Fashion

Another Events Space Called SOMMwhere Rises on Ludlow Street

Posted December 6, 2019 at 5:07 am

Once an events space, always an event space. That’s the story at 48 Ludlow Street where a new one just opened. What was the Koala Farm studio for a brief moment is now SOMMwhere. It opened last weekend, pitching itself as a “stylish and sustainable escape” for your next shindig. The media advisory is longer […]

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‘Country Of’ Boutique Delivers Vintage Ephemera to Essex Street

Posted November 14, 2019 at 5:03 am

Retail veterans of the Hester Fair continue to pollinate vacant storefronts on the other side of the street. Two in just the last few weeks, in fact. Partybus Bakeshop soft-opened on Tuesday. Down the block, Country Of also joins the fray. Country Of is a small pop-vintage boutique which took over the short-lived Cafe Grumpy […]

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MOSCOT Opens Los Angeles Store in First Ever US Expansion

Posted October 21, 2019 at 5:06 am

For the first time in its 104-year history, MOSCOT is expanding its stateside footprint. Located on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, the newly opened annex is a “continuation of the brand’s rich history steeped in New York City tradition.” The building is sheathed in yellow and emblazoned with the iconic MOSCOT eyes while driving down […]

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After 25 Years, there is No Supreme on Lafayette Street

Posted October 7, 2019 at 5:03 am

For the first time in nearly three decades, there is no Supreme flag positioned above Lafayette Street. The storefront banner, which was under constant surveillance last week, is now deposed. So much for the proposed facelift. Indeed, the word on the street is that Supreme is staying on board at 190 Bowery. This location – […]

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With its OG Space for Rent, Supreme’s Bowery Store Looks Permanent

Posted October 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

For Supreme, the temporary relocation to the Bowery now appears permanent. Frosted on the windows of the Lafayette Street store is new “space for lease” language. Also out front is a 24-hour security detail in a collapsible camp chair. Has been there over a week. Why the guard? To make sure no one nabs that […]

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‘The Modern Chemist’ Chain Opens LES Outpost at East Houston and Orchard

Posted September 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Trendy local chain, The Modern Chemist, now has a presence on the Lower East Side. The company just debuted this new outpost in the other half of what was once American Apparel at East Houston and Orchard Streets. A sandwich board out front advertises the new opening. The Modern Chemist, which counts three other locations […]

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Slate’s New Expanded Store at 151 Ludlow Nets a (Temporary) Tenant with ‘CHRISHABANA’

Posted September 4, 2019 at 5:08 am

The renovated, more expansive retail space at 151 Ludlow Street is primed for occupancy, but nothing permanent yet. The first entrant to occupy is a trendy jewelry pop-up for CHRISHABANA. Based in a studio at 80 Bowery, CHRISHABANA prides itself on being a “punk rock” fashion. “Since its debut in 2008, the label is known […]

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Shear Luck: FRED Salon Finds Refuge in the East Village

Posted August 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

Another retail victim to report on upper Orchard Street. The FRED.nyc hair salon is now gone. According to signage on the shuttered security gate at 192 Orchard, the five-year-old business recently relocated to the East Village. The move to 40 East Third Street was a long time coming for eponymous owner Fred Connors, who braved […]

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‘Uni K Wax’ Salon Chain Heads to Hell Square

Posted August 8, 2019 at 5:04 am

Uni K Wax, a waxing salon chain, is hopping aboard the Hell Square gravy train. The company signed a ten-year lease in the ground level of 199 Orchard Street, previously occupied by Equinox gym as a sales office. The new salon takes 1,000 square-feet of the store once anchored by American Apparel (that footprint is […]

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‘Eye Genius’ Takes Over Former Chinatown Häagen-Dazs on Mott Street

Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:02 am

I scream, you scream, we all scream for … eye screenings. Such is the retail trajectory of Mott Street. What was formerly a Häagen-Dazs ice cream shop is now yet another Chinatown optical store. Signage for Eye Genius arrived at 57 Mott last week. As previously reported, this Häagen-Dazs outpost opened its doors at Mott and […]

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