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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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Claw Money Boutique on Delancey Street Temporarily Closed for Storefront Renovation

Posted February 3, 2016 at 9:24 am

​The storefront renovation of 101 Delancey has been ongoing for months. Since at least last summer, when the first plywood encasements first made a cameo. Now that same job just sidelined the Claw Money graffiti style boutique at the corner of Ludlow Street. Temporarily, we’re told. “[The landlord] is just changing the front facade,” Ms. […]

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Colfax & Bale Wraps Up Sales on Ludlow Street After Less Than 2 Years

Posted January 19, 2016 at 5:11 am

Lots more fashion flight to report in Hell Square. Now it’s Colfax & Bale that’s gone bust. The urban-wear boutique at 174 Ludlow Street shuttered within the last week. We’re told that the lease expired on January 15, and the landlord “would not renew the lease.” The shop was another in a long line of […]

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Patricia Field’s Bowery Boutique will Probably Close Next Month

Posted January 13, 2016 at 5:18 am

​Iconic downtown designer Patricia Field announced in December that she was retiring after her impressive fifty-year run. At the time, the 74-year-old luminary noted that her namesake Bowery boutique would live through the springtime. Not the case, actually. A recent email to “loyal” clients, obtained by Racked, indicates the closing is much sooner. As in, […]

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‘Scumbags & Superstars’ Moves from Brooklyn to 100 Clinton Street

Posted January 12, 2016 at 5:18 am

You’ve likely seen the large-lettered adhesives stuck to various street furniture around the neighborhood, each carrying the tagline, “scumbags & superstars.” Such is the moniker of the lifestyle brand that peddles a variety of pulp-style streetwear: “monster clothing and accessories for weirdos,” like patches, hoodies, beanies, and tshirts. And they’ve just moved to the Lower […]

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Tictail E-commerce Shop Reopens on Orchard Street Today

Posted January 11, 2016 at 9:22 am

After two successful holiday season stints, the e-commerce shop Tictail decided to make a more permanent presence on the Lower East Side. Gallerist and building owner Mark Miller just brought the crew back to 90 Orchard Street for more retail peddling. The brick-and-mortar shop reopened today after a few weeks behind paper shades. As before, […]

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