Fashion Flight

‘Quinn NYC’ is Ditching its Orchard Street Boutique

Posted September 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

Quinn NYC doesn’t have much time left on Orchard Street. The token tombstone signage appeared above the entrance to the boutique last week courtesy of Misrahi Realty. Apparently, the company is focusing on its new operation at the South Street Seaport. “We have opened a studio experience in The Seaport,” a spokesperson confirms in an […]

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SHUT Skateboards Shutting Down its Orchard Street HQ

Last modified August 21, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Looks like SHUT is shutting its flagship skateshop on the Lower East Side. The store has been part of the retail landscape here for about ten years. And as of last week, there is now a Misrahi Realty leasing sign hanging in the front window. It’s indication enough that more turnover is around the corner. […]

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Wendy Mink’s Orchard Street Boutique Closed Yesterday After 10 Years

Posted July 31, 2017 at 5:05 am

Longtime jewelry boutique Wendy Mink just departed Orchard Street after ten years on the block. And with it, the nascent Project Platform concept. Its last day at 72 Orchard Street was yesterday. Mink had just teamed up with Chicago jeweler Robin Richman and designer Penelope’s Stories three months ago to create Project Platform NYC. The new […]

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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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Unable to Negotiate Lease Renewal, ‘Flow Life’ Holistic Lounge Departs After 2 Years on Orchard Street

Last modified July 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm

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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