Reed Space to close Lower East Side store
After 15 years of business, Reed Space will shutter its doors on September 30. The lifestyle boutique has been a longtime fashion retail fixture for New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood, but it will operate at its 151 Orchard Street space for one last month after being in business for nearly two decades.
Reed Space founder Jeff Ng, also known as Jeff Staple, and the Reed Space team issued an official statement for the closing:
“Friends of Reed Space, since December 2001, Reed Space has lived on this humble block in the Lower East Side. We opened Reed before the dust even finished settling from the 9/11 tragedy. Back then, the idea of a space like this was completely new, different and unique. In the 15 years since then, times have changed tremendously. Our subculture has blossomed into an industry titan. We were once the outcasts. Now we’re the poster children. We literally “started from the bottom” & it has been an incredible journey! But we now feel it’s time for a complete reset. In 2001, we redefined what Retail meant. What Curation meant. What a Community Space meant. We now feel it is time to redefine once again.”
The lifestyle boutique will leave its Lower East Side retail space and will move to a new location “in the very near future.”
Reed Space wrote the blueprint and laid the foundation for the lifestyle store concept. The boutique is much more than a clothing store offering footwear, accessories, books, magazines and mixtapes. The space also features an art gallery and event space for pop up stores and sample sales.
2016 also saw the closing of longtime New York City stores Patricia Field on Bowery and Geminola in the West Village.
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