EdgeNY NOHO Officially Closed

Posted on: January 4th, 2010 at 3:23 pm by

It’s a sad day for independent design.  Although rumors of its demise have been swirling for several months now, EdgeNY NOHO, the emporium of independent designers on Bleecker Street, officially closed its doors on December 30th. One of the first places to offer “storefront” space to up-and-coming designers, Edge opened to plenty of buzz in August 2005, getting a boost from its built-in fan base at The Market NYC.

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Over the last couple of years, emerging designers came and went, and Edge wasn’t able to attract enough customers or press to sustain itself. Despite its location, just steps away from bustling Broadway, Edge was the invisible store on a stretch of Bleecker Street that seemed to be No Man’s Land.

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For some former Edge tenants, though, timing was everything.  Indeed, some abandoned ship to open their own boutiques before it was too late.  Lois Eastlund, Sohung Designs, Attitude by Jeanne, and Reinerland have all successfully opened storefronts on the Lower East Side and the East Village.

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