Fashion

190 Bowery Scores ‘Jumbo Pop-Up’ Tenant with Totokaelo Emporium

Last modified July 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm

The Germania Bank Building on the Bowery finally scored a ground-floor retail occupant, albeit on a temporary basis. Owner Aby Rosen signed a lease with fashion emporium Totokaelo to take 8,918 square-feet. It won’t be here for long, though, with a stated expiration of March 2018, according to the New York Post. “I’m optimistic that this short-term […]

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Extra Butter LES Opens Temporary Store While Renovating its Orchard Street HQ

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:06 am

Extra Butter, the four-year-old Lower East Side sneaker shop, is currently in a transition phase. Its headquarters is now under the knife for a series of store renovations. During this build-out period, though, the movie-themed streetwear brand already secured a Plan B. Last week, ownership moved into the smaller space next door at 125 Orchard […]

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Former LES American Apparel Becomes Equinox Showroom for Ben Shaoul Condos

Posted July 5, 2017 at 5:04 am

The former American Apparel on Orchard Street (at East Houston) has been sitting vacant, and well lit, for almost two years. It closed down in October 2015 after more than a decade in business; a watershed moment for Lower East Side gentrification trends. Several brokerage houses tried to secure a commercial tenant for the warehoused locale […]

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Trendy LA-Based ‘Cactus Store’ Now Selling out of Essex Street Greenhouse

Posted June 19, 2017 at 9:33 am

The seven-years-dormant lot at 5 Essex Street is now a temporary open-air Cactus market. The store launched last Thursday evening with an invite-only party, but opened to the public on Saturday during the torrential downpours. News of this retail endeavor – The Cactus Store – was shrouded in secrecy for weeks, until we first broke […]

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‘Trash and Vaudeville’ Manager Jimmy Webb Spins off New Rock Boutique on Orchard Street

Last modified June 16, 2017 at 8:39 pm

It’s now a rock-and-roll type of block. With the ten-year-old Dressing Room months in the grave, its inevitable replacement at 75 Orchard Street has surfaced. Jimmy Webb, primary buyer for and longtime manager of Trash and Vaudeville, is heading south of the Delancey divide for a new retail concept. The new store is called I […]

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‘2nd Time Around’ Consignment Shops Out of Business, Chaos Ensues

Posted June 9, 2017 at 9:38 am

2nd Time Around won’t get another. The national consignment chain abruptly shuttered all its stores this week, citing online competition as the main cause. Closer to home, the two-year-old outpost on East Houston Street (at Mott) harbored plenty of drama in the last several days. The store itself has been closed for about a month, […]

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Lindsey Thornburg is Moving Her Orchard Street Boutique to Chelsea

Posted May 26, 2017 at 9:24 am

The two-year tenure of Lindsey Thornburg at 21 Orchard Street is coming to an end. The eponymous store owner is moving to an “appointment only atelier in Chelsea” in the coming days. When asked why she was relocating, Thornburg mentioned how she wanted “to be closer to the garment district.” Makes sense. And thus concludes […]

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How About the ‘Bluestockings’ Facelift on Allen Street

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:15 am

Check out the Bluestockings facelift on Allen Street. The faded canopy of the last several years was deposed last week in favor of something more “loud.” This slight makeover was expected, albeit more than a year in the making. The eighteen-year-old “feminist bookstore” – one of the last in the country – raised $37,630 in […]

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Short Shorts Brand, ‘Chubbies,’ is Opening a Store on Chrystie Street Tomorrow

Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

Chrystie Street will gain a taste of frat-fashion. In just twenty-four hours, men’s short shorts brand, Chubbies, is set to open a new store at 159 Chrystie. This is the above-ground spot formerly occupied by Against Nature, which closed back in February after six years in business. The retail space itself had been undergoing renovation […]

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Spanish Kicks Company Camper Christens New ‘Lab’ on the Bowery

Posted April 28, 2017 at 5:10 am

It’s settled. You can finally purchase $285 sneakers on the Bowery. And right beside the Bowery Mission, no less. The Spanish footwear company, Camper, has you covered. The brand finally deposed the “coming soon” window skin from the facade of 221 Bowery last week to reveal its trendy CamperLab concept, a store we first told you […]

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