Fashion Flight

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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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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Reed Space will Close Today After 15 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

Fifteen years. Gone just like that. And so is Reed Space. The Lower East Side tastemaker is ending its operations on Orchard Street after business today. The store has been having a fire sale for weeks. A “reset” of sorts is promised, which would include a new store altogether. However, the location, and any future […]

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ODD. Boutique is Moving from Ludlow Street After 4 Years

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:11 am

This is ODD. This is tombstone signage. This is Misrahi Realty letting you know that 164 Ludlow Street is leasing again. This is fashion flight. The ODD. New York boutique (stylized with the period) is on its way out after spending more than four years in Hell Square. The store modified the “for rent” sign […]

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Helmut Lang Packs up Prince Street Store After 2 Years in Business

Posted September 8, 2016 at 5:09 am

You’d figure a well established fashion brand could make it work on the trendy corner of Prince and Elizabeth Streets. After all, the area is overrun with such upscale fare. That would be incorrect, though. More than two-and-a-half years into operations, Helmut Lang just vacated its foothold in Little Italy. All branding was scrubbed from […]

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‘Reed Space’ Calls it Quits After 15 Years on Orchard Street, but Seeks New Digs

Last modified August 29, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Reed Space, one of the longest running tastemakers on the Lower East Side, is packing up the store for good after fifteen years on the block. Its last day at 151 Orchard Street is September 30, promising a nebulous “reset” in the near future. Leasing sign and announcement to fan faithful all but confirm the […]

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Amarcord Vintage Forced from SoHo After Purported 400% Increase in Rent

Posted May 2, 2016 at 5:13 am

How many different ways (or number of times) can this same story be told – building sells, landlord hikes the rents to unaffordable levels, small businesses succumb as a result. We see this progression play out so often it’s scary. Amarcord Vintage is the latest commercial venture to fall victim to the disturbing trend. The sixteen-year-old […]

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The Little Shoe Store Closes Today After 2 Years on Clinton Street

Posted March 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

Almost immediately after the closure announcement, tombstone “for rent” signage became a fixture in the windows of The Little Shoe Store on Clinton Street. Its time on the block is drawing to a close. Today is the last day of business in real life. Blame the mid-block construction at 50 Clinton Street for the closure. […]

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