Fashion

Short Shorts Brand, ‘Chubbies,’ is Opening a Store on Chrystie Street Tomorrow

Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

Chrystie Street will gain a taste of frat-fashion. In just twenty-four hours, men’s short shorts brand, Chubbies, is set to open a new store at 159 Chrystie. This is the above-ground spot formerly occupied by Against Nature, which closed back in February after six years in business. The retail space itself had been undergoing renovation […]

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Spanish Kicks Company Camper Christens New ‘Lab’ on the Bowery

Posted April 28, 2017 at 5:10 am

It’s settled. You can finally purchase $285 sneakers on the Bowery. And right beside the Bowery Mission, no less. The Spanish footwear company, Camper, has you covered. The brand finally deposed the “coming soon” window skin from the facade of 221 Bowery last week to reveal its trendy CamperLab concept, a store we first told you […]

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Streets

Nike-KITH Sneaker Emporium Rumored for Rehabbed Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street

Last modified April 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

Contrary to rumors that circulated the neighborhood last year, the former Peace Pentagon will not become luxury living. Nor will you recognize it once that five-story box is removed. The narrative here is a pivot from activism to consumerism. Specifically, sneakers. Permits issued by the Department of Buildings in late-December indicate that 337-339 Lafayette is […]

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8th Season of Hester Street Fair is Underway

Posted April 21, 2017 at 9:43 am

The eighth outing of the Hester Street Fair is now underway. Opening weekend was last week, which is a whole month earlier than the fair’s normally started in years prior. With this new season brings a new mission statement for the enterprise – “empowering pursuits of passion” – in hopes of promoting the exhibition to “emerging creative […]

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The ‘Privilege’ Lifestyle Brand has a New Boutique on Clinton Street

Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:15 am

Clinton Street now has the privilege the urban style boutique of same. The Brooklyn-based lifestyle shop just inked a lease on the ground floor of 84 Clinton Street, joining three mom-and-pop stores at this address. It opens to the public this weekend (April 22), along with the requisite launch party planned for that night at […]

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‘Killion’ Kills off Orchard Street Boutique After Less Than 2 Years

Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:13 am

Another Orchard Street boutique bites the dust. Killion killed off its Lower East Side store a couple weeks ago without much notice to the neighborhood. The silent shutter frees up one of three retail spaces at 145 Orchard, an address familiar with high turnover (aka “Orchard Estate”). Killion debuted at Orchard Street in August 2015, peddling “modern […]

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Wendy Mink Parts with ‘Popped’ to Create ‘Project Platform NYC’ on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:17 am

LES Popped is pooped. The refugee retailer recently parted ways with 72 Orchard Street, where it maintained a short-lived marketplace partnership with Wendy Mink Jewelry. That relationship, forged last October, concluded earlier this month. Brick-and-mortar no more. In the wake of its departure, Wendy Mink Jewelry soldiers on, having teamed up with Chicago jeweler Robin […]

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‘Epaulet’ Returns to LA, Ditches Orchard Street After 7 Years

Posted April 14, 2017 at 5:08 am

Call it an Epaulet exit. The formerly-Brooklyn-based men’s clothing and footwear brand just departed the Lower East Side after seven years. Gone for good. Ownership spent the last week pimping a fire sale, and packing up the remainder of the store. They’re apparently moving all operations back to Los Angeles, where a store opened four […]

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Payless ShoeSource on Delancey Street Steps Down After 6 Years

Posted April 5, 2017 at 5:10 am

Payless ShoeSource just stepped down from the Lower East Side. Its six-year-old store at 130 Delancey Street – in the base of Blue condos – shuttered last week. The shelves are empty, leaving the store just another white-box space for the taking. News of its closure first surfaced in February, when announcements were placed in […]

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This Clinton Street Hair Salon Uses Dolls for an Anti-Trump Window Display

Posted March 21, 2017 at 5:06 am

Now, here’s a window display worth scoping out. The Kropps & Bobbers hair salon at Clinton Street is sticking it to Trump with an assorted assembly of Barbie and Ken knockoffs. Each one is posing with a different social message to address the myriad scandals of the Trump administration. Collectively saying, Dump Trump. Women’s rights, […]

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