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Multitask This Weekend At Brunch

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A new monthly upscale flea market returns to Bushwick this weekend. The design team from the Moves Concept Store in Williamsburg have teamed up with the health goths of Whatever 21 to bring you a super stimulated brunch-time event at Tandem this Saturday. Some other local designers and boutiques will be selling their frocks as well, including Something Happening Shop, and Sir New York.
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Ricky’s Is Dressing Up For Halloween On Houston Street

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

It’s been 25 years since Ricky’s opened its first store (called Ricky Love) in Greenwich Village, and the quirky/kinky/funky/punky cosmetics and accessories chain is still going strong: we recently noticed COMING SOON signage in the window at 250 East Houston Street, between Avenues A and B. No, this isn’t a new permanent location: we’re told by the folks at corporate headquarters that it’s a Halloween pop-up that’ll likely open sometime next month.

Sigh, summer’s really ending, isn’t it? It’s enough to make a man buy some “Raven Black” Manic Panic and go full Goth.

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Cure Thrift Shop 6th Anniversary Party

Cure Thrift Shop marks its sixth year in operation with live music, an open bar, a raffle and dashing duds. Liz Wolff, founder of the East Village vintage haven, says it has been stockpiling its most exciting inventory for months so that party-goers can purchase them at the party.

Tickets go for $15 in advance on Cure’s website or $20 at the door, and all proceeds from the party, like all proceeds from the shop itself, go to juvenile diabetes research.

Rest assured, this is no small-time shindig: 450 people showed up to the last party Cure threw in 2011.

Plus, this is your chance to see the store’s bright new look. “We recently renovated the shop, so it’s a totally different look and feel,” Wolff says. “It used to be more furniture and household items, and now it’s kind of a mix of furniture and clothing. But we’ve completely revamped the store. It’s newly painted, newly decorated, and it’s really awesome inside.”

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Rivington Guitars Is Opening an Annex For Fine Fingerpickers

Inside Rivington Unplugged. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Inside Rivington Unplugged. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Rivington Guitars is one of those East Village shops many of us can only walk past and ogle from a safe distance– entering the store might be far too dangerous, lest our drool ends up downgrading one of the many mint-condition vintage guitars to nothing but street trash.
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Bushwick’s New ‘Makers Market’ Announces Its Initial Lineup

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

When we first brought news of SHWICK, details were still a little murky. But today, the “makers market” made some big announcements: the opening date has moved from August 23 to October 11, and though the market originally expected 40 or so vendors, the response to its sticker and poster campaign has been so overwhelming that it’s now touting more than 100 vendors.
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‘A-List’ Streetwear Designer Coming to Clinton Street

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

While some local designers are leaving Clinton Street, others are moving in. Sabit NYC, a streetwear label championed by Swiss Beatz and sported by other hip-hop acts, is set to open its first store at 43 Clinton this weekend or early next week. 

According to partner George “G Studio” Boria, Japanese-born designer Shoichi Amemiya (formerly at Ecko) plans to bring his Garment District showroom down to Clinton Street, where he’ll sell the menswear available on his website as well as some in-store exclusives. He’ll also give store space to some select up-and-coming designers. 
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Third Ave Shuffle: 5 Closings and 6 Openings in NYU Land

IMG_0314Speaking of the East Village’s ever changing shopping landscape, the upper reaches of Third Avenue, where NYU’s Third North dorm is parked, are seeing a lot of change. Here’s a rundown of what’s going in and what’s on the way out.
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