Alternative Apparel Flagship Will Open Next Door to American Apparel on April 15

Posted April 11, 2014 at 6:04 am

Seemingly banking on perpetual customer confusion, Alternative Apparel has decided to open its first city store right next door to its namesake nemesis in SoHo. Innuendo-laden window signage (“get inside me”) went up last month at 281 Lafayette Street, adjacent to the pseudo-temporary American Apparel outlet shop. Bills are also glued to plywood surfaces around […]

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aNYthing Loses Its Commercial Lease at 103 Allen Street

Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:08 am

Urban skatebrand aNYthing is on the move yet again. The boutique reportedly lost its lease at 103 Allen Street, and closed last month with a going away fire sale. Its tenure here was rather short – just about a year in business. A pair of leasing signs now hangs from the roll-down gate. According to […]

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SR Luxury Backpacks Launches Month-Long Rivington Street Pop-Up

Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Despite recent liquor license applications to the contrary, 125 Rivington Street can’t attract a long-term tenant to save its life. Nightlife almost made it here with The Carolinas concept, but that seems to have faded. So, the store continues its track record in recent years as a perennial pop-up shop. And we have another taker. […]

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Old Hollywood on Broome Street Packs Up for Brooklyn

Posted March 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

After a two-and-a-half-year run, it’s curtains for Old Hollywood on Broome Street. The Brooklyn-based vintage boutique shuttered its Lower East Side location last week, consolidating assets with the OG outlet. Over the weekend, the store at 250 Broome was itself being cleared and cleaned. This particular closure was expected, though. Tombstone signage courtesy of Misrahi […]

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Altman Luggage Under New Ownership on Orchard Street

Posted March 27, 2014 at 6:06 am

Here and now, a week after Daniel’s Leather moved away, a ray of light for the old-school bargain district merchants on Orchard Street. Altman Luggage is in good standing and staying put … for now, at least. Apparently, a longtime employee has taken over the business. One Boogie reader sent us the following update: Happened to […]

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Leather Loss: Bargain Vet ‘Daniel’s Leather’ Departs Orchard Street

Posted March 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

A pillar of the struggling leather vendor community on Orchard Street is down for the count. After nearly twenty years on the block, Daniel’s Leather, which at one point owned additional stores in the immediate area, is now out of business. Reason for the closure is not even worth mentioning; you already know why. The […]

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Ziontalis on Eldridge Street in 1945, Photo: Ziontalis

Lower East Side Judaica Vet ‘Ziontalis’ Leaves NYC for Florida

Posted March 18, 2014 at 10:02 am

Ziontalis hasn’t been part of the Lower East Side Fabric since 1997, when the Judaica shop relocated to the garment district. It left behind a tenement storefront at 48 Eldridge Street, which had been its headquarters since the very beginning. Since 1920, when founding patriarch Samuel Yaroslawitz began manufacturing and importing/exporting Judaica to/from New York […]

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Burkina Changes Its Name to ‘Got It 4 Cheap’; Expansion Planned

Posted March 18, 2014 at 6:09 am

In 2011, Burkina NYC was chased from its home of seventeen years on East Houston to make way for a nightlife establishment that few frequent – Preserve 24. The urban outfitter eventually settled north of the border at 69 First Avenue, right beside Downtown Bakery. Though, it almost didn’t make it out alive. Back in […]

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Tani Shoes Announces Itself on Ludlow Street, Opens on Thursday

Posted March 3, 2014 at 5:35 am

Trendy Upper West Side shoe company Tani officially announced itself to Hell Square denizens over the weekend. We first reported on their arrival last week. The black canopy installed by its predecessor, Steve Madden Warehouse, was altered (i.e. erased) to prepare for the imminent arrival. Store signage was also affixed. Within the store itself, shelves […]

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Sheherazade Moroccan Furniture Store at 121 Orchard Street is Now for Rent

Posted February 27, 2014 at 5:26 am

The last few years couldn’t have been easy for Sheherazade at 121 Orchard Street. Bookended by semi-permanent scaffolding and perpetual construction activity (both hotels, we might add), the specialty Moroccan furniture shop is pretty much out of sight. Now, the real estate reaper is coming for them. Attached to the entryway is a new “for rent” […]

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