Monday, October 5, 2020

AuH20 Thriftique closes up shop on 7th Street

After 14 years selling stylish women's vintage clothes and accessories, AuH20 Thriftique has closed its shop at 84 E. Seventh St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. 

AuH20 closed on Oct. 1 — the shop's 14th anniversary.

Kate Goldwater, who opened the storefront after graduating from college at age 22, made the announcement on Instagram. She will continue the business via online sales

On Sept. 17,  she shared her story in a post on Medium titled "The President Ruined a Business I Spent 14 Years Building."

As she wrote: "I joke with my husband that it's just a secondhand store. I wasn't saving lives, but I think I really did have something special in the East Village. I really do feel like I'm letting everyone down by closing it, but I also don't think that I have another option."

Image via Instagram


Anonymous said...

Sad to lose another storefront! but happy she'll keep it alive online!

Anonymous said...

Got a few REALLY COOL things there over the years. SORRY to see it go!!!! A Big Loss for East Village. Bummer. Good Luck Kate!!! ...Thank You!!!! ...and Thanks for letting my dog in there too!!!

Anonymous said...

I remember when she opened. Nice shop, nice lady. Well the cream always rises... So I have no doubt more successes will be in your forecast GoldH2O

Anonymous said...

All these years I wondered what AuH2O meant, but never asked....Brilliant!