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LOWER EAST SIDE—The Hoodie Shop is throwing in the towel, Bowery Boogie is reporting. After four years, Peter Shapiro, Questlove, and Aleah Speranza's collaborative effort at 181 Orchard Street is dunzo due to escalating rents. All is not lost, however — the blog noted the the boutique is seeking new headquarters, probably in Soho.
MIDTOWN—Finally, we know when Turnstyle, Columbus Circle's cavernous subway station turned shopping center, will debut: April 19th, according to The New York Times. Twenty small restaurants and eateries will join Project No. 8, men's label Spectre & Co., Lush Cosmetics, and Studio Manhattan Art + Design.
NEW YORK CITY—From 2002 to 2012, according to a report obtained by WWD, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 65 percent, or 45 new ones each day, adding more than 56,000 jobs and $3 billion in payroll to the city's economy. As of 2012, there were 413,899 women-owned firms in New York City, compared with 305,198 five years earlier, due largely in part to to women-run fashion businesses.
BOROUGH PARK—Where do modest women shop who wish to "stay godly, yes, but fashionable, too?" The New York Times explored the stores that outfit Hasidic women who require that their elbows, collarbones and knees to be covered, and, if married, their hair hidden under a scarf or wig.