Orchard Fashion Flight: Skunkfunk and Daha Vintage Closing

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 am by
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Two relative retail longtimers on Orchard Street are departing.

First up is the Spanish-based Skunkfunk at 181 Orchard, which boasts locations in cities around the world. The trendy eco-friendly company is presently holding deep discounts on product until its official closure next Sunday (after the DayLife/Pickle Festival). The week-long sale is lovingly referred to as “the last days of funk.” Moving trucks were deployed last night, and the awning has been deposed.

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[Photo: Skunkfunk NYC]According to Sample Sally, however, Skunkfunk threads will still be available nearby. Word on the street is that the brand is to have a presence inside 12 Lions Studio at 684 Broadway in NoHo.

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Meanwhile, just a few doors to the south at 175 Orchard, six-year-old Daha Vintage is also seemingly on the outs. The preemptive leasing sign from Bond Real Estate (not Misrahi!) was affixed to the marquee over the weekend, signaling the inevitable. This 2,510-square-foot space is on the market for a whopping $26,663 in monthly rent. So, don’t expect to see another boutique here. It’s most likely gonna be some unneeded restaurant.

Looks like the trend of fashion flight from the Lower East Side is back in black. Thank the hotels and proliferation of nightlife.

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