BURSTING AT THE SEAMS, BELOVED BRA SHOP WILL EXPAND INTO MUCH BIGGER SPACE

They were just too big! They couldn't be contained in such a small space! They were spilling out all over the p … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANTIQUE JEWELRY AND FASHION STORE ‘ICON STYLE’ REPLACES GOODRICH PHARMACY

Icon Style, an antique jewelry and vintage fashion store, opened its doors this weekend at 104 West 70th street, the former home of Goodrich Pharmacy. Goodrich closed in June after 40 years serving Upper West Si … Read the rest of this entry >>

SATURDAY: CLOTHES, MIMOSAS AND PASTRIES AT BROOKLYN INDUSTRIES

Wake up to mimosas, pastries and clothes on Saturday, courtesy of Brooklyn Industries, the clothing store on 99th street and Broadway. Their spring line is coming i … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORE RETAIL CLOSINGS: PIPPIN JEWELRY SHUTTERED, ÄLSKLING TAKES A BREAK AS G. BLACK OPENS

Pippin Vintage Jewelry lasted about six months on Columbus Avenue and 75th Street before closing its doors. The store replaced an … Read the rest of this entry >>

COACH STORE CLOSES, LAYTNER’S HALF-CLOSES WITH BIG SALE

Some news on the retail front: Laytner’s Linens & Home, a bedding store on 82nd and Broadway, has decided to shrink by half “by March.” The store is holding a consolidation sale, offering 20% to 70% off. They want to [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LE SPORTSAC AND FOX’S STORES SET TO OPEN ON UPPER WEST SIDE

Le Sportsac will open up a new store in the space formerly occupied by Betsey Johnson on Columbus Avenue between 71st and 72nd Streets. Amazingly, Le Sportsac is not French! It was started by Americans but the brand has been [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

YOU’VE BEEN TO THE UWS APPLE STORE; BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MICROSOFT STORE?

When you make products like spreadsheet-program Excel, it's hard to seem "cool." But Microsoft is trying, and now it's even got an Apple-like mini-store with genius-types walking around in identical red and blue t-sh … Read the rest of this entry >>

OWNERS OF BELOVED TOY STORE DEVASTATED BY STORM; HOW TO HELP

Stationery & Toy World, on 72nd Street just west of Columbus, is one of the great little shops on the Upper West Side. If you have a child, you know how helpful they are there, how they love to joke [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CARMELO ANTHONY AND OTHER SPORTS STARS (JETER?) TO ATTEND SPORTS STORE GRAND OPENING FRIDAY

Rookie USA, the (relatively) new kids’ sporting goods store at 808 Columbus Avenue (99th), is holding its grand opening on Friday, and there’s quite a celebrity guest list. Carmelo Anthony sounds like he will definitely be there, as will a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW PREPPY EMPORIUM C. WONDER WILL OPEN WITH A BANG

Colorful cars driving around the Upper West Side handing out special fortune cookies with gift cards inside. A carnival with giant teddy bears, a live DJ, popcor … Read the rest of this entry >>

HARRY’S SHOES COMPLETES BIG EXPANSION; EVEN THE MAYOR GIVES PRAISE

Harry’s Shoes, a neighborhood staple for decades, just expanded in a big way: the store more than doubled the size of its adult showroom, adding new brands, extra seating and glowing signs out front. The grand reopening on Thursday included [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SECOND-HAND CLOTHING CHAIN EXPANDING

Second Time Around, a chain of consignment shops that opened an Upper West Side location last year, is expanding again. The store plans to open a new 2,000-square-foot shop at 238 West 72nd Street by the end of the year, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

DESPITE LAW, LOCAL STORES CONTINUE TO BLAST AC ONTO THE SIDEWALKS

A few years ago the city passed a law that makes stores close their doors when they have the air conditioning on. Leaving the doors open wastes energy and puts the city at higher risk for a blackout. But stores [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BODY SHOP CLOSING AFTER DECADES ON 76TH; EVERYTHING 30% OFF

The Body Shop on the corner of 76th Street and Broadway is closing on Saturday after being open for decades. It’s not clear why the shop is shutting its doors — an employee there didn’t know the details when we [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW CHILDREN’S SPORTING GOODS STORE COMING TO 99TH

Rookie USA, a new children’s sporting goods and apparel chain, is opening a store at 808  Columbus Avenue (99th Street) in the Columbus Square complex this fall. The chain currently doesn’t have any stores, but will be launching this fall [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PLEASE STOP SAYING DUANE READE IS ‘CHEAP’

One of the arguments used to fight a proposal to change zoning rules on the Upper West Side in an effort to keep storefronts small (and possibly help mom-and-pop shops) was that Upper West Side stores were simply selling items [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

COLUMBUS AVENUE’S MYSTERY CLOTHING STORE REVEALED

We've already established that Columbus Avenue below 72nd Street has become a slightly downscale version of Madison Avenue in the past few years, with Helmut Lang, Burberry Brit, Theory, Paige Denim and more opening within a few blocks of each o … Read the rest of this entry >>

ALL THE WORLD’S A MALL: MTA LEASING OUT NEW COLUMBUS CIRCLE SUBWAY SHOPPING-PLEX

The MTA is looking for a private real estate company to help it rent out 13 stores that it created as part of a massive renovation of the Columbus Circle subway station. The station gets lots of traffic — 68,000 [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LULULEMON OPENING NEW STORE ON 75TH STREET

Athletic apparel company Lululemon is close to opening a new outlet on 75th Street and Broadway, so you can wrap yourself in breathable sweat-wicking fabrics as you gaze longingly at Citarella and Fairway across the street. The space used to [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: HERO DAD SAVES WOMAN ON SUBWAY TRACKS, RETAIL RENTS SOAR

May 21, 2012 Weather: Rain and Thunder, High of 62 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

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