Fashion

KITH Launches ‘Kidset’ Brand in Bleecker Street Revival

Posted December 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

If KITH were a Shrinky Dink, the old Bleecker Street store is now oven fresh. Despite the gargantuan flagship now open across the way on Lafayette Street, the brand is not finished with this tiny mid-block shop. It’s now for kids. KITH ultimately kept the lease after closing the womenswear outpost in October. The space […]

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All Leather Resumes its Perpetual ‘Store Closing Sale’ at Bank Building on Delancey

Posted December 5, 2017 at 5:08 am

There hasn’t been an anchor tenant at 104 Delancey Street since the Chase Bank closed and consolidated with the branch across the street in 2012. Instead, a steady stream of pop-up players, from Gagosian (2012) and Hanksy (2014) to Spirit Halloween (2015), All Leather, and Chabad LES. And now back again. All Leather returned to Delancey […]

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‘Tribes of Morocco’ Vanishes After 6 Years on Delancey Street

Posted November 30, 2017 at 5:06 am

When Tribes of Morocco debuted on Delancey Street back in 2011, it seemed an unlikely contender in a homogenizing retail landscape. Nevertheless, the two-room store persisted, remaining in play for six years. Until now. A tipster writes in to say that owner Khalil Hafdy is calling it quits this week. Instead, we’re told that the […]

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‘Casper’ Mattress Company Replaces Stereo Exchange After 30 Years on Broadway

Last modified November 22, 2017 at 11:18 am

Stereo Exchange, the decades-old audiophile retailer, was forced from its longtime NoHo perch back in March. It had been at 627 Broadway since 1988, four years after the Wasserman family founded the business. (The store was originally called David’s Audio.) The mom-and-pop first downsized to a smaller loft location in Cooper Square that was appointment […]

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Pajama Pop-Up ‘Gelato Pique’ Coming to Orchard Street

Posted November 21, 2017 at 5:05 am

No, it’s not what you think. Not another ice cream shop for Hell Square. To the contrary, this misnomer of a pop-up at 144 Orchard Street is for pajamas. The new outpost – a holiday shop for Gelato Pique – is poised to open here next week (November 28). Teaser posters are hanging in the […]

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As Tokyobike Bids Farewell to the Bowery, ‘The 5TH’ Plans Pop-Up

Last modified November 16, 2017 at 9:24 am

Tokyobike’sbrief flirtation with the Bowery came to an end late last month. Seemingly without warning, the store closed down, with brown window shades taking up residence. We are told that Tokyobike closed the Bowery outpost for the season, and will reopen “elsewhere” come springtime. Location is TBD. In the meantime, though, Australian-based fashion brand, The […]

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‘F45 Training’ Teases New Gym at Newish 145 Ludlow Condo Development

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:17 am

In the year since its completion, the Hell Square luxury condo at 145 Ludlow Street has been without a commercial tenant. Sitting vacant until the right deep-pocketed business came along willing to pay the rent. None other than a boutique gym, actually. A new franchise location of the F45 Training brand just signed a lease […]

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‘Prema Hair’ Salon is Staying Put on Stanton Street

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:04 am

Back in September, Prema Hair salon was operating on borrowed time. Its new landlord – the combo of Penn South Capital, Conway Capital, and Rudd Realty Management that snapped up the property for $12.9 million – had apparently been looking to clear out the ground level retail. An enormous Misrahi Realty banner arrived around that […]

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‘Little Paws’ Pet Store is a First for Clinton Street

Posted November 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

The restaurant row of Clinton Street is about to welcome, wait for it, a pet store. Little Paws boutique just opened its doors a couple weeks ago, and marks a milestone of sorts. It’s seemingly the only pet store along Clinton Street. Not counting, of course, the Koneko cat cafe just a few paces to […]

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Freemans Sporting Club Barbershop Ditches Rivington Street, Rebrands as ‘Tuft’

Posted October 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Freemans Sporting Club “Barbershop” is now erased from Rivington Street. You may have noticed the brown paper hanging in the windows of its four-year-old space. Thanks to a lease expiration, elements of the business are forging ahead with a different name and location altogether. During this interim period, the Barbershop crew – armed with […]

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