Rumor: La Petite Mort will Close Down its Orchard Street Shop ‘Any Day Now’
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Three years later, it appears La Petite Mort is about to tank. For good.
Word down on Orchard Street is that “it’s just not working” for the quirky vintage boutique. That much was evident earlier this year when owner Osvaldo Jimenez (aka SlutLust) hosted a crowdfunding campaign to help stave off eviction due to alleged tardy rent payments and back-rent. We hear that the store is gonna shutter “any day now.”
Attention from the alleged after-hours soirees (aka “The Kitchen”) that Jimenez threw in the basement of Cheeky’s might not have helped, either.
La Petite Mort (French slang for “Orgasm”) debuted at 37 Orchard Street in late 2013. The brainchild of Jimenez and Kara Mullins apparently struck a chord with nostalgists of 1990s pop apparel, and often decorated its security gate to match (e.g. Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan).