zohaib Rizvi tells us that their goal […]

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Artist-Designer John Brevard Opening Boutique in Former Ludlow Blunt Space at 138 Ludlow

Posted July 27, 2015 at 5:15 am

Ludlow Blunt spent a healthy seven years hairdressing at 138 Ludlow Street – even after morphing from Tommy Guns – but quit the Lower East Side back in March. Instead, owner Russell Manley decided to consolidate operations at the Williamsburg outpost. Now turnover is afoot at 138 Ludlow. Its brief flirtation with vacation has officially […]

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‘Heritage Hair’ Takes Over from Adele Atelier at 96 Orchard Street

Posted July 24, 2015 at 9:25 am

At 96 Orchard Street, one salon begets another… The first floor landing of 96 Orchard Street is no stranger to hair salons. In the last decade, no less than three chop shops have called this retail nook home. The most high profile was probably Fringe, which moved downstairs and around the corner to Broome Street […]

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Tory Burch ‘Sport’ Offshoot Coming Soon to Elizabeth Street

Posted July 24, 2015 at 5:11 am

Appealing to the blue-blooded Hamptons crowd, Tory Burch is creating an offshoot dedicated solely to sports. The rollout will include both e-commerce as well as brick-and-mortar. To that end, the “athleisure” product line will make a big splash this fall with a pop-up shop at its Elizabeth Street store. Just in time to celebrate Fashion […]

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With Civilianaire’s Failure, It’s a ‘2nd Time Around’ for 53 East Houston Street

Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

It was barely a comeback at all; a brief rebound, if anything. And now, the two-year-old Civilianaire at 53 East Houston Street is officially dead in the water. For real this time. In its place, something that looks exactly the same – 2nd Time Around. Signage arrived last week, as did a platoon of trendy mannequins. […]

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‘Galleria J. Antonio’ is Returning, and Will Reopen Two Doors Down from Its Old Location

Last modified July 21, 2015 at 7:19 am

Don’t count out Galleria J. Antonio. A tipster tells us the popular Judaica-leaning jewelry/crafts shop is returning to the fold despite having closed on Avenue A. The narrative was that present proprietor Jesse Gee decided to retire. After all, his Galleria J. Antonio has been around since 1979, spending time in midtown and Christopher Street […]

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Foo Fighters Open Concert Merch Pop-Up at 125 Rivington Street 

Posted July 13, 2015 at 5:15 am

Music is returning to 125 Rivington Street for a limited time only… Arena rockers Foo Fighters established a temporary retail presence at 125 Rivington Street this past weekend as marketing ploy. Its stated goal is to spread awareness ahead of their big city show at Citi Field on Wednesday. Along with celebrating its twentieth anniversary […]

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Incaze Jewelry Boutique Shutters After 3 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted July 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

The case of Incaze is closed. Incaze Jewelry on Ludlow Street is a goner, having departed Hell Square a few weeks ago. The store itself is now vacant with naught but its furnishings in place. The smallish accessory boutique opened at 159 Ludlow back in September 2012, and replaced the J.D. Fiske offshoot of Dolce Vita. […]

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