Feltraiger Boutique is Moving From Allen Street to Brooklyn

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 at 6:03 am by
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Like so many before it, Feltraiger, the “new American classic,” is packing its bags for Brooklyn. Yet another example in the fashion flight that’s plagued the neighborhood in recent years.

The trendy threads shop, which specializes in “American made menswear,” first opened at 158 Allen Street just under a year ago. Now the brand is trying to say goodbye in style. They’re hosting the final “LES Party” on December 19 before relocating to the Boroughs at the end of the year. Location still TBA. There will be a 75% discount on select items as part of the moving sale.

Their departure is not completely surprising, though. This stretch of Allen is seemingly a tough sell to customers. And number 158 is no exception. Since Jutta Neumann disappeared from the block in October 2009, the address has encountered significant difficulty holding down a steady occupant.

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As a main thoroughfare with lots of foot traffic, you’d think retail might flourish. Not so, obviously. The anomaly here is that the longtime mom-and-pops seem to have a better shot at surviving. Can’t say that about many blocks on the Lower East Side.

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Jutta Neumann at 158 Allen St, October 2009

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