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If there was ever any doubt in anyone's mind that the Lower East Side has become a tough place for indie retail, this should settle it. Stanton Street stalwart Foley + Corinna abruptly shuttered this weekend after a friends and family closing sale.
The brand originally opened on the Lower East Side in November of 1999, making it the rare LES boutique to last over a decade. (Although it switched locations during its tenure, it never left the neighborhood.) For a brief but glorious period in the mid-aughts, it also operated a men's shop. Now, all operations appear to have moved online. No word yet about what will take over 114 Stanton—for the moment, it's just a papered-up shell.
· Foley + Corinna Shutters 114 Stanton Boutique [Bowery Boogie]
· All Foley + Corinna coverage [Racked NY]
· Foley + Corinna [Official Site]