Fashion

Wipe Out: Patagonia Closes its Bowery Surf Shop

Posted November 16, 2021 at 5:03 am

The Patagonia Surf shop on the Bowery rode its last wave. Corporate pulled the plug on the Lower East Side outpost at the end of October, leaving a retail vacancy in an area that has been upscaled in a big way over the last decade. Store signage was pried from the facade, and the interior […]

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Meow Parlour Returns from Pandemic Shutter with Help from Petco Prize

Posted October 27, 2021 at 5:16 am

Eighteen months suffering a pandemic purgatory, the Meow Parlour finally returns to the Lower East Side. The seven-year-old cat cafe reopened at 46 Hester Street two weeks ago, thus concluding a closure that began at the outset of the pandemic in March 2020. Meow is in soft relaunch mode, open on Saturdays and Sundays from […]

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MOSCOT Launches New Chromeo Collaboration with in-Store Performance

Posted October 14, 2021 at 5:05 am

MOSCOT recently launched a new collaboration with popular electro-funk duo Chromeo. To celebrate, the eyewear company is hosting a live performance of the group at its Orchard Street flagship tonight. According to the press release, the new “luxurious capsule collection” features two limited edition frame styles co-designed by David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” […]

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The ‘Ludlow Flea’ Takes up Banksy’s Former LES Lot

Posted September 29, 2021 at 5:09 am

Exit through the gift shop takes on greater meaning down on Ludlow Street. Indeed, the appearance of food trucks in the vacant lot made famous by Banksy (eight years ago) was a harbinger of what followed. Namely, the Ludlow Flea. Ludlow Flea is a grassroots outdoor market that appeared at 159 Ludlow in late August. […]

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Frank Ocean Hits the Bowery with ‘Homer’ Jewelry Line

Posted August 11, 2021 at 5:03 am

The downtown Jewelry Exchange now has a touch of celebrity in its ranks. Frank Ocean, the multi-platinum singer-songwriter, chose the Bowery hub as the exclusive retail location for his nascent “Homer” brand. Designed in New York and manufactured in Italy, the debut collection includes high-end jewelry made from 18K gold, recycled sterling silver, hand-painted enamel, […]

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Myplasticheart Decamps for Brooklyn After 15 Years on the LES

Posted August 3, 2021 at 5:03 am

Myplasticheart, the eclectic designer toy shop, recently fled its longtime perch on Forsyth Street for the greener pastures of Brooklyn. The small business had spent fifteen years on the block. When asked about the move, ownership told us in an email that the deterioration of conditions in Sara D. Roosevelt Park across the street was […]

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St. Mark’s Comics Reopens Next Week, Not on St. Mark’s

Posted July 23, 2021 at 5:03 am

The well-loved comic book store St. Mark’s Comics is getting reissued, just not on St. Mark’s Place. Pow! The moniker “St. Mark’s Comics,” will be kept, but the store’s location is now at Brooklyn’s Industry City. News of this rebirth trickled down a couple months ago, but recent storefront developments have increased chatter about its […]

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Hard Rock Jewel The Great Frog Expands with New SoHo Location

Posted July 14, 2021 at 5:09 am

Ten years after opening on the Lower East Side, The Great Frog is leaping across town with a new retail location. The heavy metal jeweler is now slinging rings and such from 172 Spring Street, across from Boqueria. This is the second New York City store for the London-based brand, and sixth overall. With nearly […]

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Damaged by Car Collision, ‘November 19’ Reopens on Orchard Street

Posted July 12, 2021 at 5:07 am

One month after a Toyota Camry ended up inside its store, home goods shop November 19 is back on track. The Orchard Street store reopened to the public over the weekend. The car collision devastated the business, which had just opened at 37 Orchard three weeks prior (end of May). Damage to its inventory was […]

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Jimmy Jazz Founder Joseph Khezrie Dies at 90

Posted June 23, 2021 at 5:03 am

The founder of Jimmy Jazz, the streetwear retailer born on Delancey Street, passed away earlier this month. Joseph Khezrie was 90-years-old. He died on June 4. The company posted a memorial on Instagram this past Sunday, which included a brief video. “Our founder, Joseph Khezrie, was a deeply loyal, respectful and hard-working man,” the post […]

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