There's been a lot of news in the news about the Orchard Street boutique owner who was thrown through his plate-glass window when he tried to stop a shoplifter who was walking out with a $2,200 vintage Chanel purse.
Said the boutique's co-owner of the shoplifter's accomplice, "She wanted Chanel. She was willing to die for it." DNA also reported that the boutique had "two prior shoplifting incidents in which a $1,800 vintage Chanel makeup bag was stolen."
Before this boutique was here, before there was vintage Chanel on Orchard, this was the location of the Lolita Bra shop.
photo: verplanck's flickr
On a recent walk down Orchard Street, filled with the same feelings I have when walking down Elizabeth Street, I noticed that the sign for Lolita Bras had vanished. I always loved this sign and guess it's been gone a few years now. It's likely that I noted its vanishing, then forgot, so when I saw it was gone (again) I felt the loss as if it were fresh.
Not for nothing, but whoever was willing to die for a Lolita brassiere?
Underwear on Orchard
Orchard Corset Center