Fashion Flight

CB3 Proposes Special East Village District to Encourage Retail Diversity

Posted May 31, 2017 at 10:32 am

From the Bowery Boogie inbox: Community Board 3 Economic Development Committee Public Forum: Special Zoning District Please join us for a presentation and give comments on a proposed special district in the East Village. A special district is an overlay to modify the zoning of an area to meet specific goals. CB3 is considering a […]

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Lindsey Thornburg is Moving Her Orchard Street Boutique to Chelsea

Posted May 26, 2017 at 9:24 am

The two-year tenure of Lindsey Thornburg at 21 Orchard Street is coming to an end. The eponymous store owner is moving to an “appointment only atelier in Chelsea” in the coming days. When asked why she was relocating, Thornburg mentioned how she wanted “to be closer to the garment district.” Makes sense. And thus concludes […]

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‘Killion’ Kills off Orchard Street Boutique After Less Than 2 Years

Last modified May 25, 2017 at 6:59 pm

Another Orchard Street boutique bites the dust. Killion killed off its Lower East Side store a couple weeks ago without much notice to the neighborhood. The silent shutter frees up one of three retail spaces at 145 Orchard, an address familiar with high turnover (aka “Orchard Estate”). Killion debuted at Orchard Street in August 2015, peddling “modern […]

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‘Epaulet’ Returns to LA, Ditches Orchard Street After 7 Years

Posted April 14, 2017 at 5:08 am

Call it an Epaulet exit. The formerly-Brooklyn-based men’s clothing and footwear brand just departed the Lower East Side after seven years. Gone for good. Ownership spent the last week pimping a fire sale, and packing up the remainder of the store. They’re apparently moving all operations back to Los Angeles, where a store opened four […]

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‘Against Nature’ Boutique on Chrystie Street Shutters After 6 Years

Posted February 17, 2017 at 5:18 am

Fashion flight hits Chrystie Street. Against Nature, the men’s boutique that debuted back in 2010, shuttered this week. It rolled up and consolidated with the flagship store on Christopher Street. Not entirely unexpected. A few weeks ago, the Lee & Associates brokerage installed an enormous leasing banner on the facade. What we often call tombstone […]

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Two Years Later, Rent Hike Refugee ‘Genesis Bridal Shop’ Closes Down

Posted February 9, 2017 at 5:09 am

Genesis Bridal Shop, a mom-and-pop shop on the Lower East Side since 1983, closed its most recent headquarters not too long ago. It held down a retail presence at 309 East Houston Street since May 2015 under the updated moniker of Genesis Party Supplies. As is often the case, though, the move was not hospitable. Indeed, […]

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‘Flow Life’ Holistic Lounge Loses its Lease After 2 Years on Orchard Street

Posted February 7, 2017 at 5:09 am

Chalk up 58 Orchard Street as another cursed retail space. The Flow Life holistic lounge shuttered last week after just over two years on the block. Reason given – per the farewell letter taped to the door – is they were “unable to negotiate a lease renewal.” Ownership is currently seeking a larger location to […]

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Quirky Boutique ‘Object_ify 139’ Quits Essex Street After 2 Years

Posted January 11, 2017 at 5:17 am

For Object_ify 139, it’s store no more. The artsy object silo is packing up at the end of the week, and headed for the pastures of the online marketplace. Its last day in business on the Lower East Side is this Friday. School of Visual Arts graduate Maria Candanoza opened the pint-sized boutique at 139 […]

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La Petite Mort Out of Business After 3 Years on Orchard Street 

Posted December 20, 2016 at 5:08 am

In the span of a couple weeks, fashion flight hit Lower Orchard Street. Two relatively new indie boutiques – Georgia Vintage and La Petite Mort – faded from the scene. The latter concluded its rocky tenure at 37 Orchard Street Sunday night. We had heard rumors of its demise the last couple weeks, which ultimately […]

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Rumor: La Petite Mort will Close Down its Orchard Street Shop ‘Any Day Now’

Posted December 13, 2016 at 5:13 am

Three years later, it appears La Petite Mort is about to tank. For good. Word down on Orchard Street is that “it’s just not working” for the quirky vintage boutique. That much was evident earlier this year when owner Osvaldo Jimenez (aka SlutLust) hosted a crowdfunding campaign to help stave off eviction due to alleged […]

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