aNYthing Loses Its Commercial Lease at 103 Allen Street

Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:08 am

Urban skatebrand aNYthing is on the move yet again. The boutique reportedly lost its lease at 103 Allen Street, and closed last month with a going away fire sale. Its tenure here was rather short – just about a year in business. A pair of leasing signs now hangs from the roll-down gate. According to […]

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Old Hollywood on Broome Street Packs Up for Brooklyn

Posted March 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

After a two-and-a-half-year run, it’s curtains for Old Hollywood on Broome Street. The Brooklyn-based vintage boutique shuttered its Lower East Side location last week, consolidating assets with the OG outlet. Over the weekend, the store at 250 Broome was itself being cleared and cleaned. This particular closure was expected, though. Tombstone signage courtesy of Misrahi […]

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Freitag’s Time on the Bowery is Concluding; Store is Leasing

Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

The revolving door of retail at 1 Prince Street continues to spin. Time has come today for the Freitag flagship on the Bowery. As of this week, two smallish leasing signs now grace the exterior of the cornershop. It probably won’t be long before business concludes at this address. This store is Freitag’s only retail […]

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‘Deth Killers of Bushwick’ Motorcycle Apparel Opening at Former Auto Repair Store on the Bowery

Posted February 11, 2014 at 6:08 am

Downtown Tire & Auto Center at Bowery and Great Jones couldn’t really stand a chance with the tidal wave of gentrification overtaking the boulevard north of Houston. After all, a corner of grease didn’t fit the new reality of luxury-360. The outer skeleton of the auto shop sits at 348 Bowery, which has been pitched […]

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The new Helmut Lang at 14 Prince St.

Helmut Lang Brands Its Prince Street Store; Plus a Peek Inside

Posted February 11, 2014 at 6:01 am

The new Helmut Lang store at 14 Prince Street is certainly on the fast track to completion. As we previously reported, the fashion brand is planning a spring 2014 opening for what will be its third city store (behind Mercer Street and the Upper West Side). However, the interior is already serviceable, with racks of […]

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Rocksmith Closes Stanton Street Flagship Store

Posted February 4, 2014 at 6:02 am

Popular hip-hop fashion label Rocksmith is no longer repping the Lower East Side. The flagship store at 153 1/2 Stanton Street is now up for grabs after nearly three years in business. Boogie reader RobbieTheK sends along word that a “for rent” sign now hangs on the shutters. Rocksmith first opened this standalone shop for […]

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Dagny + Barstow Boutique on the Bowery is Closed

Last modified February 3, 2014 at 9:35 am

Proprietors Meredith Blank and Emily Titelman of Dagny + Barstow apparently closed their Bowery store last week. An official announcement has not been made yet, but word on the street is that it’s a goner. Walking by the storefront at 264 Bowery would be confirmation enough – cardboard sits in the windows and the marquee was scraped […]

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Honey In the Rough on Rivington Street is Closing Shop

Last modified January 28, 2014 at 8:47 am

Honey in the Rough is closing down after seven years in business. Proprietor Ashley Hanosh officially shuts the door to 161 Rivington Street next month, but will hold a fire sale beginning next Monday. The news arrives just five months after Hanosh pivoted her business plan to include more gear fashioned toward “hip moms” (maternity, […]

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Helmut Lang is opening a store at 14 Prince St.

Helmut Lang Opening New Store at 14 Prince Street

Posted January 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

You may have seen the bills wheat-pasted across the neighborhood – Helmut Lang is opening a large store close to the Bowery. Ever since Cowboy Shoe Repair fled in 2010, retail has been a tough sell at Prince and Bowery. The ensuing four years were a veritable retail draught, with numerous businesses trying and failing (Fresh […]

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‘La Petite Mort’ Opening Its First Vintage Retail Shop at 37 Orchard

Posted November 20, 2013 at 6:09 am

Heretofore a psychic, then Dino Eli’s popular shoebox-sized Windows Gallery, 37 Orchard Street is now moving in a different direction. It’s entering the world of retail. In due course, online vintage store La Petite Mort will be opening its first brick-and-mortar shop here. That is, if you consider ’80s and ’90s threads vintage… La Petite […]

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