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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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‘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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‘ELKEL’ Opening its First Brick-and-Mortar Boutique at 48 Hester Street

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:17 am

Men’s fashion is apparently still in at 48 Hester Street. Several months after shirt purveyor Gowan closed down, another boutique is on deck. This one focuses on “luxury men’s urban wear.” ELKEL officially announced itself last week with a few computer printouts and window neon. 48 Hester Street is the brand’s first solo brick-and-mortar. According […]

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Quirky Boutique ‘Object_ify 139’ Quits Essex Street After 2 Years

Posted January 11, 2017 at 5:17 am

For Object_ify 139, it’s store no more. The artsy object silo is packing up at the end of the week, and headed for the pastures of the online marketplace. Its last day in business on the Lower East Side is this Friday. School of Visual Arts graduate Maria Candanoza opened the pint-sized boutique at 139 […]

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‘Roots of Fight’ Celebrates Legendary Athletes in New Allen Street Store

Posted December 23, 2016 at 5:06 am

Apparently, pugilism is alive and well on the Lower East Side. Even if G&S Sporting Goods is gone. Exactly two years after East Coast MMA debuted on Orchard Street, a likeminded shop just debuted directly on its backside (aka 130 Allen). Roots of Fight is now in the ring, described as a boutique celebrating the […]

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Tory Burch Vacates Flagship Elizabeth Street Location After 12 Years

Posted December 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

The first ever location of Tory Burch is now dormant. It was at 257 Elizabeth Street that the eponymous designer opened her first-ever boutique in 2004. Aided by a juicy plug from Oprah Winfrey a year later, business took off big time. Now, the fashion line just ditched that history. Several readers alerted us to […]

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La Petite Mort Out of Business After 3 Years on Orchard Street 

Posted December 20, 2016 at 5:08 am

In the span of a couple weeks, fashion flight hit Lower Orchard Street. Two relatively new indie boutiques – Georgia Vintage and La Petite Mort – faded from the scene. The latter concluded its rocky tenure at 37 Orchard Street Sunday night. We had heard rumors of its demise the last couple weeks, which ultimately […]

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Rumor: La Petite Mort will Close Down its Orchard Street Shop ‘Any Day Now’

Posted December 13, 2016 at 5:13 am

Three years later, it appears La Petite Mort is about to tank. For good. Word down on Orchard Street is that “it’s just not working” for the quirky vintage boutique. That much was evident earlier this year when owner Osvaldo Jimenez (aka SlutLust) hosted a crowdfunding campaign to help stave off eviction due to alleged […]

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‘Seize Sur Vingt’ Opening New Bowery Brick-and-Mortar Boutique Tomorrow

Posted October 31, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Bowery mid-section is transitioning to an unaffordable, high-end playground. With galleries galore, multimillion-dollar condos, an Ace Hotel, the International Center of Photography, and CitizenM hotel already in the mix, trendy fashion is following. The latest entrant is ready to make a mark in this arena… Max Sun restaurant supply company downsized its operation a couple […]

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‘LES Popped’ Finds a New Home with Wendy Mink Jewelry on Orchard Street

Posted October 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

Two Lower East Side retailers are coming together at 72 Orchard Street. One, a veteran; the other, more freshman. The Wendy Mink boutique just welcomed a co-tenant after more than eight years selling jewelry on the block. Brand of choice is LES Popped, the local artisan market that briefly occupied 365 Grand Street for several […]

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