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One ‘Privilege’ of a Shop Pops Up at 155 Suffolk Street

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side now has the privilege of Privilege. The Brooklyn-based urban lifestyle boutique just opened a pop-up shop at 155 Suffolk Street. It’s a two-week retail collaboration that includes various choices of apparel, footwear, and skate goods. The five-year-old brand will continue selling at 155 Suffolk Street through July 3. Thereafter, you’ll need to shop […]

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Three Months on, Enz’s Rockabilly Boutique Seeks Loans to Help Cover Explosion-Related Costs

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

The proverbial road to recovery in the wake of the Second Avenue Blast has been a struggle for Enz’s Rockabilly Store. While not in one of the collapsed tenements, the business was nevertheless affected, spending some two months in exile. Enz’s pinballed between a few other Lower East Side storefronts (below East Houston) during the […]

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The Cast Forced off Orchard Street Due to Rent Hike

Posted June 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

The Cast lost its lease to 71 Orchard Street and is in search for a new location. It had operated here for five years, and is now empty as of yesterday. Owner Chuck Guarino posted the unfortunate news to the brand’s Facebook page this week, noting that gear is currently available in a pop-up across […]

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Yokkoyama Hat Market Opens on Eldridge Street

Posted June 11, 2015 at 5:10 am

How’s this for retail diversity on the Lower East Side. A new indie millinery just debuted at the long-dormant 116 Eldridge Street. Yokkoyama Hat Market, as the establishment is called, joined the retail landscape earlier this week with its bilingual signage. Founded by local husband-wife team Shoko and Hirohisa Yokoyama (on the LES for ten […]

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Giselle Moves Down the Block to the Old Lea’s Dress Shop Space

Posted June 4, 2015 at 5:15 am

With Lea’s Dress Shop out of the picture, a familiar face has just taken up residence at 125 Orchard Street. Giselle from up the block. The store had undergone a winter of renovations, and only now emerging for its due. Indeed, this  latest iteration of Giselle is now operational. Awning was installed within the last […]

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‘Miss Hoe’ Opens Another Pop-Up Boutique at 26 Canal Street

Posted June 3, 2015 at 5:10 am

Ever since Miss Hoe departed 2 Prince Street last June, the boutique has been livin’ like a refugee. It relocated to 11 Kenmare Street (aka 176 Bowery) three months later, maintaining a pop-up presence in the interim. Even after the notorious Thor Equities snapped up the building in early May for $10.2 million. Now, a southerly […]

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‘Narifuri’ Cyclist-Centric Brand Opens Boutique Shop on Orchard Street

Posted June 1, 2015 at 5:13 am

Ever since Shi Eurasia moved around the corner last October, its former digs at 143 Orchard Street remained cloaked in secrecy. A drop-cloth hung in the windows as shades while a lone bicycle teased an unknown new entrant. Well, the cat is now out of the bag. A new cyclist-centric specialty store called Narifuri debuts here […]

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Canadian Apparel Company ‘Roots’ is Opening a Store on Elizabeth Street

Posted April 14, 2015 at 5:13 am

The northern end of Elizabeth Street is quickly becoming a destination for boutique-sized outposts of mid-level corporate brands. Seriously. In the last couple years, we’ve seen the arrival of Wolverine Company Store, Schott, L’Agent (sub-label of Agent Provocateur), and TOMS Shoes. This quick succession of consumerism ultimately comes at the expense of high rents and […]

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Specialty Pencil Store ‘CW Pencil Enterprise’ Debuts on Forsyth Street

Posted March 31, 2015 at 5:10 am

Your standard-issue #2 pencil ain’t gonna cut it anymore. Not with a trendy pencil purveyor now slinging graphite on the Lower East Side. CW Pencil Enterprise – a small business founded by one Caroline Weaver in November 2014 – debuted earlier this month at 100a Forsyth Street. The CW brick-and-mortar boutique store is stocked with […]

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Marvel Comics and Five Four Collaboration Launching Bowery Pop-Up This Weekend

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

Comic book-inspired fashion is headed to the Bowery this weekend. In a rather strange pairing, Marvel Comics recently jumped in bed with the monthly shopping club Five Four to create a limited-edition collection. The new collaboration is described in media materials as the “conclusion of two brands coming together around their desire to constantly interpret and […]

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