La Petite Mort

‘Sam’s Fried Ice Cream’ Jumps Into Busy LES Scoop Scene with Orchard Street Shop

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Lower East Side ice cream scene, having seen a bevy of activity this winter, just got another scoop, as it were. Orchard Street, behold Sam’s Fried Ice Cream. (No, not Sam the haberdasher.) In less than two weeks, the small business will christen the ground level of 37 Orchard Street, previously home to vintage […]

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La Petite Mort Out of Business After 3 Years on Orchard Street 

Posted December 20, 2016 at 5:08 am

In the span of a couple weeks, fashion flight hit Lower Orchard Street. Two relatively new indie boutiques – Georgia Vintage and La Petite Mort – faded from the scene. The latter concluded its rocky tenure at 37 Orchard Street Sunday night. We had heard rumors of its demise the last couple weeks, which ultimately […]

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Rumor: La Petite Mort will Close Down its Orchard Street Shop ‘Any Day Now’

Posted December 13, 2016 at 5:13 am

Three years later, it appears La Petite Mort is about to tank. For good. Word down on Orchard Street is that “it’s just not working” for the quirky vintage boutique. That much was evident earlier this year when owner Osvaldo Jimenez (aka SlutLust) hosted a crowdfunding campaign to help stave off eviction due to alleged […]

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La Petite Mort is Struggling to Survive on Lower Orchard Street

Posted March 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

“In many ways we were doing great,” notes Osvaldo Jimenez (aka SlutLust), co-owner of La Petite Mort on Orchard Street. “But it was only a matter of time before our financials finally caught up to the fun accolades and then we fell a month behind in rent.”  His boutique of two-and-a-half years is struggling to stay afloat […]

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Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding Mural Replaces Taylor Swift at La Petite Mort on Orchard Street

Posted February 18, 2015 at 5:08 am

Taylor Swift has been dethroned as ambassador of New York City. At least according to the 90s nostalgia boutique La Petite Mort. You’ll recall that the Orchard Street store of vintage had tasked graffiti art luminary Chico to paint a mural of opposition on its grate. It’s since been erased and replaced with something a […]

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A ‘Swift’ Kick in the Pants to the New NYC Ambassador No One Wanted

Last modified November 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm

She gives strangers in Central Park obscene amounts of money to spend at Chipotle. She pulls her entire catalog off Spotify. She doesn’t sweat when she goes to the gym. She’s a celebrity heartbreaker who now serves as the poster child to welcome the masses with open arms to New York. Everyone seems to have an opinion about […]

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Chico & La Petite Mort Say ‘RIP Taylor Swift’ with New Mural on Orchard Street

Posted October 31, 2014 at 10:40 am

Chico spent his last night in town painting a gate on Orchard Street, before heading south for the winter. And it’s timely. The new mural – sprayed onto the exterior of La Petite Mort – skewers Taylor Swift and her role as “Global Welcome Ambassador” for New York City. “RIP Taylor Swift,” reads the artwork, […]

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5th Annual Hester Street Fair Opening Weekend Kicks Off April 26

Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Back by popular demand is Spring the Hester Street Fair. Celebrating its fifth year, the fair’s returning to the two-day format. Opening weekend will again tout 60 vendors each day, of the vintage, foodie, and overall artisanal variety. Some newcomers of note include 80s and 90s thread shop La Petite Mort, the newest meat purveyor on […]

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‘La Petite Mort’ Opening Its First Vintage Retail Shop at 37 Orchard

Posted November 20, 2013 at 6:09 am

Heretofore a psychic, then Dino Eli’s popular shoebox-sized Windows Gallery, 37 Orchard Street is now moving in a different direction. It’s entering the world of retail. In due course, online vintage store La Petite Mort will be opening its first brick-and-mortar shop here. That is, if you consider ’80s and ’90s threads vintage… La Petite […]

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