Fashion Flight: Any Old Iron Moves to Nashville, Synchronicity to Williamsburg

Posted on: June 12th, 2014 at 6:00 am by

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Any Old Iron is vacant

So-called “fashion flight” continues to plague Hell Square. Two more threads shops just called it quits on the pock-marked stretch just below Houston. Blame that effin Orchard Hell Building (nay, Hotel Indigo) for the boutique woes here.

Within the last couple weeks, seemingly in one fell swoop, the neighborhood lost both Any Old Iron and Synchronicity.

Any Old Iron put in four solid years at 149 Orchard Street, peddling predominantly British-style menswear. Now proprietor-designer Andrew Clancey is changing his scene again, this time trading up for a pair of cowboy boots. As it were. The brand just fled town to re-establish itself in Nashville. It should reopen in the coming months.

Many on the block will certainly miss Monkey, the friendly Boston Terrier who was basically a store mascot.

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Synchronicity lasted a year and a half on Orchard St.

Synchronicity also left the neighborhood for the relatively cheaper pastures of Brooklyn – 167 North 9th Street. The jewelry shop had debuted at 179 Orchard Street in December 2012, but now joins a lengthly list of likeminded tenants who failed to hold down this address. Indeed, we’ve been told the rents in this spot are astronomical for the size.

Misrahi Realty signage hangs from both locations.

Bonus photo of 149 Orchard Street from November 2009:

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149 Orchard St., Nov. 2009

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