One of the Last Few Hosiery Shops on Orchard Street Calls it Quits
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Down on the lower third of Orchard Street, a tiny, mostly unknown hosiery shop is on the verge of disappearance. Penco Sportswear (aka Princess Apparel LLC) seemingly lost the battle of changing neighborhood dynamic and taste. Tombstone real estate signage has taken its customary place above the security gage.
Penco Sportswear spent more than a decade at this address, selling women’s garments and lingerie. It’s one of the last of the hosiery stalwarts for which Orchard Street was once famous. At present, there are approximately three such locations between Division and East Houston (four, including Ideal Hosiery). A.W. Kaufman (#73), Kenneth Reeve Apparel (#34), and Orchard Corset (#157).