One of the Last Few Hosiery Shops on Orchard Street Calls it Quits

Posted January 19, 2016 at 5:16 am

Down on the lower third of Orchard Street, a tiny, mostly unknown hosiery shop is on the verge of disappearance. Penco Sportswear (aka Princess Apparel LLC) seemingly lost the battle of changing neighborhood dynamic and taste. Tombstone real estate signage has taken its customary place above the security gage. Penco Sportswear spent more than a decade […]

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Orchard Street Hosiery Store Going Out of Business

Posted February 21, 2013 at 9:46 am

Orchard Street hasn’t been a hosiery haven in decades; the bargain district all but dried up.

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Chinese Grocer Moves Into Former Friedman Hosiery at 325 Grand

Posted November 29, 2011 at 6:18 am

Friedman Hosiery ping-ponged across Grand Street before departing the Lower East Side for good roughly two years ago. Now it’s a neighborhood grocer. Details after the jump!

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Inside Ideal Hosiery on a Rainy Sunday

Last modified March 18, 2010 at 7:38 am

Sunday afternoon, we stopped into Ideal Hosiery at 339 Grand Street to pick up a few items, and haggle with the shopkeep.  Stepping off the rain-soaked sidewalk, the interior was equally musty, yet welcoming nonetheless.