Black Scale Boutique Closes Down Prince Street Shop at the Bowery
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It’s yet another period of turnover for 4 Prince Street. Keeping track of the retail bloodbath over the last several years has proven difficult. The block – situated at the corner of the Bowery – is locked in a constant state of flux. Black Scale is the latest to throw in the towel.
The streetwear brand opened in the summer of 2014 and spent almost two years at this location before folding sometime last month.
San Franciscans Michael “Mega” Yabut and Alfred De Tagle kickstarted Black Scale clothing in 2007 with a focus on streetwear “that highlighted dark satanic imagery” in its clothing. A New York city location eventually followed three years later at 296 Elizabeth Street. However, the company is now without retail presence here. According to the store locator on its website, there are four other outposts between Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Shanghai.