Fashion

Children’s Place on Delancey Folds for Good After 2 Decades

Posted February 2, 2021 at 5:03 am

The Lower East Side outpost of The Children’s Place closed down last month. Signage in the windows advertised a fire sale on goods, alongside messaging that January 2021 was the final month in business. While coronavirus may have exacerbated matters for the bottom line, this Children’s Place location hit the market pre-pandemic. Exactly one year […]

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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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