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Rackage is a look inside recently-opened stores around town. Today, we take a trip to the Lower East Side, way below Delancey, to visit bar and boutique The Dressing Room.
The Dressing Room, a newish establishment on the shopping corridor of Orchard Street between Broome and Grand Streets opened by Nicole Fontanella, a stylist and personal shopper, is working three different angles: indie designer boutique, thrift shop and nightspot. The first floor of the space holds a boutique filled with racks of clothing from underground and up-and-coming designers, the stock of which is rotated every four months. Adjacent to the shop is a full bar, set to open July 18th. Downstairs is a thrift shop featuring vintage and gently-used clothing and accessories for men and women. Once the bar's up and running, this place could turn into a bonafide neighborhood hang instead of a drop-in shopping spot, especially since they've got wifi. FYI: Fontanella's currently looking for one more designer to showcase in the store, so if you're aspiring to do as much, we'd advise dropping by the space.