Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
The Bowery's grit has, for the most part, been washed away by a wave of new condos, hotels, boutiques, banks and grocery stores. And retailers who were attracted to the stretch because of its grimy, storied past—like John Varvatos, who opened a boutique in the former CBGB Space last April—are capitalizing on that history with tees that command decidedly new-Bowery prices. Behold Varvatos' new $98 pima cotton "Bowery NYC" tee, exclusive to Barneys. Too rich for your tastes? Canal Street's surely got something similar for much less.
· Fighting, Yelling at Varvatos Bowery Opening Event [Racked]
· Now Open Saturday Special: John Varvatos on Bowery [Racked]