Boutique

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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The Designer Boutique that Took Over an Orchard Street Laundromat

Posted February 11, 2021 at 5:02 am

A former laundromat on Orchard Street is now an upscale designer boutique. Chinatown native Sandy Liang transformed the old Orchard Cleaner and Laundromat at 28 Orchard, which shuttered one year ago, into a flagship store for her eponymous brand. It opened a couple months ago. The brick-and-mortar space measures 1,500 square-feet, and was a labor […]

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‘Daily Paper’ Drops on Delancey Street, then Boards Up

Posted November 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

A long-vacant retail shop at the northwest corner of Chrystie and Delancey Streets is transformed in the name of international fashion. The onetime restaurant supply store at 18 Delancey had been under the knife for over a year and is now completely unrecognizable. Built up into a two-story monument to consumerism – the stateside Flagship […]

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Jimmy Webb’s ‘I Need More’ Departs Orchard Street Today

Posted July 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Today marks the final day in business for I Need More, the punk rock boutique founded by the late Jimmy Webb on the Lower East Side. As celebration of both three years on Orchard Street, and its creator, the business is holding a final fire sale. It’s a sudden closure for I Need More, which […]

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Following Death of Jimmy Webb, ‘I Need More’ Closing Orchard Street Store Next Month

Posted June 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

Following the untimely death of downtown icon, Jimmy Webb, his Orchard Street boutique is closing down for good. Word came down the pike yesterday that I Need More – the store at 75 Orchard – is wrapping up business at the end of July. It ends nearly three years of selling rock and roll threads […]

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Neighborhood Punk Icon Jimmy Webb Loses Battle with Cancer (RIP)

Last modified April 15, 2020 at 9:02 am

Jimmy Webb, the flamboyant punk whose Lower East Side boutiques captured the essence of rock and roll, passed away yesterday morning after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 62, and had apparently been fighting the disease for a couple years. No official statement had been made about his death. Messages are pouring in about […]

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Issey Miyake Boutique will Eventually Open on Kenmare Street [Updated]

Last modified February 28, 2020 at 9:11 am

That so-called jewel box development at Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets is a sore site for these eyes. With the mess of construction materials long-gone, the hulking concrete mass feels somewhat like a prison complex. And into this condo compound, a trendy international retailer on the ground level. Eye-grabbing teaser signage for Issey Miyake has been […]

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Newly Restored, 59 Bleecker Pimps Levain Bakery and BAPE Boutique

Last modified February 4, 2020 at 9:36 am

The retail restoration of 59 Bleecker Street is complete. And with it, the requisite teaser signage of the new businesses moving in. No more hardware stores. Instead, as first reported here, Levain Bakery is opening its first downtown outpost. The ad promises an “early 2020” delivery, which is more than six months from the initial […]

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Claw Money Closes Delancey Street Boutique

Posted December 11, 2019 at 5:07 am

Street artist Claw Money recently closed down her Delancey Street store. Now encased in plywood shed, the space is undergoing renovation. And joins the litter of other commercial vacancies at 101 Delancey. Indeed, the handful of divided storefronts comprising 101 Delancey went under the knife nearly a decade ago, and largely remained dormant. Except for […]

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‘Country Of’ Boutique Delivers Vintage Ephemera to Essex Street

Posted November 14, 2019 at 5:03 am

Retail veterans of the Hester Fair continue to pollinate vacant storefronts on the other side of the street. Two in just the last few weeks, in fact. Partybus Bakeshop soft-opened on Tuesday. Down the block, Country Of also joins the fray. Country Of is a small pop-vintage boutique which took over the short-lived Cafe Grumpy […]

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