Now Open: Lusicous NYC and Block Headwear on Prince Street

Posted on: April 23rd, 2010 at 6:11 am by

Earlier this month, we reported on the retail transition at 4 Prince Street near the corner of Bowery. The esteemed Cowboy Shoe Repair had moved out of the eastern half (4A) of the storefront, while the remaining half (4B) was to greet a new tenant in Luscious NYC.  And, as of yesterday, the swimwear-slash-lingerie company is now open to the public.

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A new canvas black awning is in place, advertising floor-to-ceiling windows stocked with half-naked mannequins in hoity-toity swimwear.

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Meanwhile, just a few doors down at 10 Prince Street, Block Headwear just opened up a retail outpost.  A worker hauling two-by-fours into the store assured us that they are open for business. Here is some backstory on the company:

Block Headwear was created by Cuban-born designer Ciomi McCabe, who grew up in the hat business. Her father served as CFO at Kangol and she spent 15 years working for the brand herself. Through her tenure there she amassed an unparalleled network of contacts within the headwear industry, from design and merchandising to production and sales. Having the desire to start her own headwear business, Ciomi launched Block Headwear in May 2000 out of New York where she and the company are based.

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