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Cutie Room Boutique on Rivington is Closing at the End of the Month

Posted September 26, 2014 at 6:09 am

The neon pink storefront sets it apart from the neighbors, but not for much longer. Cutie Room at 5 Rivington Street is closing at the end of the month. A sign on its front door relays the news, and announces the 50% off fire sale. This latest dispatch isn’t completely out of the blue, though. […]

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Pamela Barsky is Moving Her Workspace to 17 Essex Street

Posted September 24, 2014 at 6:09 am

In May 2013, the Urban Cricket hopped to the Lower East Side and settled alongside like-minded designer Pamela Barsky at 29 Essex Street. Both brands share the commercial footprint as studio and store for their unique fashion sundries. Now, eighteen months later, we are told Ms. Barsky is moving “part of her operation” to a […]

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Ricky’s Halloween Superstore on Delancey Street is Now Open

Posted September 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

Like clockwork, the temporary Halloween stores are sprouting up throughout the city, eager to exchange shitty, one-time-wearable product for dollars. The Lower East Side is obviously no exception. Ricky’s planted two dedicated “superstores” within a few blocks of each other – 250 East Houston and 104 Delancey. The latter opened for business yesterday. This address was, […]

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‘FEIT Direct’ Footwear Brand Opening Flagship Store on the Bowery

Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Corporate conglomerates have finally colonized the easternmost fringe of Prince Street. Where just a few years ago turnover here at the corner of Bowery was quite high, stability seems ripe. Anne et Valentin, Sandro, Helmut Lang, and Maje all maintain a presence on the block. The FEIT Direct footwear brand is now joining the fray at […]

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New Salon-Cafe Called ‘FRED.’ is Opening at 192 Orchard Street

Posted September 18, 2014 at 6:11 am

A fifth hair salon is currently gearing up to open on Orchard Street between East Houston and Delancey Streets. Indeed, the former Naked Eye Optical headquarters at number 192 underwent a transformation during the last couple months, and ultimately resulted in an upscale hair joint called “FRED.” FRED. NYC is the eponymous brainchild of stylist Fred Connors, […]

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The Crumpler Store on Spring Street in Little Italy is Kaput

Posted September 18, 2014 at 5:33 am

Crumpler is pulling the plug on its minuscule retail outpost in Little Italy. The Melbourne-born company has maintained a presence at 45 Spring Street for a decade, but a recent visit revealed a leasing sign in the front window. Javis Realty from Long Island is brokering the property, but there isn’t any hard data just […]

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Booted from the Bowery, Miss Hoe Now Operating on Kenmare Street

Posted September 17, 2014 at 6:08 am

Openhouse Gallery downsized its holdings last year, and ditched the 11 Kenmare outpost for good. The 600 square-foot hindquarters of Champ Depot subsequently hosted a succession of pop-up retailers, culminating this past summer with the arrival of a popular Bowery refugee. Eclectic boutique Miss Hoe chose 11 Kenmare (aka 176 Bowery) as the setting for its […]

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Ricky’s Opens ‘Urgent Beauty Care’ Pop-Up at the Kardashian Complex on Spring Street

Posted September 16, 2014 at 6:08 am

Temporary Ricky’s Halloween stores are taking over downtown this autumnal season. Two have sprouted on the Lower East Side in as many weeks at 250 East Houston and 104 Delancey. Now another branded pop-up is slated for a high-profile corner property that’s been in the gossip rags recently. Stop by 63 Spring Street (at Lafayette) […]

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Ricky’s is Opening Another Halloween Store Inside the Old Chase Bank on Delancey

Posted September 15, 2014 at 5:24 am

The defeated storefront of the old Chase Bank on Delancey worked well for the purposes of the Urs Fischer sculpture exhibit. Its armor of tags and paint was easily a textbook example of devolution. But the Gagosian-sponsored art display ended months ago; so, too, the sheath of thick graffiti coverage. Now the alt-retail specialists at […]

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Sheila’s Decorating Moves Into Joe’s Fabric Warehouse Up the Block on Orchard Street

Posted September 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Sheila’s Decorating has been on the ropes since early spring, advertising a move that never seemed to transpire. It finally happened. Even though the 27-year-old Lower East Side business is vacating 68 Orchard Street, it’ll stick around. Sheila’s is now shacking up with another neighborhood stalwart just up Orchard Street. Storefront signage indicates that they’ve […]

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