Orchard Street Fetish Shop Demask Now Closed

Posted on: July 14th, 2010 at 6:22 am by

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The leather-and-latex fetish shop Demask is the latest victim in a string of recent Orchard Street closures.  Its R-rated window displays, forever wrought with half-naked mannequins in bondage poses, are all gone.  The entire store has been stripped, and there is now a fresh scaffolding in place.

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The Holland-based Demask first opened at 144 Orchard Street back in 2006, reportedly brought here by Sion Misrahi to spice up the neighborhood.  Indeed, a New York Times article from 2007 revealed that the real estate kingpin gave the boutique “a 10 percent discount on their rent because he thought it would add to the spirit of the neighborhood.”  Looks like that spirit has consumed itself.

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Demask has other international locations, including Amsterdam, Dortmund, and Munich.

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[June 2009]

Meanwhile, sex toy shop Babeland soldiers on.

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