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Arleen Bowman Loses Its Bleecker Street Lease After 25 Years

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Image via Arlene Bowman's Boutique/Facebook
The Arleen Bowman boutique on Bleecker Street opened its doors back in 1987, pre-Marc Jacobs and Magnolia. However, the influx of luxury tenants, chain stores, and cupcakes has finally pushed the shop out, as Jeremiah's Vanishing New York reports that Arleen's has lost its lease after 25 years.

Jeremiah spoke with Arleen herself, and asked her what it was like being the "last Mohican" on Bleecker. Her response: "I have always felt very comfortable in my space, and took pride in the fact that I was an independent retailer with a boutique filled with the best and most interesting items I could present to my customers. As far as I was concerned, I was offering them the LUXURY of choice."

She adds that initially the shop was looking to relocate, but anything affordable was too far "off the beaten track." For now, she'll continue to designer her signature Hanna G shirt collection, which you can see her try on here. The boutique plans to close at the end of the month, and in the meantime, they're having one giant sale.
· Arleen Bowman Boutique [Jeremiah's Vanishing New York]
· Arleen Bowman Boutique [Official Site]

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