Boutique

Luxury Accessories Brand ‘Title of Work’ Opens Flagship on Orchard Street

Posted September 18, 2018 at 5:05 am

The eponymous Site 57 gallery spent two years in the ground floor of 57 Orchard Street before folding not long ago. It’s been replaced. A new fashion boutique just opened behind that corrugated metal awning. Title of Work is the name of the newcomer, which specializes in men’s formal accessories that “skillfully merges art, science, […]

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10 Years on, ‘By Robert James’ Fights for its Survival on Orchard Street

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:06 am

Upscale men’s haberdasher, By Robert James, is on its last legs. Fighting for survival a mere three weeks shy of its tenth anniversary on Orchard Street. Due to exhorbitant rent costs and mounting factory debts – goods are manufactured in Manhattan – eponymous owner Robert James has taken to GoFundMe for relief. The crowdfunding campaign […]

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Shaina Mote x Clyde Pop-Up Takes Billykirk Space on Orchard Street

Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

Billykirk, the leather shop a few paces north of Canal Street, vacated its store in March after four years on the block. Less than three months later, the space has become a temporary boutique on trend. Adding more Los Angeles to a scruffy fringe of Chinatown. Indeed, L.A. designer Shaina Mote teamed up with the […]

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Brooklyn’s ‘Token Surfboards’ Readies Canal Street Shop

Posted April 17, 2018 at 5:11 am

For about five years, a Chinese sewing supply company operated from the storefront of 52B Canal Street. It went out of business not too long ago, and will soon welcome something more extreme. A surf shop … two doors down from a skate shop … on the Lower East Side. We hear word that Token […]

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‘Billykirk’ Bids Farewell to the Lower East Side After 4 Years

Posted March 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

It would appear Orchard Street is becoming too high-end for the trendiest of boutiques. Billykirk, the leather shop a few paces north of Canal Street, closed down several days ago after four years on the block. Ownership affixed a farewell letter post-closure addressed to neighbors, customers, and passersby. They thank everyone for the patronage and […]

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‘Yaf Sparkle’ Closes its Original Orchard Street Store

Posted March 20, 2018 at 5:03 am

Yaf Sparkle just vacated its five-year-old store on Orchard Street. This had been the flagship for the jewelry store until last Feburary when it expanded below the Delancey Divide. You’ll recall that Yaf Sparkle opened at 249 Broome Street in what was formerly a Chinese laundromat (Sun Kwong). Retail is now consolidated; this is now […]

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Extra Butter Teams up with Adidas for Sneaker Pop-Up on Stanton Street

Posted March 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

Thanks to Extra Butter and Round Two, Hell Square is now attracting sneakerheads and street-style seekers. Tapping that enthusiasm, the newish owners of 101 Stanton Street plugged the recent vacancy of Ma Non Troppo with an Adidas pop-up shop. The store is essentially a stunt to sell the new collaborative “Extra Butter x Adidas” sneaker. […]

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Anna Sheffield Boutique Leaving Orchard Street After 5 Years [Updated]

Last modified March 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm

[Updated Below] The Anna Sheffield Jewelry boutique on Orchard Street is moving from the block. Fate of the store is made clear with the token tombstone signage above the entrance, courtesy of Misrahi Realty. Update: ownership tells us that they have outgrown the small Orchard Street space and are relocating to a new location soon. […]

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Ma Non Troppo Vacates 101 Stanton Street Shortly After $12.9M Building Sale

Last modified February 27, 2018 at 11:15 am

Looks like Ma Non Troppo was snared in the same trappings as its commercial address-mate, and is now gone from Hell Square. Tombstone leasing signage has been affixed above the entrance to the boutique at 101 Stanton Street since December. You’ll recall that a small consortium of real estate firms – Penn South Capital, Conway […]

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‘Winky Lux’ Offers its Millennial Makeup Options at New Ludlow Street Store

Posted October 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

Hood by Air is gone with the wind, and Winky Lux took advantage. For the last year-and-change, Lower East Side-based street fashion collective Hood by Air counted 69 Ludlow Street as home. And in secret fashion, as is their usual motive. The ten-year-old brand secured the spot in February 2016, and for a brief moment, […]

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