Ludlow Street Boutique Shuffle

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 at 6:18 am by

Here’s a little game for your Tuesday morning called the Ludlow boutique shuffle.  Or perhaps it works better as a blues song…

Either way, three side-by-side fashion stores on Ludlow Street are in varying stages of egress. Dolce Vita (#149) was the first to announce its departure, as Racked noted a couple weeks ago. The retail shop apparently found a better home in Nolita among its likeminded ilk, and just transferred all operations to the new 255 Elizabeth Street shop.

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In the next stanza of this song, as it were, we address the fate of PB & Caviar at 151 Ludlow. This female-oriented threads shop was opened last June by Bill Cosby’s daughter, Evin Cosby, as the second coming of the Tribeca original. The brand barely lasted a year on the Lower East Side and is packing up the goods as we speak. Official closure announcement arrived via Twitter last week. Other follow-up tweets indicate the Cosby is buckling down to focus on a PB & Caviar clothing line – “I am designing, so PB&Caviar can have it’s own label. Hopefully, you will see me at Coterie this coming September!”

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Nine-year neighborhood fashion veteran Some Odd Rubies (also #151) closes out the final measures of this shuffle. Indeed, the paper window treatments indicate that the operation has moved in with the newish eponymous boutique shop a few doors down at 143 Ludlow.

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Take it to the bridge…

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