Boutique

Martin Keehn Boutique Celebrates New Home on Ludlow Street

Posted March 21, 2019 at 5:03 am

Menswear designer Martin Keehn began selling on the Lower East Side nine years ago. The boutique occupied a unique fractional address across from Seward Park – 27 1/2 Essex Street – until last summer. The eponymous store made the move around the corner to 53 Ludlow Street back in August. (This was the former home […]

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Anna Sheffield Moves to Bleecker Street in Search of Foot Traffic

Posted February 8, 2019 at 5:04 am

The Anna Sheffield jewelry boutique spent five years on Orchard Street until its move from the Lower East Side last year. But the eponymous owner found refuge on Bleecker Street just off the Bowery. The new space at 19 Bleecker Street is much larger, and joins the myriad trendy establishments that already dot the area. […]

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Bye, By Robert James: Steep Rent Hike Forces Boutique from Orchard Street

Posted January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

By Robert James is saying bye to Orchard Street after just over ten years in business. Like so much local retail, the upscale clothier fell victim to a sizable rent hike. Truth be told, the proverbial writing was on the wall last August when the eponymous owner led a successful crowdfunding campaign to keep the […]

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Fashion Brand ‘SNIDEL’ Takes Space on Orchard Street

Posted October 23, 2018 at 5:04 am

One year ago, loungewear brand Gelato Pique opened a holiday pop-up shop at 144 Orchard Street. The goal was to generate short-term growth on a path to permanence. They ended up staying; however the store closed last month in anticipation of relaunch just a block south. Awning is already installed at 125 Orchard Street, in what […]

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‘A. Turen’ Boutique Returns to Hell Square After Months-Long Hiatus

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

The A. Turen Boutique shuttered its Stanton Street store last January after five years at the corner of Allen. This was expected, as tombstone leasing signage – courtesy of Icon Realty Management – has been hanging in the front windows of number 85 for over a year. The signage accompanied a torrent of online listings […]

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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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