LES boutique closing after 24 years
Mary Adams The Dress, a boutique on the once artsy Lower East Side, withstood the times but could not withstand the monthly rent of today. The Ludlow Street store is closing after 24 years, but will go out in style (pun intended).
”The Lower East Side has changed a lot, becoming heavily touristy.
It doesn’t really suit my business anymore,” said the store’s owner and namesake Mary Adams.
Adams’ pieces have appeared in fashion shows at the legendary ’80s nightclub Danceteria, the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Palladium.
She hopes to relocate but is wary of the real estate market. Instead she wants to enjoy her privacy while continuing to do private
“I’ll miss the Lower East Side, it had its ups and downs but it is where I’ve been since I started,” said Adams.