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Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Glimpse Into the Orchard Corset Center, on the Lower East Side

Storefronts, LES
Photo by myself on Orchard and Stanton Streets, on the Lower East Side.

Orchard Street, on the Lower East Side, is known for a handful of clothing and fabric stores that have survived the test of time.

On weekends, the street is often shut off from car traffic. Tables and racks of clothing are informally set up on the street for shoppers to browse through.

The Orchard Corset Center has been a family business since the 1930's. It's located just around the corner from Katz's Deli. Inside, what might be the proprietress.

For more about this store, including a short tour inside, check out this post on Jeremiah's Vanishing New York.

Related posts: From the Corner Deli, in SoHo, Passing By, in Sunset Park and Old New York, on the Lower East Side.

6 comments:

Joanne said...

I love it! Yummy...

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

Ha, perfect "right place/right time" shot, with Ms Buttoned-Up Business Woman standing inside...

Great capture!

RedPat said...

Great shot! Love the old stores - glad they can survive.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

That's a great photo Kitty, it makes the store look so inviting, although having read the post on Jeremiah's blog I won't be venturing in there for buxom old lady bras anytime soon ;-)

Lily Hydrangea said...

we have a store just like this on Long Island. two little old ladies run it and if you need to have a proper fitting bra - they are the ones to see. Your post makes me think I should do a post on it.

Leif Hagen said...

I wonder how much business that store gets? I wonder what the customer demographics are?!