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Throwback Thursday: The Bowery in New York

If you’ve been to New York and walked up and down the Bowery, you’ll notice the most energetic and bustling street in the big apple right now. The old dive bar, CBGB’s is now a John Varvatos menswear store, an old rickety hotel is now the famous Bowery Hotel, and The New Museum leans up against an old homeless shelter called Bowery Mission. Read on the gentrification here. To film purists everywhere, the classic On The Bowery has been re-released which acts as sort of a time capsule of the yesteryears. Only old school New Yorkers remember… [MORE] the large subway trains running through the middle of the street (seen above). The film is set in 1957, directed by Lionel Rogosin. It follows a new arrival on America’s #1 Skid Row, Ray Salyer (including some of today’s SoHo). It’s a non-scripted improv starring actual Bowery denizens, and won Best Documentary at the Venice Film Festival and Best Documentary Oscar nomination. You can purchase special edition DVDs of On The Bowery on eBay starting at $20. It’s a perfect gift for any true New Yorker. 

(Photo: Courtesy of the film. Text by Jauretsi)


Sample Sale for Sandy

By Jauretsi

When Julie Gilhart sends a message, you stop to read it. The former Barneys fashion director has since moved on to pursue her love of surfing, support political causes, and champion ecologically minded clothing. This week, she’s working on a designer sample sale with Waves for Water and Architecture for Humanity to help collect funds to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy. On November 27th and 28th, the Bowery Hotel will host a sample sale featuring items from 150 clothing and accessories designers for both men and women, with more donations coming in each day. Plus, Gilhart adds, “Who doesn’t need a little wardrobe update?” 

"It’s simple," she writes, urging industry friends to come check out the inventory. "The more people we get to shop, the more money we will make for these two organizations that are doing such great work to help folks recover and rebuild after Sandy." 

Here’s the facts:

Where - The Bowery Hotel, 4 East 3rd Street, New York, NY


When - Tuesday, November 27th. Early admission from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ($50 TICKETS ). General Admission ($5) from 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 28th from 11:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m.

How - Buy tickets online at or at the door. If you can’t make the sale, you can simply donate to the cause here.

If you’re not convinced, here’s the list of designers with racks at this sample sale (definitely worth the $50 pre-admission fee):

3.1 Phillip Lim, Alabama Chanin, A.L.C., Alexander McQueen, Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Alyssa Norton, Anniel, Anya Hindmarch, Araks, Atericami by Adelle Zibetti, Aurora Lopez Mejia, Brian Atwood, Band of Outsiders, Bantu, Basquiat, Brightly Twisted, Carve, C & T by Costello Tagliapietra, Cacharel, Cedric Charlier, Cheap Monday, Clu, Cote-Improvd, Creatures of Comfort, Currient/Elliott, Cushnie et Ochs, Derek Lam/ 10 Crosby, Dezso by Sara Beltran, Diane von Furstenberg, Eddie Borgo, Edun, Electric Feathers, Elizabeth and James, Equipment, Erdem, Erin Fetherston, Fenton and Fallon, Giada Forte Fuzzi, Giles & Brother, Habitual, Hassan Pierre, Haute Hippie, Helmut Lang, Honor, Isabel Marant, J Brand, James Perse, Jasmin Shokrian, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jet by John Eshaya, Jerome Dreyfuss, Jill Platner, John Patrick Organic, Joie, Jonathan Cohen Collection, Judy Geib, K Jacques, Krisa L’Agence, La Garconne, Lanston, Lanvin, Le Lettre, Lemlem, Loomstate, M. Patmos/ Leroy & Perry, Magda Berliner, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Mary Ping/ Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Massimo, Mason by Michelle Mason, Max, McQ by Alexander McQueen, Moschino, Nina Ricci, Obakki, Paper Denim & Cloth, Patagonia, Pamela Love, Pedro Garcia, Pipit, Plenty, Ports 1961, Proenza Schouler, Rachel Comey, Rachel Pally, Ramy Brook, Richard Chai, Robert Geller, Rogan, Saturdays Surf NYC, Sea Seavees, SEE by Chloe, Selima Skaist-Taylor, Soles by Warren Soludos, Stella McCartney Kids, Steven Alan, Steven Dann, Stussy, Suno, Surface to Air, Rag and Bone, Run Collection by Susan Cianciolo, Suss, Tuss Giberson, Thakoon, The Giving Keys, Theory, Theyskens’ Theory, Thom Browne, Tila March, Timo Weiland, Tracy Reese, Tucker, Ulla Johnson, Vena Cava, Victoria Beckham Denim, Versace, Vince, VPL, Warby Parker, Whit, Yigal Azrouel, Zero + Maria Cornejo