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Old School Lower East Side: 16 Stores With Staying Power

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We already published the winners of our Best of the Lower East Side Awards. But here’s a separate list of some of the old school stores that are still going strong, or at least holding their own.

altman luggage

  • Altman Luggage, 135 Orchard St.. A discount retailer providing a wide selection of luggage, briefcases, backpacks and accessories since 1920.
  • Army & Navy Bags, 177 East Houston St., For 40 years, a popular destination for discounted military surplus bags, jackets and other clothing items.
  • A.W. Kaufman, 73 Orchard St. Since 1924, this has been the place for women to find the perfectly fitted bra.

belraf fabrics

  • Belraf Fabrics, 159 Orchard St.. A discount fabric business operating for more than 70 years
  • Ben Freedman, 137 Orchard St.. A “Bargain District” mainstay for 85 years, offering a wide variety of men’s clothing.
  • Giselle, 143 Orchard St.. For 30 years, this large discount store has carried an extensive line of women’s clothing from high-end designer labels.
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Sam Gluck, Global International.
  • Global International, 62 Orchard St. A 50-year-old store offering designer men’s suits and other clothing items.
  • Ideal Hosiery, 339 Grand St. A destination for discount hosiery and socks since 1950.
  • Joe’s Fabrics, 102 Orchard St.. A 20-year old discount fabric store operating in a second floor space at Orchard and Delancey streets.
  • M Schames & Son, 90 Delancey St., A well-stocked paint store that relocated to Delancey Street after selling its longtime building on Essex Street, which it had occupied since 1927.

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  • Nick & Son Clothing, 161 Orchard St., A discount leather merchant and men’s store operating from Orchard Street for more than 50 years.

orchard corset

  • Orchard Corset, 157 Orchard St. A renowned family-owned business established in 1968 offering corsets, girdles and bras.
  • Rothstein’s Hardware, 106 Ridge St. After 60 years, the longtime Clinton Street hardware store moved around the block earlier this year due to a redevelopment project.
  • Zarin Fabrics, 69 Orchard St. One of the city’s largest and most respected sources of luxurious discount fabrics since 1936.
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  1. there is also harris levy – formerly on grand st. now around the corner on forsyth st. lovely stuff – been shopping there for decades.

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