Daniel’s Leather

Twin Tenements on Orchard Street Hit the Market for First time in 90 Years

Posted May 14, 2018 at 5:08 am

The dominoes continue to fall. Two conjoined, through-block tenements in Hell Square just hit the market last week, 159-161 Orchard Street (aka 164-166 Allen). If the broker-babble is to be believed, then this is the first time to market for these properties in some ninety years. The buildings are pitched as an investment with significant […]

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Daniel’s Leather Finds a Larger Home on Orchard Street

Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:09 am

No other vendor on Orchard Street has pinballed about the block like Daniel’s Leather. Its holdings – which at one time boasted two large stores – shrunk incredibly in the last few years. The main leather outpost in the Beckenstein’s building shuttered back in 2014, shortly before the building was sold to DelShah Capital. A […]

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Looking ‘Down Orchard Street’ for the Remaining Bargain District Vendors [VIDEO]

Posted March 4, 2015 at 9:20 am

This one tugs at the heart strings, especially since those old-school “callers” are damn near gone. You know, those relentless men hawking their wares (mostly leather) on Orchard Street. Local filmmakers Courtney Fathom Sell and Louis Ressy have been chronicling the discount leather businesses’ fight for survival these last few years. The duo made a “portrait […]

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Black Tree Nixes Expansion Into Adjacent Space; Principals Eye 122 Orchard Street

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 8:42 am

Serving Orchard Street for a year and a half, Brooklyn-based Black Tree was thought to be on the offensive. Having already secured proper blessings from Community Board 3, the low key “farm-to-table” sandwich shop was poised to annex the adjacent store and with full liquor. But landlord greed was reportedly the proverbial monkey wrench in […]

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Modern Fashion & Style Quits Orchard Street for Good

Posted August 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

The stock of leather vendors on Orchard Street continues to freefall. Four months after Daniel’s Leather shuttered and relocated to Jersey, Modern Fashion & Style decided to call it quits. The store has been closed for over a month, its awning fabric cut out (usually the telltale sign). Not completely surprising, though. The retail unit […]

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Altman Luggage Stays the Course on Orchard Street

Last modified April 25, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Here and now, a week after Daniel’s Leather moved away, a ray of light for the old-school bargain district merchants on Orchard Street. Altman Luggage is in good standing and staying put … for now, at least. Altman Luggage is reportedly on stable financial ground. Seems the influx of umpteen hotels within stone’s throw is helping […]

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Leather Loss: Bargain Vet ‘Daniel’s Leather’ Relocates on Orchard Street [UPDATED]

Last modified October 30, 2015 at 4:15 pm

[Updated Below] A pillar of the struggling leather vendor community on Orchard Street is down for the count. After nearly twenty years on the block, Daniel’s Leather, which at one point owned additional stores in the immediate area, is now out of business. Reason for the closure is not even worth mentioning; you already know […]

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Anti-BP T-Shirts on Orchard Street

Posted July 20, 2010 at 6:18 am

The BP backlash has made its way to Orchard Street.  Sitting on a fold-up table outside Daniel’s Leather during the Sunday afternoon pedestrian mall were some anti-BP t-shirts. Two different types were available – “BP Sucks” and “Bringing Pollution, One Ocean at a Time.”  Take your pick!

Daniel’s Leather II at 134 Orchard Shutters

Posted March 3, 2010 at 6:12 am

The oft-heralded bargain district of historic Orchard Street continues to fade into, well, history.  It seems like every few months, there’s yet another vendor closure to report.  Since December, four merchants north of Delancey have called it quits – ZACC Fashions, S.K. Gift Shop, and Fashion & Fashion.  Not to mention the disappearance of Kebab […]