Friday, June 19, 2020

I Need More will close next month

[Photo from 2017 for EVG by Walter Wlodarczyk]

I Need More, the rock 'n' roll boutique that Jimmy Webb owned and operated on Orchard Street, will close next month after three-plus years the shop announced this week.

Webb, once referred to as "punk rock's unofficial shopkeeper" during his tenure at Trash & Vaudeville on St. Mark's Place, died on April 14 of cancer. He was 62.

The store is currently open, through July, for curbside pickup from noon to 4 p.m.

Here's their closing notice...

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I NEED MORE Will Always Be A Rock N Roll Clothing Store That is All About The Spirit Of New York City … Past, Present And Future !!! It Was Conceived Within The Heart And Birthed On The Essence Of Art, Music, Freedom And Everything Else That Colors The World !!! : ) With That Being Said ... We’re Taking Our Final Bow ... Closing Up the Shop Late July 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 We Want to Thank You for Brightening Up Our Lives for the Last Two and Half Years and Being a Part of Jimmy’s Baby !!! As Jimmy Would Say “SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA JUMP UP AND SIT BESIDE THOSE SPECIAL PEOPLE THAT HAVE NOT ONLY GRACED YOUR LIFE BUT SHARED THEIR SPECIAL GIFT WITH THE WORLD AND CREATED HISTORY !!!” 💕 I Need More is Everything That’s Real, Raw, Energetic, Welcoming, Passionate, Dirty, Beautiful and Most of All ... Honest ... And We Hope You Keep That Spirit Alive !!! : ) #WeLiveRockNRollForever 💕💕 P.S. As a Final Gift to You All We Are Offering a 20-50% Off Sale on All Online Items !!! 💕💕 xxx, The I Need More Team @rudeinblaq @axlvalentine @leticiaisnothere @chynagay

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In what turned out to be a last hurrah in late February, the shop hosted a “Footprints in February” celebration, in which Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop put their handprints, footprints and autographs in concrete on the floor of I Need More...


AV said...

Jimmy Webb was a very special person and the fashion industry especially should make the effort to properly remember him and his contributions.

I hope that someone is taking special care specifically to preserve Jimmy's amazing personal garments, which were mostly custom, definitely magical, and should be documented and hopefully exhibited one day.

RIP Jimmy <3

Anonymous said...

This is such a bummer. Losing Jimmy was heartbreaking, and now seeing his creation come to a close hurts all over again. There's just no replacement for what we've lost.

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Anonymous said...


I had not thought of what you proposed until I had read what you said, but I too truly hope someone smart preserves his personal wardrobe in some regard.

Maybe FIT or some other entity that has a archive of important garments can assist, but Jimmy's legacy definitely deserves to be handled with care and respect, as a figure in the fashion industry and as an important New Yorker.

Anonymous said...

So very true and I hope whoever was bequeathed his belongings will share them with the public one day - an exhibit would be amazing. Not to mention that beautiful painting of him that hung in the store.