Fashion

‘Scotch & Soda’ Satellite Comes to Orchard Street

Posted April 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

High fashion, now on the well-tread museum block of Orchard and Broome Streets. Dutch couture company, Scotch & Soda, planted a flag at 90 Orchard. Doors are open, and signage aplenty. Its presence in the old Tictail space is announced with a wall-sized handbill pimping the new menswear line, which takes fictional cues from “The […]

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Hair Throne’s Three-Floor ‘Salon Mansion’ Opens on Orchard Street

Last modified April 18, 2019 at 8:59 am

On the throne is now 60 Orchard Street, whose commercial condo unit was heretofore dormant for four years. Indeed, nothing much happened here since the Poppington gallery, founded by former music mogul Damon Dash, faded in 2015. (City Marshals seized the joint.) There was a brief tease of a laundry startup here, but that seemed […]

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Going Balls Deep at the 20th Annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant [PHOTOS]

Posted March 26, 2019 at 5:01 am

Saturday night was of the utmost importance in the fashion world. But maybe you didn’t know it. Bedlam bar on Avenue C served as runway for the always entertaining, and oft-cringeworthy, twentieth annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant (returned from exile), where contestants squared off in various categories like the one-minute talent competition, a swimsuit […]

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Martin Keehn Boutique Celebrates New Home on Ludlow Street

Posted March 21, 2019 at 5:03 am

Menswear designer Martin Keehn began selling on the Lower East Side nine years ago. The boutique occupied a unique fractional address across from Seward Park – 27 1/2 Essex Street – until last summer. The eponymous store made the move around the corner to 53 Ludlow Street back in August. (This was the former home […]

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Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Celebrates 20 Years of Sweaty Debauchery

Posted March 11, 2019 at 5:03 am

Reverend Jen, the Troll Museum curator and self-proclaimed “Bob Barker of the Lower East Side,” is back home this month for the twentieth installation of the Mr. Lower East Side Pageant. It had spent the last couple years in exile. Nevertheless, the always raunchy event promises to be a sweaty, beer-soaked, shitshow. “It’s that time […]

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‘Leekan Designs’ to Shutter Next Month After 3 Decades of Selling the Unique

Posted February 21, 2019 at 5:09 am

After three decades peddling unique antiques to SoHo, and most recently, the Lower East Side, Leekan Designs is hanging it up. According to an announcement from the store earlier this week, the store at 4 Rivington Street will fold on March 3. Since the early 1980s, the business has traded in antique and contemporary (oftentimes […]

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‘Supreme’ Takes Over Germania Bank Building on the Bowery

Posted February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Supreme is now slinging skate fashion on the Bowery. The popular urban brand is temporarily holed up at the Germania Bank Building while its Lafayette Street flagship is upgraded. The move transpired within the last couple weeks, but the store officially reopens on the Bowery today. Supreme announced the news on its Instagram feed yesterday […]

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Lesbian Shopkeepers on Orchard Street Win Empire State Building’s Valentine’s Day Wedding Contest

Posted February 14, 2019 at 5:04 am

Love is in the air! One Lower East Side couple will have their heads in the clouds this Valentine’s Day. Literally. Co-owners of home design store, Coming Soon on Orchard Street, Fabiana Faria and Helena Barquet were one of two couples to win the Empire State Building’s 25th annual “Valentine’s Day Wedding Contest.” Their 15-minute […]

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Anna Sheffield Moves to Bleecker Street in Search of Foot Traffic

Posted February 8, 2019 at 5:04 am

The Anna Sheffield jewelry boutique spent five years on Orchard Street until its move from the Lower East Side last year. But the eponymous owner found refuge on Bleecker Street just off the Bowery. The new space at 19 Bleecker Street is much larger, and joins the myriad trendy establishments that already dot the area. […]

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Pearl River Mart’s Latest Shop Opens Today at the Museum of Chinese in America

Posted January 30, 2019 at 5:09 am

Pearl River Mart, the iconic family-owned Asian emporium, opens the doors to its third city store today. It launches inside the Museum of Chinese in America, and is essentially the onsite gift shop. MOCA Shop, as it’s named, sells everything you’ve come to expect from the decades-running establishment. The museum store will sell a “curated […]

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