Enz’s 50s-Inspired Boutique Coming To 171 Fifth Avenue

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Enzs Boutique Exterior

In what has been a pretty quiet transition, Dr. Brendan’s Mac Repair has vacated the space at 171 Fifth Avenue and 50s-inspired clothing boutique Enz’s is on its way in.

This will be the shop’s second location, expanding from its East Village spot. According to New York Magazine, Enz’s has been selling to the rockabilly and pinup crowd since the 1970s:

The shop is known for its weekly shuffle of nipped-waist dresses, most designed by owner Mariann Marlowe. The selection includes full-skirted dresses in bright prints, retro, patterned aprons, burlesque bathing suits, and unusual accessories like Dia de Los Muertos cocktail rings and charm bracelets. Punk nuances like skull-stamped T-shirts and handbags hint at the shop’s angsty past, but the aesthetic also surfaces in softer standouts, like the macabre line of faded, rose-embellished jewelry by Tarina Tarantino. And for those looking to accessorize beyond the wall of sharp clutches and leather Tano bags, button-down greaser shirts and black cotton tees are on hand for the men buying you a beer (or a milkshake) later.

Co-owner Cat Foley, who is already at work cleaning up the windows, tells us that the inventory is strictly reproductions– meaning no vintage garb, just vintage-inspired. She also says they’re hoping to be open by July 15. Based on the current state of the space, that means a lot of work in not a lot of time. We’re excited to welcome it whenever it gets here!

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