Reed Space will Close Today After 15 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

Fifteen years. Gone just like that. And so is Reed Space. The Lower East Side tastemaker is ending its operations on Orchard Street after business today. The store has been having a fire sale for weeks. A “reset” of sorts is promised, which would include a new store altogether. However, the location, and any future […]

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ODD. Boutique is Moving from Ludlow Street After 4 Years

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:11 am

This is ODD. This is tombstone signage. This is Misrahi Realty letting you know that 164 Ludlow Street is leasing again. This is fashion flight. The ODD. New York boutique (stylized with the period) is on its way out after spending more than four years in Hell Square. The store modified the “for rent” sign […]

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Biker Bag Brand ‘Timbuk2’ Announces New NoHo Flagship Store

Posted September 21, 2016 at 5:08 am

San Francisco-based bag brand Timbuk2 is opening a new flagship store in NoHo, one of two maiden outposts for the company on the East Coast. Site chosen is 325 Lafayette Street, previously occupied by furniture retailer Shimna. According to the press copy, the space will “showcase Timbuk2’s entire product line of more than 100 styles of […]

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Online Retailer ‘JCRT’ Launches Plaid Pop-up to the Bowery

Posted September 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

After nearly a year of vacancy, 350 Bowery is apparently paying the bills as a haven for pop-ups. First with garage rock revival and now Paul Bunyan plaid. Four months ago, The Strokes hosted a week-long merch shop at 352 Bowery as promotion for its GovBall performance and newest album, Future Present Past. Now, though, with festival season […]

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‘Reed Space’ Calls it Quits After 15 Years on Orchard Street, but Seeks New Digs

Last modified August 29, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Reed Space, one of the longest running tastemakers on the Lower East Side, is packing up the store for good after fifteen years on the block. Its last day at 151 Orchard Street is September 30, promising a nebulous “reset” in the near future. Leasing sign and announcement to fan faithful all but confirm the […]

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Ethik Clothing Co. Reopens Across from Its Old Orchard Street HQ

Posted April 28, 2016 at 5:14 am

Ethik Clothing Co. may have been down, but certainly not out. Three months after closing shop at 160 Orchard Street, the urbanwear boutique just reopened across the street. Almost catty-corner from its former digs. It takes over where trendy French underwear purveyors, Pull-In, previously operated. Aesthetically, the new spot at 147 Orchard seems like a […]

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‘Credo Beauty’ Opening Flagship Cosmetics Store Just off the Bowery

Posted April 20, 2016 at 5:18 am

San Francisco-based startup, Credo Beauty, is headed to the Bowery. The cosmetics company settled at 9 Prince Street for its maiden New York retail effort. That would explain the activity of late. The vacant store has been papered and primed for a new tenant since last October, when Haute Hippie went out of business. Remodeling […]

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Rat Castle Retail Goes with Rising States Pop-Up on Ludlow Street

Posted April 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Ludlow Street Rat Castle may have filled its residential ranks, but the retail space remains a vacant white box. Likely the all-too-familiar tactic of warehousing for the highest bidder. Steven Sutton, the broker who’s repping the space (Sutton Equity LLC), told us back in August that there was “serious interest” in the commercial condo […]

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Decades on, Rivington Street Fashion Stalwart ‘Tobaldi’ is Hanging it up

Last modified March 14, 2016 at 9:48 am

​The writing is on the wall. Or, rather, affixed to it. An anchor of last generation apparel vendors on Orchard Street is bowing out. It only takes a pair of eyes to see the Misrahi Realty tombstone signage on either corner of 83 Rivington Street. Time to bid farewell to Tobaldi. The haberdashery had operated […]

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The Little Shoe Store is Closing its Clinton Street HQ in April

Last modified February 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Another longtime small business is bowing out of the retail landscape of the Lower East Side. And those with teeny feet are out of luck. The Little Shoe Store is the latest to fall victim to escalating the gentrifying streetscape. High rents and loss of foot traffic on the block due to 50 Clinton are […]

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