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Where Vaping Previously Failed, ‘Vapeology’ Smokes up 166 Orchard Street

Posted January 20, 2017 at 5:09 am

Meet the new tenant at 166 Orchard Street. Same as the old. Well, almost. Six months after the departure of Vapeya from the retail landscape, something called Vapeology just moved down from upstate. It’s been open for a few weeks now. The interior looks basically identical to its predecessor – an L-shaped glass bar backed […]

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Quirky Boutique ‘Object_ify 139’ Quits Essex Street After 2 Years

Posted January 11, 2017 at 5:17 am

For Object_ify 139, it’s store no more. The artsy object silo is packing up at the end of the week, and headed for the pastures of the online marketplace. Its last day in business on the Lower East Side is this Friday. School of Visual Arts graduate Maria Candanoza opened the pint-sized boutique at 139 […]

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T-Shirt Express Moves up the Block as 15 Orchard Street Changes Hands

Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:15 am

T-Shirt Express, the wholesale apparel shop known for its cheap price points on everything from tees and hoodies to custom designs, is on the move. Purportedly forced out due to real estate speculation. But it’s not going far. Last week, the store began packing up its longtime headquarters at 15 Orchard Street for greener pastures up […]

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SoHo’s ‘Ralo’ Tibetan Rug Company Relocating to Orchard Street

Posted December 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

Here’s something new for Orchard Street – rugs. The Bosi Contemporary gallery vacated its 2,000 square-foot retail space last June after five years at 48-50 Orchard Street. Six months later, the vacancy has been filled. A SoHo-based company specializing in Tibetan rugs is relocating here. So, in case you’re jonesin’ for a Tiger Rug and have […]

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‘Roots of Fight’ Celebrates Legendary Athletes in New Allen Street Store

Posted December 23, 2016 at 5:06 am

Apparently, pugilism is alive and well on the Lower East Side. Even if G&S Sporting Goods is gone. Exactly two years after East Coast MMA debuted on Orchard Street, a likeminded shop just debuted directly on its backside (aka 130 Allen). Roots of Fight is now in the ring, described as a boutique celebrating the […]

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Tory Burch Vacates Flagship Elizabeth Street Location After 12 Years

Posted December 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

The first ever location of Tory Burch is now dormant. It was at 257 Elizabeth Street that the eponymous designer opened her first-ever boutique in 2004. Aided by a juicy plug from Oprah Winfrey a year later, business took off big time. Now, the fashion line just ditched that history. Several readers alerted us to […]

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La Petite Mort Out of Business After 3 Years on Orchard Street 

Posted December 20, 2016 at 5:08 am

In the span of a couple weeks, fashion flight hit Lower Orchard Street. Two relatively new indie boutiques – Georgia Vintage and La Petite Mort – faded from the scene. The latter concluded its rocky tenure at 37 Orchard Street Sunday night. We had heard rumors of its demise the last couple weeks, which ultimately […]

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Rumor: La Petite Mort will Close Down its Orchard Street Shop ‘Any Day Now’

Posted December 13, 2016 at 5:13 am

Three years later, it appears La Petite Mort is about to tank. For good. Word down on Orchard Street is that “it’s just not working” for the quirky vintage boutique. That much was evident earlier this year when owner Osvaldo Jimenez (aka SlutLust) hosted a crowdfunding campaign to help stave off eviction due to alleged […]

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‘Canada Goose’ Smear Campaign Hits the Streets After SoHo Store Opening

Posted November 23, 2016 at 5:14 am

Canada Goose is high on its new outlet store in SoHo, which opened last week on Wooster Street. There is even a new two-piece billboard plugging the brand above East Houston (the one usually occupied by H&M). The street isn’t happy with the retail arrival, though. What began as vocal protests by animal rights activists […]

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This Laundry Startup Just Took Over the Former ‘Poppington’ Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted November 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

Poppington folded in May 2015. This wasn’t the only business that folded at 60 Orchard Street. In fact, Folded is on its way – a new tech startup that offers on-demand laundry services. The two levels at 60 Orchard will presumably be outfitted with laundry machines and dryers. Indeed, part of the company’s credo is […]

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