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The Lower East Side is now home to a Steve Madden store at 132 Ludlow and Rivington. Take some time to digest that little bit of news. A Racked source, who passed by Sunday night, writes: "It seems to be an outlet. Had the overall vibe of a sample sale. Signs in windows, hastily printed, like ALL MEN'S SHOES $100/PAIR." So basically, it's worse than we feared.
Steve Madden refuse taking up precious sidewalk space on Rivington.
· Steve Madden Readying To Open On Rivington Street [Racked]