Fashion

Tales from the Shutdown: Upscale SoHo Stores Boarded up to Avoid Looting

Posted March 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

Normally brimming with customers, SoHo is a ghost town. Bereft of foot traffic. And now, multinational brands are fleeing the retail void left in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown. Several upscale stores across the neighborhood are now boarded up, allegedly due to fears of looting. Retailers such as Coach, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Sephora, […]

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Supreme x North Face Collaboration Crowds the Bowery Amidst COVID-19 Fears

Posted March 16, 2020 at 5:04 am

Around the city, panic is setting in over the COVID-19 outbreak. Restaurants are bleeding customers, and groceries are becoming scant. But that doesn’t stop the gear-heads queuing outside Supreme on the Bowery for the product launch of a collaboration with North Face. This was the sight outside the Germania Bank Building Thursday afternoon. A line […]

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‘Issey Miyake’ Not Headed to Kenmare Condo, After All

Posted March 5, 2020 at 5:07 am

Issey Miyake is not coming to Kenmare Street, after all. The teaser banner hanging in the ground floor of the new Tadao Ando condoplex has been advertising the new boutique flagship for many months. It’s now a moot point, as the store is not happening. Confirmed by corporate. And the custom website printed (iminnolita.com) is […]

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Issey Miyake Boutique will Eventually Open on Kenmare Street [Updated]

Last modified February 28, 2020 at 9:11 am

That so-called jewel box development at Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets is a sore site for these eyes. With the mess of construction materials long-gone, the hulking concrete mass feels somewhat like a prison complex. And into this condo compound, a trendy international retailer on the ground level. Eye-grabbing teaser signage for Issey Miyake has been […]

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‘Bulletin Broads’ Feminist Boutique Quits Prince Street

Posted February 18, 2020 at 5:06 am

Update your bulletin board. The Bulletin Broads are through with Prince Street. The Brooklyn-based store and feminist collective lasted about three years at 27 Prince before its recent shutter. A poster taped to the window bids farewell to the neighborhood and spins the news. “Peace out, Nolita, it’s been real,” it reads. And also, that […]

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Hell Square High on ‘Hemped’

Posted February 5, 2020 at 5:08 am

The former American Apparel footprint is now fully occupied. Subdivided and split between three different stores. The latest, and third venue, to join the block (behind Dr Smood and Uni K Wax) is Hemped, the CBD dispensary which started on Bleecker Street a couple years ago. This satellite store opened on Orchard Street two weeks […]

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‘Winky Lux’ Makeup Flagship Relocates North to Hell Square

Posted January 14, 2020 at 5:09 am

The Louis Vuitton stunt in Hell Square is history. Now, the corner store at Ludlow and Rivington Streets is continuing the trend of fashion at this address. From shoes to makeup. Indeed, Winky Lux retail operations are jumping north from its current offices down by Grand Street. The new shop opened at 100 Rivington a […]

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Claw Money Closes Delancey Street Boutique

Posted December 11, 2019 at 5:07 am

Street artist Claw Money recently closed down her Delancey Street store. Now encased in plywood shed, the space is undergoing renovation. And joins the litter of other commercial vacancies at 101 Delancey. Indeed, the handful of divided storefronts comprising 101 Delancey went under the knife nearly a decade ago, and largely remained dormant. Except for […]

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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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