Courtney Sell’s Film About the Endangered Orchard Street Leather Vendors is Screening Tonight

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

It’s no secret, really, that the “bargain district” of Lower East Side yore is dead. Eroded so absolutely by the marching forces of gentrification. Still hanging onto that thread are a handful of leather and suitcase vendors on Orchard Street, mainly between Delancey and Rivington. The latest shuffle was Daniel’s Leather, which gave up its […]

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Modern Fashion & Style Quits Orchard Street for Good

Posted August 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

The stock of leather vendors on Orchard Street continues to freefall. Four months after Daniel’s Leather shuttered and relocated to Jersey, Modern Fashion & Style decided to call it quits. The store has been closed for over a month, its awning fabric cut out (usually the telltale sign). Not completely surprising, though. The retail unit […]

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Leather Loss: Bargain Vet ‘Daniel’s Leather’ Relocates on Orchard Street [UPDATED]

Last modified October 30, 2015 at 4:15 pm

[Updated Below] A pillar of the struggling leather vendor community on Orchard Street is down for the count. After nearly twenty years on the block, Daniel’s Leather, which at one point owned additional stores in the immediate area, is now out of business. Reason for the closure is not even worth mentioning; you already know […]

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Soha’s Leather Calling it Quits on Orchard

Last modified May 23, 2013 at 10:09 am

The Bargain District bloodbath is in its final throes, having just claimed another vendor victim.

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Leather Gallery on Orchard Moving Down the Block

Posted February 1, 2013 at 6:19 am

Brown paper was pasted in the windows of 190 Orchard Street almost immediately after MissInna departed the storefront early last month.

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New Essex Street Market Vendors: Beurre & Sel Cookies and Fish

Posted September 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

The departure of Jeffrey’s Meats from the Essex Street Market left a void that is only now being completely filled.

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International Luggage on Orchard Street Folds

Posted May 3, 2012 at 6:09 am

Spring cleaning is presently underway on Orchard Street, sweeping away more merchants from the old guard from the onetime bargain district.

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Weekend Steak-Out on Orchard Street

Posted April 25, 2012 at 6:28 am

Meat. It’s what’s for dinner after being sold from the trunk of a Ford Expedition.

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Early Edition: January 30

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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