FashionEtc Mourns a Retail Favorite as Scoop NYC Closes All Its Stores


We are extremely sad to report that after almost 20 years in business Scoop NYC, a longtime favorite, and occasional partner, of FashionEtc will be shuttering all of its stores as inventory is liquidated.

Last Monday the New York City flagship SoHo store was unexplainably closed and now the announcement has been made that the chain’s other stores started liquidating on Saturday. The online store has also closed, with the site now directing you to the sales at the remaining store locations.

Founded by Stefani Greenfield and Uzi Ben-Abraham in 1996, and acquired by Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos. in 2007, Scoop was one of the first stores to specialize in contemporary labels and was known for putting several designers and brands on the same rack, instead of separating them as is the norm in most stores. Scoop was also famously known for launching brands such as Alice + Olivia and Rag & Bone. After the major success with its New York stores, Scoop then opened other stores all across the country.

Much speculation has been made on the closure, with most of the rumours pointing towards skyrocketing rents for the chain’s downfall. Their stores were large, the flagship store a whopping 10,000 square feet, and their profit margins were likely not keeping up with the large raises in rent they had faced in the last few years.

According to an employee at the Upper East Side location items in store and online are currently 10-30% off. There appears to be no set close date as they have claimed “the doors will close whenever everything is sold out.”

Scoop NYC, you made a huge impact in the fashion world and we will miss you!