Fashion

‘Killion’ Kills off Orchard Street Boutique After Less Than 2 Years

Last modified May 25, 2017 at 6:59 pm

Another Orchard Street boutique bites the dust. Killion killed off its Lower East Side store a couple weeks ago without much notice to the neighborhood. The silent shutter frees up one of three retail spaces at 145 Orchard, an address familiar with high turnover (aka “Orchard Estate”). Killion debuted at Orchard Street in August 2015, peddling “modern […]

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Wendy Mink Parts with ‘Popped’ to Create ‘Project Platform NYC’ on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:17 am

LES Popped is pooped. The refugee retailer recently parted ways with 72 Orchard Street, where it maintained a short-lived marketplace partnership with Wendy Mink Jewelry. That relationship, forged last October, concluded earlier this month. Brick-and-mortar no more. In the wake of its departure, Wendy Mink Jewelry soldiers on, having teamed up with Chicago jeweler Robin […]

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‘Epaulet’ Returns to LA, Ditches Orchard Street After 7 Years

Posted April 14, 2017 at 5:08 am

Call it an Epaulet exit. The formerly-Brooklyn-based men’s clothing and footwear brand just departed the Lower East Side after seven years. Gone for good. Ownership spent the last week pimping a fire sale, and packing up the remainder of the store. They’re apparently moving all operations back to Los Angeles, where a store opened four […]

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Payless ShoeSource on Delancey Street Steps Down After 6 Years

Posted April 5, 2017 at 5:10 am

Payless ShoeSource just stepped down from the Lower East Side. Its six-year-old store at 130 Delancey Street – in the base of Blue condos – shuttered last week. The shelves are empty, leaving the store just another white-box space for the taking. News of its closure first surfaced in February, when announcements were placed in […]

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This Clinton Street Hair Salon Uses Dolls for an Anti-Trump Window Display

Posted March 21, 2017 at 5:06 am

Now, here’s a window display worth scoping out. The Kropps & Bobbers hair salon at Clinton Street is sticking it to Trump with an assorted assembly of Barbie and Ken knockoffs. Each one is posing with a different social message to address the myriad scandals of the Trump administration. Collectively saying, Dump Trump. Women’s rights, […]

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Procell Vintage Expands into Adjacent Delancey Car Service Space

Posted March 10, 2017 at 5:09 am

Since 2009, the scruffy storefront at 7 Delancey Street has continuously hosted a local car service. Beginning when the Allen Car Service relocated from around the corner (137 Allen). Then, a couple years later, it became Ajay Car-Limo. And, now it’s altogether gone, replaced by the guy next door. Vintage purveyor Brian Procell recently took […]

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Five Years Later, Carhartt WIP is Moving Around the Corner to Lafayette Street

Last modified March 1, 2017 at 10:48 am

Five years after its SoHo debut on Crosby Street, Carhartt is moving its Work in Progress-branded store one block east. The company literally planted a flag at 284 Lafayette Street earlier this month, and contractors have been feverishly readying the space. An employee tells us that the store “outgrew its space,” so corporate decided to […]

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With ‘Walltime,’ Bowery and East Houston Becomes User-Generated TV Screen

Posted February 21, 2017 at 5:13 am

Over the years, the south-facing exposure of 294 Bowery has boasted its fair share of advertising. And plenty of graffiti, naturally. Everything from static billboards like the enormous Grand Theft Auto IV banner (April 2008) to videos pimping Ciroc vodka or the fight to save turtles. Now, this enormous white space above (and unrelated to) […]

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Laces Out: Payless is Closing Delancey Street Store After 6 Years

Posted February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Payless ShoeSource is a goner. The six-year-old store at 130 Delancey Street – inside the big-box base of the Blue condo – is closing in short order. Discount signs in the windows announce the closure and requisite sale, employing the tagline, “closing here but open near.” (The nearest location is 34th Street.) Payless has apparently […]

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‘Against Nature’ Boutique on Chrystie Street Shutters After 6 Years

Posted February 17, 2017 at 5:18 am

Fashion flight hits Chrystie Street. Against Nature, the men’s boutique that debuted back in 2010, shuttered this week. It rolled up and consolidated with the flagship store on Christopher Street. Not entirely unexpected. A few weeks ago, the Lee & Associates brokerage installed an enormous leasing banner on the facade. What we often call tombstone […]

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