"We opened on September 4th and we had a great first week—we thought, we're rich!" says Sloan Mandell, describing the early days of Exhibitionist, his and Michael Spirito's shop at 182 Orchard Street, a block that is either completely charming or just about ruined by gentrification, depending on who you talk to. "What a strange ride it's been. Want to know how we got this space? We were sitting across the street having a drink and we noticed this place, which had been some kind of club, had one of those notices that says, 'Closed by Police Department for Narcotics Activity.' It took us three months of renovation. All that's left is... More >>>