‘Nudie Jeans’ Brings Upscale Denim Boutique to the Bowery

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:17 am

On the heels of a corporate publicity stunt for Sprite (i.e. Sprite Corner), the high-visibility cornershop at Bowery and Spring finally found a permanent tenant. And it’s a long time coming. This store was renovated and upscaled nearly two years ago after Double Win restaurant supplier moved around the corner to Delancey Street. Window wrapping teases […]

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‘The LUD’ Now Slinging Leather Fashions at 153 Ludlow Street

Posted September 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

The barbershop was ultimately a dud, so in comes the LUD. It took a year of dormancy before the retail rank of 153 Ludlow Street was replenished. To put it a different way, another instance of warehousing the store until the perfect tenant came along to bite (i.e. high rent). In this case, a new […]

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‘Killion’ Opens Flagship Menswear Boutique on Orchard Street

Posted August 28, 2015 at 5:10 am

It took five months of searching, but the old Mastihashop space at 145 Orchard Street is now active again. Another upscale clothier just announced itself. With blinding neons. Killion is now on the dance floor. Earlier this week, Killion installed white lights on location. The boutique specializes in “modern menswear.” It offers a “sophisticated selection […]

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This Useless ‘Inutilious’ Store on Ludlow Street Sells Nothing

Posted August 21, 2015 at 5:10 am

Inutilious is an obscure trivia word that essentially means “useless.” That’s the type of retail awaiting 151 Ludlow. Photographer Adrian Wilson will open a new store at 151 Ludlow Street in a couple weeks. Unlike its trendy predecessor, Portia & Manny, this quirky shop will sell nothing. A retailer that gives everything away. The Inutilious […]

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Tory Burch ‘Sport’ Offshoot Coming Soon to Elizabeth Street

Posted July 24, 2015 at 5:11 am

Appealing to the blue-blooded Hamptons crowd, Tory Burch is creating an offshoot dedicated solely to sports. The rollout will include both e-commerce as well as brick-and-mortar. To that end, the “athleisure” product line will make a big splash this fall with a pop-up shop at its Elizabeth Street store. Just in time to celebrate Fashion […]

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With Civilianaire’s Failure, It’s a ‘2nd Time Around’ for 53 East Houston Street

Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

It was barely a comeback at all; a brief rebound, if anything. And now, the two-year-old Civilianaire at 53 East Houston Street is officially dead in the water. For real this time. In its place, something that looks exactly the same – 2nd Time Around. Signage arrived last week, as did a platoon of trendy mannequins. […]

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Incaze Jewelry Boutique Shutters After 3 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted July 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

The case of Incaze is closed. Incaze Jewelry on Ludlow Street is a goner, having departed Hell Square a few weeks ago. The store itself is now vacant with naught but its furnishings in place. The smallish accessory boutique opened at 159 Ludlow back in September 2012, and replaced the J.D. Fiske offshoot of Dolce Vita. […]

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Brian Wood Skate Style Boutique Opens on Orchard Street

Posted July 7, 2015 at 5:18 am

“We are devious,” a sign in the window of 147 Orchard Street proclaimed for the last couple weeks. The reason – a new “rebellious alternative” boutique has arrived. Fashion Designer Brian Wood opened a boutique just before the holiday. The so-called Woodshop now is in session. Here you can purchase BWOOD-brand skate styles. And its […]

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One ‘Privilege’ of a Shop Pops Up at 155 Suffolk Street

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side now has the privilege of Privilege. The Brooklyn-based urban lifestyle boutique just opened a pop-up shop at 155 Suffolk Street. It’s a two-week retail collaboration that includes various choices of apparel, footwear, and skate goods. The five-year-old brand will continue selling at 155 Suffolk Street through July 3. Thereafter, you’ll need to shop […]

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Three Months on, Enz’s Rockabilly Boutique Seeks Loans to Help Cover Explosion-Related Costs

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

The proverbial road to recovery in the wake of the Second Avenue Blast has been a struggle for Enz’s Rockabilly Store. While not in one of the collapsed tenements, the business was nevertheless affected, spending some two months in exile. Enz’s pinballed between a few other Lower East Side storefronts (below East Houston) during the […]

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