Tuesday, July 6, 2010

More vintage doom: Beauty Crisis is closing

Another thrift/vintage store is closing in the East Village...Beauty Crisis on Seventh Street between Avenue A and First Avenue is wrapping it up in the next two weeks...

[Many thanks to EV Grieve reader Blue Glass for the tip and photos.]

Meanwhile, the vintage carnage continues...among the closures this year:

Monk Thrift Shop on Avenue B

Atomic Passion on Ninth Street

O Mistress Mine on 11th Street

Andy's Chee-Pees on St. Mark's Place

Fab 208 is moving into a smaller space on Seventh Street

Not to mention previous closings:
Love Saves the Day
Howdy Do

Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village vintage stores doomed?

Atomic Passion has closed


JM said...

Atomic Passion a vintage store? That's a little bit of a stretch, maybe, certainly for clothes, doncha think? And Andy's has sucked for years, overpriced with not-so-hot merchandise, even when they had the other location near Union Square.

What about new vintage stores, like the guy who opened on 9th just west of 1st? He used to be in a smaller space on 10th between 1st and A...he actually expanded when he moved. Are there any others?

Not that I don't love you, and it's a shame to see these place go, but I don't think vintage stores are an endangered species around here just yet. Thank God! :-)

glamma said...

that sucks. they have great dresses.

James and Karla Murray said...

excellent post, as always. reminds us of when Unique Boutique, Zoot, Antique Boutique, Flip and all those disappeared.

Jill said...

The Monk's Thrift Shop on 10th & Ave A also closed recently (next store to the new Diablo).

EV Grieve said...

Monk actually moved to Third Street in the old Dancetracks space.

Laura Goggin Photography said...

It's interesting that these shops are closing, yet vintage flea markets are all the rage.

Anonymous said...

Hope there's a few left open in September when we come visiting for a little while. I want local and unique stores, not franchise nightmares. I'm traveling half way around the world to NYC to see the same old shit I can see in malls at home.

Erin said...

Flea markets are the rage because the prices are (usually) much more reasonable. I loved Beauty Crisis but their prices were absolutely ridiculous. Especially considering their stock was regular thrift store finds imported from neighboring states and then marked up to high heaven. I realize there's a certain degree of mark-up needed to keep the lights on and pay the rent in an expensive city such as this but Beauty Crisis took it way too far.