Fashion

‘Ralo’ Heads to Retirement After Brief Stay on Orchard Street

Posted September 19, 2018 at 5:01 am

Ralo just got here, and already it’s leaving. The “authentic Tibetan rug” store, which recently celebrated 33 years in business, just vacated 48 Orchard Street. Since springtime, signs and sandwich boards announced their so-called retirement sale. The store eventually closed shop last week, capping under two years on the block for the company. Ralo had […]

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Luxury Accessories Brand ‘Title of Work’ Opens Flagship on Orchard Street

Posted September 18, 2018 at 5:05 am

The eponymous Site 57 gallery spent two years in the ground floor of 57 Orchard Street before folding not long ago. It’s been replaced. A new fashion boutique just opened behind that corrugated metal awning. Title of Work is the name of the newcomer, which specializes in men’s formal accessories that “skillfully merges art, science, […]

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Freemans Sporting Club Barbershop Reopens on Rivington Today

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:05 am

The convoluted saga of Freemans Sporting Club Barbershop continues with its return to Rivington Street today. The business has been on the sidelines for the last year, during which time several of its former barbers seceded and started their own barbershop – dubbed Tuft – one block away on Stanton Street. Reason given for the […]

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‘Detox Market’ Debuts at the New 76 East Houston

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

Detox Market opened at 76 East Houston this week, confirming a rumor that we first reported last month. The introduction of a full-time commercial occupant here is a watershed moment for this two-story property, as it’s remained vacant since completion in 2016. This is the first New York City location for Detox Market, which peddles […]

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SHUT Skateboards Rebounds with Little Italy Pop-up

Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:09 am

It was exactly one year ago when SHUT Skateboards shuttered its Lower East Side home. The brick-and-mortar shop had lasted a decade on Orchard Street. At the time, we were told that SHUT was scouting new neighborhood locations and would open sometime in spring 2018. That’s didn’t happen, of course. However, the brand rebounded with […]

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A Marshalls for Hell Square on the Lower East Side

Posted August 27, 2018 at 5:11 am

As Ben Shaoul’s block-spanning condoplex at the corner of Orchard and East Houston comes into full view, so too are its commercial occupants. We first reported back in May that TJX – the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods – was planning to open a new T.J. Maxx department store here. Plans […]

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Rumor: 76 East Houston Gets ‘Detoxed’ with New Makeup Market

Posted August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

It took two years to build, yet has been sitting mostly vacant for just as long. Goldman Properties completed construction of 76 East Houston Street in July 2016, yet the bi-level property hadn’t attracted a long-term tenant. The space largely functioned as staging area for art-related events at the adjacent Bowery Mural Wall. Until now. […]

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10 Years on, ‘By Robert James’ Fights for its Survival on Orchard Street

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:06 am

Upscale men’s haberdasher, By Robert James, is on its last legs. Fighting for survival a mere three weeks shy of its tenth anniversary on Orchard Street. Due to exhorbitant rent costs and mounting factory debts – goods are manufactured in Manhattan – eponymous owner Robert James has taken to GoFundMe for relief. The crowdfunding campaign […]

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‘Fox & Jane’ Salon Renovates OG Orchard Street Space [Updated]

Last modified August 8, 2018 at 8:42 pm

[Updated] Fox & Jane Salon – born on the Lower East Side seven years ago – just completed a renovation project, not closing its 154 Orchard Street space. Its onetime flagship is now masked behind a curtain of brown paper. Fox & Jane has held down a Chinatown space (“Fox & Jane Bowery”) for almost […]

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‘Option A’ Angers Neighbors with ‘Savage’ Shirt Display on Grand Street

Posted August 6, 2018 at 5:09 am

If Option A on Grand Street was seeking some sort of controversy, it may have one. Neighbors we spoke to are upset about the “inappropriate” display of foul-mouthed merch in its windows. Specifically, the mannequin dressed in profanity-laden gear; “Savage as Fuck” is printed on the one-piece bathing suit. One tipster seemed concerned that the […]

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