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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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Brian Wood Skate Style Boutique Opens on Orchard Street

Posted July 7, 2015 at 5:18 am

“We are devious,” a sign in the window of 147 Orchard Street proclaimed for the last couple weeks. The reason – a new “rebellious alternative” boutique has arrived. Fashion Designer Brian Wood opened a boutique just before the holiday. The so-called Woodshop now is in session. Here you can purchase BWOOD-brand skate styles. And its […]

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Rent Hike Forces Dusty Buttons Vintage Shop to Close at the End of July

Posted July 2, 2015 at 9:22 am

Our hearts are broken over the news that Amanda Loureiro, owner of Dusty Buttons, is closing up shop after six years on East 9th street. Dusty Buttons is a favorite clothing and accessories store, featuring both vintage and new items. It was where we first discovered, among other things, the most perfect red lipstick (a life-long […]

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Three Months on, Enz’s Rockabilly Boutique Seeks Loans to Help Cover Explosion-Related Costs

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

The proverbial road to recovery in the wake of the Second Avenue Blast has been a struggle for Enz’s Rockabilly Store. While not in one of the collapsed tenements, the business was nevertheless affected, spending some two months in exile. Enz’s pinballed between a few other Lower East Side storefronts (below East Houston) during the […]

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