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It didn't take long for the major department stores to reopen, and somewhat surprisingly, it didn't take long for the smaller boutiques, either. Out of the stores we've surveyed so far, the general trend is this: Most of the Brooklyn stores are open for business, and some of them were able to open as early as yesterday. Mostly all of the downtown shops, particularly in the East Village, Soho, and the Lower East Side, are closed due to a lack of power.
We'll be updating the list frequently once more boutiques reopen their doors. (We're expecting a pretty big boom next week, once ConEd turns the lights back on.) Got any info to share? Send it to the tipline, or leave it in the comments below.
UPDATE, FRIDAY, 12PM:
Housing Works: Pending power in Manhattan, the Soho and West Village locations will re-open on Saturday. Tribeca and Chelsea will remain closed.
Epaulet: The store remains closed on the Lower East Side, but it wasn't damaged and the owners are hoping to re-open this weekend. They write, "Brooklyn has a ton of foot traffic, since a lot of people can't make it into the city for work. Lots of people buying jackets for the cold weather that's settled in.
Whisk: The Flatiron District store is open. Says a rep, "Even though we have no power, we can accept cash and credit cards, and were well stocked on candles and butane torches and water bottles and things people may need."
Courtshop: Still closed, but now 10% of all denim proceeds from the website will be donated to Red Cross through Monday.
Kirna Zabête: The Soho location is closed, but they're taking 15% off all fall merchandise on the website through Sunday with the code "SILVERLINING."
The Brooklyn Kitchen: They're open in Williamsburg and collecting supplies for the Red Hook relief effort. Get more details via their Twitter.
Wendy Mink: They're still closed on the Lower East Side, but they're waiving shipping fees on any orders placed between Sunday, October 28th and whenever they're back up and running.
Apple: The Meatpacking District and Soho stores are still closed, but Fifth Avenue, Upper West Side, and Grand Central opened today at 10am. The latter two have announced via the website that they're closing early at 8pm tonight. (We called the help line for more details, but all we got was a guy with a Midwestern accent who said, "I hear most of the stores are closed there, for that hurricane, you know?")
Jonathan Adler: From a mail blast: "Currently our Headquarters and stores in Soho and West Village remain closed, but our Brooklyn warehouse, Madison Avenue, Columbus Avenue and Brooklyn stores are open, as is your 24?hour pot dealer, jonathanadler.com."
Erica Weiner: The Nolita boutique is closed, but the website is offering 15% off all purchases through November 5th.
Otte: The Third Avenue store at 71st Street is open for business, however the downtown and Madison Avenue locations are currently closed, along with the corporate office.
Cloak & Dagger: The East Village location is closed, with plans to reopen as soon as the power comes back on. However, the Brooklyn store at 78 Hoyt Street is up and running. Store owner Brookelyn Starnes told us that the Brooklyn location is hosting "a 'YAY WE ARE ALIVE!!!' sale with 10% off storewide until November 5th to celebrate life!"
Scoop: According to Twitter, the uptown store at 1275 Third Avenue is the only store open. As of this morning, Soho and Meatpacking were both closed.
Courtshop: Due to a lack of power, Courtshop on Mulberry Street is closed. As a consolation, they're hosting a 20% off sale on the entire website.
Dalaga: The Greenpoint store at 150 Franklin Street is up and running with normal hours, though the Soho store is closed until further notice.
Jumelle: The boutique was spared any damage on Bedford Avenue, and was actually able to reopen yesterday. Store owner Candice Waldron adds that they're particularly busy today.
Bird: All of Bird's locations are open, and the Williamsburg store is stocked with Halloween candy.
Old Hollywood: The Greenpoint location at 99 Franklin Street actually reopened yesterday, since all of its employees live in the neighborhood and were easily able to walk to work. Like most downtown shops, the Lower East Side location is without power, and will reopen once it comes back on.
Oak: The Bond Street store is closed, but the location at 55 Nassau Street is open, and is also offering 30% off everything at the "Blackout Sale."
A Thousand Picnics: The shop at 171 S. 4th Street in Williamsburg didn't encounter any damage or flooding, and was able to reopen yesterday.
Housing Works: As of right now, seven of Housing Works locations are open: Broadway and 96th Street, Columbus and 74th Street, the Upper East Side, Yorkville, Hells Kitchen, Park Slope, and Brooklyn Heights. The Gramercy and Tribeca stores are closed, and the openings of the West Village, Soho, and Chelsea shops is TBD, with more information expected to come through today. Update: All shops other than Tribeca and Chelsea are expected to be open by Saturday.
Fishs Eddy: The shop is currently closed with plans to reopen once power is restored. In the meantime, the website is offering a 25% discount. The store's marketing & e-commerce manager adds, "We've had such a great outpouring of support from our customers—it's keeping us going!"
TekServe: They're open and selling electronics despite having no electricity. On their blog, they write, "Without power, most of our customers are looking for products to help them charge their dead or dying devices. Mophie Battery Packs, Surge Protectors, Power Supplies, and Flashlights have been among our best sellers since Sandy hit."
Wink: The Upper East Side location at 1330 Third Avenue and the store at 188 Columbus Avenue are both open. The Soho store remains closed due to a lack of power.
Fix Beauty Bar: The salon on the second floor at 847 Lexington Avenue is open. Co-owner Karol Markowicz says their services have been a great option for women without power who can't wash their hair at home.
Pinkyotto: The location at 204 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg is open, but the Nolita, East Village, and West Village stores remain closed and without power.
Creatures of Comfort: The Mulberry Street store has no power and is closed. However, there's currently a 10% off sale happening on the website. To advertise it, Creatures of Comfort used this image from The Day After Tomorrow.
Shoe Market: The Bedford Avenue shoe store is open and running under normal hours.
Alter: All three of Alter's Brooklyn locations are open for business.
Steven Alan: The Upper West Side location at 465 Amsterdam Avenue is open, along with the Brooklyn women's and men's stores at 347 and 349 Atlantic Avenue.
Life:Curated: The shop at 186 Grand Street in Brooklyn is open for business.
Dear Fieldbinder, Smith + Butler, Epaulet: All three of these Smith Street outposts are open. Epaulet remains closed on the Lower East Side, but the store wasn't damaged and they're hoping to re-open this weekend. The owners tell us, "Brooklyn has a ton of foot traffic, since a lot of people can't make it into the city for work. Lots of people buying jackets for the cold weather that's settled in."
Eponymy: The Park Slope store at 466 Bergen Street is open and operating under normal hours.
Opening Ceremony: According to Twitter, the Ace Hotel location is open, but the Howard Street store is still closed without power.
Intermix:The uptown locations at 1003 Madison Avenue and 210 Columbus Avenue are open, but according to Twitter, all of the downtown stores are currently closed.
Alexis Bittar: The location at 1100 Madison Avenue has reopened.
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