Fashion

No Idols NYC Opens Tattoo Parlor in Jimmy Webb’s Old Orchard Street Store

Last modified January 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Threads to ink is the storyline at 75 Orchard Street. The former home of I Need More – the punk rock boutique founded by the late Jimmy Webb – is now a tattoo parlor. No Idols NYC just opened an annex at 75 Orchard after spending four years on the Bowery, the storied birthplace of […]

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Surplus Love, or How the Community Rallies Behind a Beloved Shopkeeper

Posted December 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

Army & Navy Bags, the decades-old surplus store at 177 East Houston still hangs by a thread. Yet, embraced by a loyal customer base, and a community unwilling to let it fail, the business, and owner Henry Yao, soldier on. The New York Times profiled Yao over the weekend, highlighting the origins of the shop […]

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Former Delancey Street Sneaker Store Becomes PPE Dispensary

Posted December 15, 2020 at 5:07 am

The narrative at 162 Delancey Street just shifted from foot to face coverings. Eleven-year-old sneaker store, Get Set, permanently closed shop earlier this year, leaving a void only now filled. The appearance of a banner straddling the marquee announces the latest business – a brick-and-mortar dispensary dedicated solely to selling Personal Protective Equipment. Which is […]

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Orchard Street Boutique Throws Impromptu Holiday Market on Saturday

Posted December 10, 2020 at 5:07 am

In an attempt to ail struggling local retail, a Lower East Side boutique is hosting an impromptu holiday market on its doorstep this Saturday. The Kallmeyer boutique earlier this week threw together “Kallmeyer and Friends,” a one-day market featuring an eclectic gaggle of small vendors. Participants include L’enchenteur (Brooklyn-based jewelers), Homemade by Aja (candles and […]

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The Meatball Shop Sues Jersey Shore’s Snooki and Deena over Merch

Posted December 4, 2020 at 5:02 am

Jersey Shore alums Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Deena Cortese are in hot sauce this week for a line of “Meatball”-related merch. The Meatball Shop filed a lawsuit against the duo, alleging trademark infringement, according to TMZ. The legal papers also claim that Polizzi and Cortese lifted the restaurant’s merchandise for use on their “Team Meatball” […]

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Astor Place Hair Saved by Deep Pocketed Investors, Including its Landlord

Posted November 24, 2020 at 5:15 am

Astor Place Hair was all set to close this week, concluding an impressive seven-decade run. The pandemic reduced customers and business plummeted. Thanks to an eleventh-hour cash infusion, though, the barbershop will stay put. Indeed, news broke yesterday that a conglomerate of investors joined forces to raise the necessary capital. The group includes financier Jonathan […]

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Of Arts and Oats: OATLY Over Little Italy

Posted November 20, 2020 at 5:05 am

The long-shuttered Miss Paradis restaurant has been an eyesore of Little Italy since before the pandemic. This ill-fated eatery, which rose on a corner parking lot across from Old St. Patrick’s, closed its doors in 2018 after only a year in business (and four prior years of planning). Its gleaming rooftop apple did not live […]

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On Orchard Street, this ‘Sweet’ Store Slings Books and Brine

Posted November 19, 2020 at 5:19 am

In the spiritual home of pickles, it’s the marriage of books and brine on the Lower East Side. Indeed, a new small business called Sweet Pickle Books just opened at 47 Orchard Street. The newcomer, as previously reported, is a secondhand store offering customers “used books, new pickles.” As well as vinyl records and assorted […]

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Nearly Seven Years Later, ‘Coming Soon’ Moves Down the Block

Posted November 16, 2020 at 5:06 am

High-end home goods boutique, Coming Soon, upped and moved down the block. Citing a “seven year itch” – Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria founded the store on Orchard Street in early 2014 – Coming Soon announced its relocation and grand reopening last week. Token pink neon signage now burns bright in the front window. The […]

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Supreme Sells out for $2.1B

Posted November 10, 2020 at 5:05 am

Supreme, the cultish streetwear brand synonymous with downtown New York City, sold out for an enormous windfall. VF acquired the decades-old brand for a massive $2.1 billion, including the stakes Carlyle Group and Goode Partners had acquired back in 2017, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Supreme brand joins a portfolio that also includes […]

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