Fashion

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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‘Billykirk’ Bids Farewell to the Lower East Side After 4 Years

Posted March 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

It would appear Orchard Street is becoming too high-end for the trendiest of boutiques. Billykirk, the leather shop a few paces north of Canal Street, closed down several days ago after four years on the block. Ownership affixed a farewell letter post-closure addressed to neighbors, customers, and passersby. They thank everyone for the patronage and […]

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Japanese Fashion Purveyor ‘Tokyo Rebel’ Shutters Allen Street Store

Posted March 27, 2018 at 5:03 am

Tokyo Rebel just lost the battle. The Japanese-style fashion retailer shuttered its Allen Street store earlier this month, concluding a Lower East Side residency of nearly four years. Founded nine years ago by husband-wife duo Jeff and Masayo Williams (he’s American, she’s Japanese), Tokyo Rebel maintained a brief stint in Alphabet City from 2009 to […]

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‘Matter of Instinct’ Barbershop Begins Trimming on Orchard Street

Last modified March 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm

For the ground floor of 122 Orchard Street, the brief foray into a storefront office has concluded. Instead, the space has returned to its previous function as an upscale salon (remember Misin Shin?). Matter of Instinct debuted on the block, just north of Delancey Street, last week. The masculine man haunt boasts plenty of wood, […]

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‘Yaf Sparkle’ Closes its Original Orchard Street Store

Posted March 20, 2018 at 5:03 am

Yaf Sparkle just vacated its five-year-old store on Orchard Street. This had been the flagship for the jewelry store until last Feburary when it expanded below the Delancey Divide. You’ll recall that Yaf Sparkle opened at 249 Broome Street in what was formerly a Chinese laundromat (Sun Kwong). Retail is now consolidated; this is now […]

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Extra Butter Teams up with Adidas for Sneaker Pop-Up on Stanton Street

Posted March 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

Thanks to Extra Butter and Round Two, Hell Square is now attracting sneakerheads and street-style seekers. Tapping that enthusiasm, the newish owners of 101 Stanton Street plugged the recent vacancy of Ma Non Troppo with an Adidas pop-up shop. The store is essentially a stunt to sell the new collaborative “Extra Butter x Adidas” sneaker. […]

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Rag & Bone Closes 2 of its East Houston Stores for Remodeling

Last modified March 15, 2018 at 9:24 am

Several weeks ago, Rag & Bone closed down two of its three contiguous stores near East Houston and Elizabeth Streets. The high-end boutique is not leaving the Lower East Side, though. On the contrary, we’re told that Rag & Bone is instead remodeling the two spaces (formerly Cafe Colonial). The tune-up is in tandem with […]

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