From our November 2014 magazine, recent openings on the Lower East Side:
Fred.NYC (192 Orchard St.): Nova Scotia super stylist Fred Connors brings his salon and beauty products to the LES in his first U.S. foray. His Orchard Street location focuses on hair and beauty, without the cafe element of the larger Halifax flagship. The salon is open by appointment 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Feit Direct (2 Prince St.): The limited-edition handmade shoes and accessories store presents its first permanent NYC outpost. Feit (pronounced “fight”), now located just off the Bowery, has had a few pop-up shops in the area for the last few years. Founded by Australian brothers Tull and Josh Price, the shop touts sustainable high-quality materials made with minimal environmental impact. Store hours are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays noon to 7 p.m.
City CoPilot (143 Orchard St.): Offering daily luggage storage, key exchange and package deliveries, this new chain acts as a “neighborhood front desk” for travelers and locals who don’t have a doorman. The desk is open 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily; look for expanded hours in the future.
Prema Hair (101 Stanton St.): Taking over the old Pimps & Pinups space, this team of Australian fashion stylists offers “creative cutting, colour correction and editorial work” for your next fashion shoot, or just so you can feel like a model walking down the street, all starting at $65. Salon hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
LESpace (201 Allen St.): Popping up in the former Los Perros Locos space, the teams from miLES and FAME.creative are joining forces to entice chefs, artists, artisans and innovators to bring their ideas to life in this “pop-up launchpad.” The commercial kitchen is still intact, along with built-in cooking and drinking licenses. There is also a 300-square-foot open gallery space so the events should be creative–and tasty. Contact email@example.com for more info.
GBE (291 Grand St.): International art star gallerist Gavin Brown opens a second space loosely coined as more of a “basement” with the first show, works by Steven Pippin, set to open Nov. 11. Gallery hours are not yet set.