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Guess that ladies don't love limited-edition sneakers quite as much as men do: Laces, a women's-only sneaker boutique at 252 Mott Street between Houston and Prince Streets, has said goodbye to the retail world. When we walked by the space earlier today, all the Nikes and Reeboks had been cleared out and a "For Rent" sign marked the glass storefront; their website has also been wiped clean. The shop lasted just over two years, which isn't terribly bad for Nolita.
· Laces NY [Official Site, now defunct]