Fashion

Hell Square ‘Hemp Garden’ on the Way

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:09 am

It appears the retail vape craze shows little sign of slowing in Hell Square. The latest entrant is the so-called Hemp Garden. Hemp Garden takes over from boutique Yaf Sparkle, which exited 158 Orchard Street back in March to combine efforts down on Broome. This weed-leaning store will sell vape oils, edibles, and Cannabidiol (found […]

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‘Sycamore Style’ Slinks Away from Orchard Street After Less than a Year

Posted July 3, 2018 at 5:06 am

Like its retail predecessor, Killion, newcomer Sycamore Style did not last the median two years for fashion boutiques in the neighborhood. In fact, it didn’t last a year. Alleged celebrity favorite Sycamore Style, a decades-old footwear brand that hawks “custom hand-dyed shoes,” opened at Orchard last September. According to the website, their various styles “have […]

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‘Brooklyn Industries’ Ditches SoHo After 14 Years

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:05 am

Brooklyn Industries departed Lafayette Street within the last couple weeks. The exterior flag is gone, and the store is vacant with token butcher paper taped to the windows. The Brooklyn-based mini-chain was born in the late Nineties, and eventually opened the flagship in 2001. The second store at 290 Lafayette – Manhattan’s first – followed […]

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Shaina Mote x Clyde Pop-Up Takes Billykirk Space on Orchard Street

Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

Billykirk, the leather shop a few paces north of Canal Street, vacated its store in March after four years on the block. Less than three months later, the space has become a temporary boutique on trend. Adding more Los Angeles to a scruffy fringe of Chinatown. Indeed, L.A. designer Shaina Mote teamed up with the […]

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Clayton Patterson Kisses for New York Times Magazine

Posted June 7, 2018 at 5:06 am

Prolific Lower East Side documentarian Clayton Patterson and wife Elsa Rensaa are together on the front page of the New York Times Magazine this week. Smooching. The cover is one of 24 unique takes for the occasion, in which couples kissed during a 24-hour period back in mid-May. Photographer Ryan McGinley captured the images. Patterson […]

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‘SleePare’ Online Bedding Purveyor Joins Bowery Lighting District

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:09 am

Down in the Bowery lighting district, this store has gone to sleep. Online mattress retailer SleePare counts 166 Bowery as its brick-and-mortar outpost. It’s the second bedding shop within two blocks, behind organic mattress showroom Nest, and is now operational. SleePare apparently designed “state of the art software” with “machine learning” that compares customer preferences – based […]

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Rumor: A T.J. Maxx for the New Lower East Side

Posted May 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s a big-box bulk-up on the Lower East Side. In case you had enough of neighborhood mallification, vis-a-vis Essex Crossing, there’s more. It’s rumored that T.J. Maxx is also poised to compete for your dollars in an increasingly crowded space. Word on the street is that T.J. Maxx – part of the TJX Companies that […]

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Freemans Barbershop Vets Move ‘Tuft’ to its New Stanton Street Location

Posted May 16, 2018 at 5:04 am

Ever since we broke news that Tuft debuted on the Bowery last fall, it had been quietly readying its permanent location. Now the build-out is finally complete. Tuft moved into its new headquarters at 13 Stanton Street several weeks ago, ending its temporary flirtation around the corner. There are about a dozen chairs matched with […]

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The Market NYC is Moving from Mulberry Street Condo Building After 2 Years

Posted April 3, 2018 at 5:00 am

After two short years, Market NYC is fleeing its newish space at the southeast corner of East Houston and Mulberry Streets. The plethora of handwritten signs indicate that the upscale flea is moving to 427 Broadway (near Howard Street). Many of the vendors have already cleared out, but the remaining few tell us the last […]

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Supreme Taps Iconic Lee Quinones Handball Wall Mural for Spring Collection

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 9:32 am

Skate brand Supreme teamed up with graffiti legend Lee Quinones to produce apparel based on one of his most iconic Lower East Side murals. The artwork, dubbed “Lion’s Den,” dates back to 1980 at the Corlears Junior High School 56 on Madison Street. Quinones, who was a former student, had already painted one side of […]

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