Oshman Brothers Garment Shop Moves Further North on Eldridge Street

Posted on: November 13th, 2014 at 6:09 am by

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The new home of Oshman Brothers on Eldridge St.

Oshman Brothers just reached the end of its line at 88 Eldridge Street. Or should we say, thread. The longtime Lower East Side family business – currently under third generation ownership (announced on the awning) – recently relocated a couple blocks north. A leasing sign had held court outside the entrance for the better part of the last year.

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Textiles at 88 Eldridge St.

The new digs is located at 136 Eldridge, just below Delancey. Leafing is already overlayed onto the window glass, sundries visible within. Definitely glad to see that the operation found a new home in the immediate vicinity and didn’t fold completely. Hopefully a similar canopy makes an appearance.

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Before 88 Eldridge shuttered, we paid a visit to capture the classic old-world schmata feel of this neighborhood business. Textiles and supplies were stacked across the walls; cramped but awesome. Elaine Leong, the lone salesperson was behind the counter. She’s the wife of Oshman the owner, whose grandfather and uncle started everything.

Founded in 1936 by brothers Benjamin and David, Oshman has been on the block for many years. Its specialty was apparel linings, notions (i.e. pins, thread, buttons), and zippers. Both wholesale and retail.

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