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Friday, May 05, 2006

Love Saves The Day

This place in the East Village on Second Avenue has been around since it first became the fun thing to wear nostalgic clothing ironically. They've now expanded their holdings to memorabilia, vintage toys and accessories, layer upon layer, decade upon decade. They have a rather fierce sign at the door, "unattended children will be sold into slavery" probably because it would be the perfect place for kids to go wild, play dress up and pretend, endlessly. Every inch is covered with old cocktail and prom dresses, antique toys, references to and memorabilia of famous rock and roll figures from times gone by (inside photo). Madonna shopped here for the look she wore in her first movie - the tattered lace glove and rosary as jewelry look. Rents having risen astronomically, so they will be moving at the end of this year around October, to another location somewhere along East Seventh Street. So, if you get the chance to visit before that, you will experience the original LSD in all it's overheated and psychedelic glory. Kind of doubt they will be able to reproduce quite the effect they have grown here over decades...
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11 comments:

Edwin Sumun said...

Hello B & L!

haven't been here for over a week and look at what I've missed! I esp. loved yesterday's post. Those boys really can hit those buckets!

and this shot is just divine. I love knick-knack shops like these. You can find almost anything that reminds you of younger days.

have a great weekend!

xx always

Anne said...

That place looks like it needs some organization...seems to me you will find it hard to find what your looking for!

Andreea said...

looks like complete madness - just my kind of place :)

Nicola said...

Wow, it looks like this place is full of treasures to be explored!

chris.h. said...

Too much to see!! Great catch and great idea to add the video.

Rob said...

Nice shot. It's called LSD? An imitation shop with the same name started here- I wonder if there is a connection

Lorethian said...

What a great shot, the guy looks so small in there.



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Brian said...

LSD is the initials for Love Saves the Day, the name of the store. I think it's possible they've opened stores elsewhere, one or two...eventually the day will come when there will be no more nostaligic items left to sell, or maybe, considering what there is in the attics of the world, that is unrealistic...
Lucy

ljubljana_photo said...

I love this one, really shows how I imagine New York to look.

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Cheers

Sam said...

Great shop!!!

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