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Market NYC Returns to Little Italy with 10-Year Lease at 290 Mulberry Street

Posted November 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

​No more holiday pop-ups. The years-long search for a permanent commercial tenant at the undulating 290 Mulberry Street development concluded last week. A familiar face is returning to the block. Market NYC reportedly signed a ten-year lease for the ground level. Nirvanna Designs is SOL this season. The current plan is to be up and running at […]

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Anthom Boutique Takes Over from CULTUREfix at 9 Clinton Street

Posted November 18, 2015 at 9:34 am

Sixteen months since CULTUREfix called it quits, its former bilevel home finally found a taker. The story line here is bar to boutique. Chelsea fashion peddler, Anthom, took its fancy shmancy womenswear to 9 Clinton Street last month. The Lower East Side outpost is the second for owner Ashley Turchin. Anthom is an ecommerce-cum-brick-and-mortar that […]

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Nudie Jeans NYC Flagship is Now Open on the Bowery

Posted November 13, 2015 at 5:16 am

Risque in name only, it’s just another boutique. Teaser wrapping paper is finally gone, the store stocked with product. Indeed, Nudie Jeans unveiled its flagship shop this week on the once-gritty corner of Spring Street and the Bowery. This new store represents the first official retail presence for the Swedish brand in New York City. […]

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Alexander Olch Reopens His Menswear Boutique in Larger Canal Street Store

Posted November 10, 2015 at 5:13 am

For Alexander Olch, two weeks of marathon renovations ultimately bore fruit. His upgraded boutique location two doors down at 53 Canal Street is ready for the big time. Officially open and stocked with plenty of trendy formal wear, including shirts, ties, bowties, and scarves. The corner space – formerly Wing Shang Market – shed its […]

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Ben Sherman is Closing Its Flagship SoHo Store at the End of December

Posted October 14, 2015 at 5:12 am

It’s a veritable Evacuation Day of sorts, albeit just shy of the anniversary. The British-based fashion line Ben Sherman is withdrawing from New York City after anchoring its SoHo block for nigh on ten years. There is no overt mention of the shutter on its facade, but the plethora of sale signage in the windows […]

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Haute Hippie on Prince Street Looks to be Donezo

Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:14 am

Haute Hippie faded without the fanfare of its opening at 9 Prince Street. The store is fully clothed in brown butcher paper to mask the emptiness within; inventory is gone from the shelves. That’s right, the Manhattan-based, oxymoronous fashion line seemingly threw in the towel sometime in the last couple weeks. Emails to the brand […]

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Carolina Sarria Boutique Opening at 149 Ludlow Street

Posted October 6, 2015 at 5:14 am

Blessed Peacemakers relinquished control of 149 Ludlow Street in the summer of 2014. It was a tough run for the boutique, considering its entire two-years of existence were spent behind a business-killing shield of plywood and scaffolding. Seriously, construction on the block had a sidewalk bridge here for some four years. Until a couple months […]

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‘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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