February hasn't been the best month for New York City's indie boutique scene. Roughly three weeks ago, Dagny + Barstow abruptly shuttered on Bowery, with no plans to reopen. Last week (on Valentine's Day, no less), Dalaga announced that it would close its Franklin Street stop, and move all business online.
Besides being lovely stores to shop, both boutiques had something else in common: they were each pioneers on their respective streets. Dalaga is the official OG of Greenpoint, having opened on Franklin Street before it was the shopping corridor it is now. Dagny, on the other hand, brought contemporary fashion to the part of Bowery predominantly reserved for restaurant supplies.
As of right now, that leaves
two three open spots on our list of the city's best independent stores. For that, we need your help. Let us know in the comments who you want to see on the list—and state your case for why they ought to be included.
Update: Upon closer inspection, we actually have three open slots: RIP Honey in the Rough.
· Dagny + Barstow Has Closed on Bowery, No Plans Now to Reopen [Racked NY]
· Breaking: Dalaga Is Closing in Greenpoint, Moving Online-Only [Racked NY]
· New York City's 38 Best Independent Boutiques [Racked NY]