The Family Jewels, a vintage clothing store on 23rd by 7th Avenue, is closing at the end of April.
Owner Lillyan Peditto has been in business for 34 years in Chelsea. The Family Jewels has moved around a bit, but dates back to 1980.
Lillyan says the closing is due to "a $20,000 a month rent issue." She hopes to find a new location, possibly in the East Village.
"People are so happy we exist," she told Manhattan Sideways in a short video, "because where do you find a little treasure trove like this?"
Now the shop will probably become a T-Mobile.
In the meantime, The Family Jewels is having a big sale and auction.You might even be able to get their leopard-print sofa.