Why Retailer ‘Trademark’ At 95 Grand Will Die A Slow Death

When Trademark opened in October 2014, I stopped by to introduce myself.  I also invited their retail team to my first (and three subsequent) retail manager events.  They never attended or thanked me for reaching out to include them in the retail community here in SoHo. The managers and staff were stuffy and unwelcoming.  The treatment […]

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While We Were Sleeping…Kate’s Paperie Closed

The battle for where we buy our cards became a little less competitive.  Kate’s Paperie which was on Broome Street and moved a little less than a year ago around the corner to Lafayette Street, is closed.  In a Crain’s article from 2011, it spoke about Kate’s fight for survival.  A business woman purchased the […]

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Retail Stores Open For Art Strut May 7th!

Lots of local retailers are showing their support for the local arts community by staying open until 8pm on Thursday, May 7th! Moleskine at 436 West Broadway is creating a limited edition “Art Strut” notebook in honor of the night!  Check out the bookmark/ticket to access the pop-up gallery at 28 Wooster! La Perla at […]

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Retail Manager Re-Cap @ Barbara Bui!

Barbara Bui has one of the most beautiful showrooms – you should definitely stop in 115 Wooster Street!  I met Annishia the GM and Melanie, the head of retail over the past few months and Barbara Bui was the perfect location for the fourth retail manager event. I brought Hunter Thomas back to give more […]

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Prince Between Sullivan And Macdougal Is Looking Glum!

I received a tip from a reader (Thanks Kirsty!) that both Aliotta’s Pizza and J.N. Natural Fruits are closed: While I rarely stopped into Aliotta’s, J.N. Natural Fruits was my one stop shop for Tate’s cookies and ice cream (they have by far the best freezers in the area). J.N. Natural Fruits always had “that […]

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lululemon Is Now “Off Broadway” On Prince Street!

While most productions prefer to be “On Broadway”, in SoHo, its a mark of accomplishment to go “Off Broadway”.  Broadway represents many of the big box retailers like Banana Republic, Zara, H&M, Sephora, and other brands you find in every mall across the country. Off-Broadway, you find smaller boutiques that are destination spots.  lululemon decided […]

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The Future Of Retail – SoHo Retail Event Re-Cap

Soho Strut hosted leaders of the retail community on Wednesday February 18th at Fjallraven, an outdoor equipment brand at 38 Greene Street! The event started at 7pm with mixing and mingling from the top local retailers.  At 7:30, Brian Crane, PwC US Retail & Consumer Assurance partner and Ron Klein, PwC US Retail & Consumer Advisory […]

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Trend: American Retailers Ditching ‘Discount’ Brands In SoHo

The NY Post reported in January 2015 that C. Wonder, located at 72 Spring Street (between Crosby and Lafayette) was closing.  The retailer was originally started buy Chris Burch, Tori Burch’s ex-husband, and sells clothing and accessories at lower price-points than the ‘Tori Burch label’. However, it wasn’t able to draw in enough foot traffic […]

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The Gap Is Losing Its Foothold In SoHo

Back in the early 2000’s, the Gap had a foothold in SoHo: 1.  Gap at Spring and Broadway (now Aritzia) 2.  Banana Republic up the street 3.  Old Navy down the street 4.  1969 Denim next to Old Navy Since 2008 its been a downward slope for the empire…around 2008, the Gap closed and continued to […]

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The SoHo Retail GM Strategic Network

Over the past few months, I have been on a mission to build relationships with all retail general managers in SoHo.  Managers have told me that they would like to have ways to connect with one another.  The first networking event was November 10 (read more here) and the second event is this Monday, February […]

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Are Holiday Pop-Ups Worth It For Business Owners?

A pop-up retail space is a temporary space open for a specific period of time, normally one or two months.  Examples of pop-up uses include sample sales, Halloween, and Christmas stores. There are many benefits of pop-up shops, one being that business owners do not have to sign a long-term lease.  It is also a […]

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DSquared2 Is Finally Open On West Broadway

We originally read and wrote about fashion brand DSquared2 moving to SoHo January 2014.  The space was reported at 2,200 square feet, and asking $750 per square foot ($137,500 per month!) The brand must have also leased the second floor space, which was previously an apartment.  The total square footage is probably closer to 4,400 square […]

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