Turnover at 4 Prince Street: Cowboy Shoe Repair & Luscious NYC

Posted on: April 2nd, 2010 at 6:33 am by

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The corner of Bowery and Prince is a hotbed of activity these days.  Indeed, in the wake of news that Miss Hoe is set to open at 230 Bowery, there is more retail turnover to report just around the corner at 4 Prince Street.

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Let’s first start with Cowboy Shoe Repair, which, until recently, occupied the eastern half of the storefront.  Many people rave about the service here, which helped earn the cobbler, Byron Valarezo, a spot on the Village Voice’s Best of 2008:

Though he charges a tad more than most shoe-repair shops (prices vary on a case-by-case basis), our friend quickly discovered why his loyal clientele of fashionistas and celebrities call him the “miracle worker.”

If you want him to fix your shoes now, you’ll need to stroll further inland to the new location at 396 Broome Street, between Mulberry and Cleveland Place.

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In the western half of the storefront, one high-end boutique begets another.  Nikki Laura has vanished, and although their pink signage still hangs above, the replacement is announced in the windows.  Luscious NYC is a self-proclaimed lifestyle shop specializing in lingerie and swimwear.  And they are hiring.

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