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Holidays 2012: Keeping it Local on the LES

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Daha Vintage, 175 Orchard Street. Photo via New York Magazine.

Every day this month we’re offering suggestions for keeping it local this holiday season.  Lower East Side businesses are still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  We’d love to hear your ideas. Send us an email at tips@thelodownny.com.

  • TLD reader Stacy Musselman recommends Daha Vintage, the popular clothing, shoe and accessory store at 175 Orchard Street that is being forced to move due to a rent hike. Stacy tells us: “Daha Vintage offers quality boots, pumps, furs, dresses, purses, jewelry and more, all at least 30 years old, but most ranging from the ’60s to ’80s.  Currently, everything is 25% off, but my dear friend named MJ, who manages the store, is often willing to cut better deals, and she really knows her vintage and can style like no other!”  But you need to hurry; Daha Vintage is supposed to be out of the space by Monday.
  • 2nd Floor on Clinton, the cocktail lounge above Barramundi, just debuted their holiday drink menu.  There’s an apricot and cherry spiced mulled wine and something called the “Topsy Turvy,” which (if the email we received is to be believed) was named after a donkey owned by the grandfather of 2nd Floor on Clinton owner Tony Powe.   Click here for the complete menu and details concerning the lounge’s New Year’s Eve party, which includes live entertainment by singer Elisabeth Cernadas.
  • Chanukah is upon us, which of course means lots of latkes.  Rather than sweating it out yourself over a hot griddle, there’s always Russ & Daughters.  Check out the legendary appetizing store’s blog, Lox Populi, for details.
  • And finally today, Sauce (78 Rivington Street) is offering their “studio,” the room with the big picture window, for small holiday dinner parties.  The room seats up to 14 people.  More info here.


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