House of Savoia on Essex Becomes Storage for “Joe’s Bikes” [Updated]

Posted on: July 11th, 2012 at 6:28 am by
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Nigh on three years at 147 Essex Street, den of dapper threads, House of Savoia, is no more. At least in this incarnation. The stylish clothier’s Lower East Side tenure concluded last week with the installation of construction paper in the windows. While hepcats might weep at the loss, bike enthusiasts will likely revel at the replacement.

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According to a handwritten sign pasted in the doorway, we are to expect Joe’s Bikes in a matter of time. Who or what is Joe’s Bikes, you ask? Well, you may have noticed vintage cycles parked along Rivington Street where sidewalk repair man Andres fixes and peddles furniture virtually year-round.  Once dusk arrives, each one is brought back to 147 Essex, the new storage facility. When asked about the space, we were told that it’s permanent, but a peek inside showed that Savoia’s clothes remain unmoved.

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Savoia was the front-of-house operation for Michele Savoia, an outfitter in the film, theater, and music industries since 1984. And the store showed it, dripping with elements of cool. Everything from motorcycles and pool tables to Raging Bull on loop in the window.

Michele Savoia has been building hand made clothing and costumes for the music, sports, Broadway, film, HBO, and television industries since 1984…as well as celebrities and high powered individuals…Savoia has been featured in more than 75 publications worldwide not including international news broadcasts…local television coverage…”E” Channel and the Style Network…

Savoia is now at work on building out a new space in midtown

MOVING TO A LOFT STUDIO ON 37TH STREET, BTW 8/9 AVENUE… BIG AND BRIGHT WITH A WRAP A ROUND TERRACE ON THE 12TH FLOOR… GONNA BE AWESOME WHEN I GET FINISHED WITH IT… SAVOIA STYLE…

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