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ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG: BBlessing, the influential men’s store at 181 Orchard Street in New York, is closing after four years. Despite lots of good press, the store, which has lamps bolted to the ceiling and an upside-down table for a clothes rack, succumbed. “The shop has been pretty slow for the past year,” said Nicholas Kratochvil, manager and designer of the BBlessing collection. “Other shops are closing in the neighborhood and there’s a lot of stalled construction.” Kratochvil said he counted nine closed storefronts on Orchard Street. Besides the signature collection, BBlessing sells hand-stitched Rag & Bone jeans and Raf Simons shoes. Collaborations include Rogan and Black Sheep and Prodigal Son’s Derrick Cruz. News of BBlessing’s demise came in an e-mail announcing that the store’s last day is Saturday. A closing sale will run until then. Kratochvil said everything must go, including fixtures and furniture. “People are rooting for us to start again,” Kratochvil said. “We’ve been talking to possible new investors, but there are no plans at this point to do the collection or open a store this year.”

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