Fashion

‘Orchard Block’ Co-Working Space Unveiled on Orchard Street

Posted February 13, 2018 at 5:15 am

Bucking the trend, this long-vacant Orchard Street space won’t give way to another gallery. Instead, a new co-working space just dipped a proverbial toe in the waters of the Lower East Side. An incubator called Orchard Block is close to opening on its namesake street. Its arrival on the ground floor of 32 Orchard Street […]

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‘iLoveKickboxing’ Lights up Essex Street Gym

Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:07 am

G&S Sporting Goods may have rebooted, but its former headquarters is in new hands. Or should we say gloves? Like its predecessor, the newcomer at 43 Essex Street is of the pugilistic persuasion. A gym called iLoveKickboxing. The company, which operates 100 training sites in all 50 states, last fall signed a 15-year lease for […]

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Under New Ownership, G&S Sporting Goods Returns with Online Store

Posted February 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

G&S Sporting Goods departed the Lower East Side four years ago. Its owner, Lenny Zerling, sold the building at 43 Essex Street to notorious landlord Dean Galasso and bid adieu. Fast forward to present. The business is now in the hands of new ownership, which has streamlined the brand for a whole new generation of […]

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The Cast Reopens in a Larger Orchard Street Space Thursday

Posted January 30, 2018 at 5:11 am

Signage has been in place for a couple weeks, but now The Cast is ready for a return to Orchard Street. The popular leather shop parted ways with its longtime host – The Great Frog – and will instead set up shop at 72 Orchard Street directly next door. Owner Chuck Guarino took to Instagram […]

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This ‘Sneaky Tavern’ Brings Tasty Kicks to 10Below on Allen Street

Posted January 24, 2018 at 5:06 am

The rocky road requires proper footwear. That seems to be the ethos behind an interesting retail collaboration down at 132 Allen Street. It appears that specialty ice cream shop 10Below needs some help with the rent, so there is now a sneaker operation co-habitating the space. Five shelves of product and a glass case occupy […]

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The Cast Finds a New Home (Next Door) on Orchard Street

Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:02 am

The Cast leather store on Orchard Street is moving from back room to front of house, so to speak. Owner Chuck Guarino ended his run at 72 Orchard over the holiday weekend, and is currently in the process of relocating product to the months-vacant retail space next door. Where Wendy Mink Jewelry previously operated. This […]

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‘Buddy Warren’ Shuts Down Chrystie Street Gallery Shop

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

Buddy Warren, the eclectic Lower East Side gallery-cum-cafe, has gone dark. It closed last month after a nearly four-year stint at 169 Chrystie Street. A large leasing poster now covers much of the marquee. The last time Buddy Warren made headlines was with a January 2016 real estate listing for the space. Ownership did claim […]

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Faux Fur Fashions Come to the Bowery with ‘House of Fluff’ Pop-Up

Posted December 12, 2017 at 5:16 am

There hasn’t been anything of note coming out of 342 Bowery since the Subway sandwich shop closed almost three years ago. In that time, the space became yet another gold coast vacancy. It almost became an “underground” sushi outpost, but those plans never happened. Instead, some fluff is here through Christmas-time. A so-called House of […]

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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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