Block Headwear Vacating 10 Prince Street

Posted on: January 24th, 2012 at 6:42 am by

Commercial space on the periphery of the Bowery is becoming too rich even for the type of business it’s presumably trying to attract. That of high-end boutique stores. On a block plagued with high retail turnover – the eastern terminus of Prince Street – another fashionable newcomer is on the outs already. As we speak, Block Headwear at 10 Prince is liquidating its inventory at deep discounts (50%) in anticipation of an alleged move to parts unknown. The store resided here for nigh on two years.

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Block Headwear has been crafting stylish hats for over a decade, and 10 Prince Street was the short-lived flagship. The New York-based company was founded in May 2000 by Cuban-born designer Ciomi McCabe who has prior experience working for Kangol.

No word just yet on the successor.

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Meanwhile, this is the second such departure from this territory in under a month. Henry Lehr also packed up the goods across the street, with Jack’s Coffee rumored as replacement tenant.

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