Pip-Squeak Chapeau Boutique Ends Its Tenancy on Clinton Street

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 at 5:30 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Pip-Squeak Chapeau was seemingly a popular addition to the Clinton Street landscape upon its arrival back in 2011. Unfortunately for fans of the tiny boutique, though, this Lower East Side flirtation came to an end last week. It was ultimately a three-and-a-half year romance with the neighborhood.

According to the Facebook page, Pip-Squeak Chapeau is currently looking for a new Manhattan location. Customers can still shop for product at the OG brick-and-mortar location in Greenpoint (99 Franklin Street).

Pip-Squeak Chapeau opened at 55 Clinton in May 2011, and is the brainchild of local fashion veteran Sveta Dresher. Much of her product – clothes, accessories, home textiles – is geared toward women, handcrafted “in small editions in Brooklyn NY from 100% natural yarns and fabrics.” Dresher has plenty of experience in the field, having provided trendy children’s lines to Barney’s and other high-end kids stores for the better part of the last decade.

Recent Stories

Demolition Begins at Fire-Stricken Dim Sum Palace Building in Chinatown

Demolition started this week at 6 Chatham Square, which, until this month, housed neighborhood favorite Dim Sum Palace. Early morning May 1, a fire in the kitchen spread throughout the building, triggering a five-alarm response from the fire department. All told, five firefighters were injured battling the inferno over several hours. And according to Red […]

Eldridge Street Development Sells for $19.24M

A major real estate deal to report on Eldridge Street. It took three years, but the eight-story mixed-use building at 165 Eldridge traded last week for $19.25 million. Just under the initial 2019 asking price of $21 million. Buyer of record is Meng Lee and Karim Elsayyad of FREO Management. The transaction is not yet […]

The ‘Barrier Reefs’ Coming to Clinton Street Bike Lane

The Department of Transportation has chosen a winner to decorate the traffic barrier protecting the Clinton Street bike line. The city agency awarded artist Alison Cynamon as part of the ongoing Barrier Beautification mural project. The concrete slab runs from Delancey Street to South Street; an 840-foot stretch with roughly 1,980 square-feet of canvas to […]

Redlining the LES: How Discriminatory Lending Policies Solidified Pre-Existing Inequalities

The following was written by Anna Sargeantson. All photos courtesy of Anna Sargeantson, except where otherwise noted. Home to dimly lit restaurants and bars frequented by NYU students and young professionals, the Lower East Side remains in many ways the epitome of New York City’s youthful heart. Under the surface, though, the neighborhood has historically […]

Ed Higgins Gets ‘Mail Art’ Retrospective at Van Der Plas Gallery on Orchard Street

Fresh off featuring his art in Ludlow Coffee Supply, the Van Der Plas Gallery of Orchard Street is now dedicating a full artist retrospective to the late Ed Higgins. Higgins, known as a pillar of the “Rivington School” movement in the 1980s Lower East Side, and for his unique “Mail Art,” died last December at […]