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Two more shops on the Lower East Side are closing their doors: Jewelry boutique Attitude by Jeanne and hodge-podge apparel store Seleven are packing it up. Both stores are located on Orchard Street, and while Seleven's foreclosure is a little more straightforward—Bowery Boogie reports that lease signs are in the windows and ads for inventory sales in place—Attitude's predicament is a little more confusing.
The store closed up last week, but over the summer it will be remodeled drastically and will implement an entirely new concept. So it'll pretty much become a completely different store. In an unlikely twist of events—given the grim predictions for the neighborhood's retail environment—, Attitude will be reinventing itself as a Co-op with the handbag line Corrente. So while Attitude's gates are currently closed, the closure sign reads that it is merely "restructuring." The remodeling is slated to finish in August, and, in the meantime, the shop will host showcases from local artists throughout July.
· ATTITUDE by Jeanne Shutters; Corrente Co-Op Coming Soon [Bowery Boogie]
· Seleven is Shuttering Its Shop at 145 Orchard [Bowery Boogie]
· Can't a Boutique Survive on the LES Anymore? [Racked NY]