Fashion

‘Little Paws’ Pet Store is a First for Clinton Street

Posted November 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

The restaurant row of Clinton Street is about to welcome, wait for it, a pet store. Little Paws boutique just opened its doors a couple weeks ago, and marks a milestone of sorts. It’s seemingly the only pet store along Clinton Street. Not counting, of course, the Koneko cat cafe just a few paces to […]

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Freemans Sporting Club Barbershop Ditches Rivington Street, Rebrands as ‘Tuft’

Posted October 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Freemans Sporting Club “Barbershop” is now erased from Rivington Street. You may have noticed the brown paper hanging in the windows of its four-year-old space. Thanks to a lease expiration, elements of the business are forging ahead with a different name and location altogether. During this interim period, the Barbershop crew – armed with […]

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‘Human Nature’ Barber Shop Puts Down Roots at 71 Orchard Street

Posted October 24, 2017 at 5:09 am

At 71 Orchard Street, the flirtation with food is finished. Now back to fashion. The narrow closet of a space was vacated by Bing Kitchen last March and remained a vacancy until now. Brooklyn-based entrepreneur Anwar Isaacs converted the store into a tiny, two-chair barbershop called Human Nature. The self-described “barber and image consultant” should […]

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Cactus Store’s Essex Street Pop-Up Stand Closes Down on Sunday

Posted October 23, 2017 at 5:10 am

With autumn in full swing, seasonal shops are transitioning. Down on Essex Street, the Cactus Store is less than a week shy of departing westward. The Los Angeles-based cactus purveyor is slated to end its pop-up at 5 Essex Street next Sunday (October 29). They apparently received the last shipment of the season before it […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of ‘A.N. Headwear’ on Orchard Street

Posted October 19, 2017 at 5:14 am

A.N. Headwear is throwing its hat into the art exhibit ring. Longtime Greek Jewish community member, Aris Negrin, has peddled hats for fifty years on upper Orchard Street. At the same address, in fact – 145 Orchard. He initially amassed his collection from hat warehouses or hat stores, being particularly drawn to pieces that people brushed […]

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‘Winky Lux’ Offers its Millennial Makeup Options at New Ludlow Street Store

Posted October 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

Hood by Air is gone with the wind, and Winky Lux took advantage. For the last year-and-change, Lower East Side-based street fashion collective Hood by Air counted 69 Ludlow Street as home. And in secret fashion, as is their usual motive. The ten-year-old brand secured the spot in February 2016, and for a brief moment, […]

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CW Pencil Enterprise Reopens on Orchard Street this Friday

Posted October 17, 2017 at 5:16 am

The so-called “purveyors of superior graphite” are readying their illustrious return to the Lower East Side. CW Pencil Enterprise just announced that the store will resume retail operations at the new Orchard Street digs this Friday. The change of scenery was owed to interior remodeling at its old Forsyth Street location. Renovations reportedly created a […]

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Maison Kitsuné Fashion Imprint Opens Flagship Store in SoHo

Posted October 13, 2017 at 5:05 am

The mid-section of Lafayette Street continues its act as overflow for the cascading waterfall of brands from the nearby SoHo shopping district. The latest entrant is the French-Japanese record label and fashion imprint, Maison Kitsuné. The brand established itself at 248 Lafayette Street last month, replacing the onetime Mobile City Online phone store. This 1,400 […]

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Slash Reps Jimmy Webb’s ‘I Need More’ Rock Boutique at MSG Show

Posted October 13, 2017 at 5:03 am

Retail newcomer I Need More scored a high-profile advertising partner upon its opening this week thanks to Guns N’ Roses. Indeed, the one and only Slash became a brand ambassador for the new Lower East Side rock boutique. An eagle-eyed reader at the Wednesday night MSG show noticed that the guitarist extraordinaire donned a t-shirt […]

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‘Round Two’ Opens Today, Brings Vintage and Long Queues to Hell Square

Posted October 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

Round Two vintage and secondhand shop debuts later today in Hell Square. Hype is heady. A tipster tells us that excited customers began queuing outside the store at 113 Stanton Street yesterday evening. Seemingly out of nowhere, as buildout had been underway for the last couple months. Residents nearby weren’t too thrilled, though. Apparently, music […]

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