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Pip-Squeak Chapeau Boutique Ends Its Tenancy on Clinton Street

Posted December 3, 2014 at 5:30 am

Pip-Squeak Chapeau was seemingly a popular addition to the Clinton Street landscape upon its arrival back in 2011. Unfortunately for fans of the tiny boutique, though, this Lower East Side flirtation came to an end last week. It was ultimately a three-and-a-half year romance with the neighborhood. According to the Facebook page, Pip-Squeak Chapeau is […]

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FEIT Direct Opens Its Flagship Store on the Bowery

Posted November 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

Two months of renovations at 2 Prince Street culminated in the grand opening of FEIT Direct (pronounced “fight”) over the weekend. The upscale boutique, maker of handmade luxury footwear for men and women, is now headquartered at the corner of Bowery and Prince. This, of course, was previously home to Miss Hoe, which relocated to […]

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Tictail E-Commerce Startup Opening Holiday Pop-Up in the Former Earnest Sewn on Orchard Street

Posted November 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Earnest Sewn shuttered its overpriced denim boutique at 90 Orchard Street nearly one year ago. The historically attractive cornershop – owned by Lower East Side mainstay Mark Miller – has been vacant ever since. From what we could gather, the site essentially became a workshop in those ensuing months, peppered with various tools and other […]

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Rent Hike Forces Lindsey Thornburg Boutique Down to 21 Orchard Street

Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

With all the upheaval in and around Hell Square the last decade, one business continues to pinball from store to store. Boutique owner Lindsey Thornburg, presently at 114 Stanton Street, is about to embark on a journey from the battered area, poised for the fruits Chinatown. Lindsey Thornburg opened the eponymous store at 114 Stanton […]

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Lululemon Founder’s Wife Opening ‘Kit & Ace’ Boutique on Elizabeth Street

Posted November 5, 2014 at 6:08 am

Kit & Ace is a fledgling fashion enterprise that specializes in “technical luxury” products. To the layperson, that means functional clothing at a premium price. The business was co-founded earlier this year by Shannon Wilson – wife of billionaire Lululemon owner Chip – and her son JJ. With that kind of platinum pedigree, expansion to all […]

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Pixie Market is Moving from Stanton Street; Owners Plan New Concept

Posted October 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

The self-described “destination for all things cute and trendy” is presently on the move. That would, of course, be the Pixie Market at 100 Stanton Street, a well-regarded boutique that offers trends on the cheap. A sign in the window advertises a deep discount on all items in the teensy store. Co-owner Gaelle Drevet confirms […]

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Agent Provocateur is Opening a Third Manhattan Location on Elizabeth Street

Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:03 am

Haute lifestyle boutique Condor is no longer part of the gold-coast landscape of Little Italy. The business closed its three-year-old shop at 259 Elizabeth Street at the end of August, but has been running a pop-up locale down on Kenmare Street in the interim. Now it’s again without a home. Condor flew the coop thanks […]

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‘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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