Boutique

Following Death of Jimmy Webb, ‘I Need More’ Closing Orchard Street Store Next Month

Posted June 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

Following the untimely death of downtown icon, Jimmy Webb, his Orchard Street boutique is closing down for good. Word came down the pike yesterday that I Need More – the store at 75 Orchard – is wrapping up business at the end of July. It ends nearly three years of selling rock and roll threads […]

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Neighborhood Punk Icon Jimmy Webb Loses Battle with Cancer (RIP)

Last modified April 15, 2020 at 9:02 am

Jimmy Webb, the flamboyant punk whose Lower East Side boutiques captured the essence of rock and roll, passed away yesterday morning after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 62, and had apparently been fighting the disease for a couple years. No official statement had been made about his death. Messages are pouring in about […]

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Issey Miyake Boutique will Eventually Open on Kenmare Street [Updated]

Last modified February 28, 2020 at 9:11 am

That so-called jewel box development at Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets is a sore site for these eyes. With the mess of construction materials long-gone, the hulking concrete mass feels somewhat like a prison complex. And into this condo compound, a trendy international retailer on the ground level. Eye-grabbing teaser signage for Issey Miyake has been […]

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Newly Restored, 59 Bleecker Pimps Levain Bakery and BAPE Boutique

Last modified February 4, 2020 at 9:36 am

The retail restoration of 59 Bleecker Street is complete. And with it, the requisite teaser signage of the new businesses moving in. No more hardware stores. Instead, as first reported here, Levain Bakery is opening its first downtown outpost. The ad promises an “early 2020” delivery, which is more than six months from the initial […]

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Claw Money Closes Delancey Street Boutique

Posted December 11, 2019 at 5:07 am

Street artist Claw Money recently closed down her Delancey Street store. Now encased in plywood shed, the space is undergoing renovation. And joins the litter of other commercial vacancies at 101 Delancey. Indeed, the handful of divided storefronts comprising 101 Delancey went under the knife nearly a decade ago, and largely remained dormant. Except for […]

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‘Country Of’ Boutique Delivers Vintage Ephemera to Essex Street

Posted November 14, 2019 at 5:03 am

Retail veterans of the Hester Fair continue to pollinate vacant storefronts on the other side of the street. Two in just the last few weeks, in fact. Partybus Bakeshop soft-opened on Tuesday. Down the block, Country Of also joins the fray. Country Of is a small pop-vintage boutique which took over the short-lived Cafe Grumpy […]

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Kallmeyer Fashionwear Boutique Takes Over 83 Orchard Street

Posted June 7, 2019 at 5:03 am

Where a gallery once stood, trendy clothing will soon live. Indeed, it’s more upscaling for the so-called “museum block” of Orchard Street. Kallmeyer recently signed a lease for Orchard Street, occupied the previous five years by the Muriel Guépin Gallery. The eponymous fashion brand, founded by South African native Daniella Kallmeyer, sells women’s clothing and […]

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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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