‘Colfax and Bale’ Will Soon Bring Streetwear and Urban Vibes to 174 Ludlow Street

Posted August 21, 2014 at 6:09 am

Colfax and Bale sounds more like a high-end department store or maybe one of those law firms advertised on the subway. Far from it, though. It’s actually the name of a new street-style apparel store opening at 174 Ludlow Street. For the last year, 174 Ludlow had been a vacancy, with its security gate perpetually shuttered. […]

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TOMS Shoes Opening Flagship NYC Store on Elizabeth Street

Posted August 18, 2014 at 5:10 am

National fashion brands continue their eastward quest through the gold coast of Little Italy. Side by side with the “it-costs-a-month’s-rent- to-shop” indie boutiques. The latest to snatch up valuable retail property here is TOMS. It appears the slip-on shoe brand recently signed a lease at 264 Elizabeth Street. This is a first for TOMS in […]

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Tokyo Rebel Finds a New Home at 158 Allen Street

Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Where so many other boutiques have failed – most recently, Feltraiger – another is rolling the dice at 158 Allen Street. And a familiar face, at that. Alphabet City refugee Tokyo Rebel finally found a new permanent home. The five-year-old unique boutique opened its latest flagship store at 158 Allen on Tuesday afternoon. The event was […]

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Volang Boutique Shutters After 4-Year Tenure on Orchard Street

Posted July 22, 2014 at 6:08 am

A few weeks shy of its fourth anniversary on the Lower East Side, women’s boutique, Volang, packed up and left. We passed 147 Orchard Street yesterday afternoon to find the store a ghost town. There are no updates via social media or website announcement, and the phone line is “not accepting calls at this time.” […]

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Black Scale is Moving Its Flagship to 4 Prince Street

Posted July 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Black Scale flagship boutique at 296 Elizabeth Street is reportedly moving to the Bowery. More precisely, to the embattled eastern fringe of Prince Street, which has seen its fair share of retail turnover the last couple years. We are told the Black Scale streetwear brand will soon re-launch inside the old Seasonal Whispers store […]

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Community 54 Relocates to Avenue B After Being Pushed Out of Clinton Street

Posted July 8, 2014 at 6:09 am

When Community 54 was forced from its digs at 54 Clinton Street back in January, partners Daymon Green and Jason Jacobs left a playful farewell that said only “gone fishing.” Well, it looks like the six-month-long trip at sea is over. A giant banner hanging from the former HQ indicates that the popular streetwear company has […]

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Portia & Manny Departs Ludlow Street After 2 Years

Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:10 am

Fashion flight continues to plague Ludlow Street within the confines of Hell Square. Even the relative noobs are now on the outs. Last month, we saw the fall of Blessed Peacemakers; this month it’s address-mate Portia & Manny. The vintage shop had been having a month-long “warehouse sale” on threads, but that all came to an […]

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Blessed Peacemakers Boutique on Ludlow is Out of Business

Posted June 27, 2014 at 6:03 am

Blessed Peacemakers simply couldn’t survive at 149 Ludlow Street. Nearly its entire two-year existence was spent in the shadows of scaffolding. Ironwork and netting from the constant construction on both flanks obstructed the store, and undoubtedly contributed to their demise. Twin leasing banners now hold court in the windows, a sight so common on the […]

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Vintage Boutique ‘GeorgiaNYC’ Opens Tonight at 27 Orchard Street

Posted June 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Just when we thought 27 Orchard Street would live a perennial pop-up existence, the store just scored a long-term tenant. Strange Loop Gallery and Phresh Produce are both in the rear-view mirror. In their place, a new vintage boutique called GeorgiaNYC. Yup, the address is returning to its previous function as clothing purveyor. GeorgiaNYC will […]

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Miss Hoe is Leaving the Bowery After 4 Years in Business

Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:08 am

Through all the retail shuffles on the eastern terminus of Prince Street the last few years, accessories boutique Miss Hoe soldiered on. Seemingly unaffected by the constant music chairs. But now it, too, is ready to depart. At the end of this month (June 30), the store will close its doors at the corner of […]

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