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.