Shopping for clothes has changed so much since COVID 19 hit three years ago..and yes, things are mostly back to normal. Many more people shop online for everything; and I will admit, I prefer not to clothes shop online. I can never be sure of the fit, the color, the fabric quality…and it’s a hassle to make returns!
Brookside is so fortunate to have an expanded woman’s clothing store, LADYCO, which opened recently in part of the former New Dime Store space at 314 W 63rd St. LADYCO offers you the experience of what shopping used to be like: leisurely browsing through different clothes and styles with a friendly, helpful staff that is very customer focused. At LADYCO, you will find a wide selection of pants, tops, dresses, jeans and accessories you won’t find in any national chain retail store.
CEO Abby Flores opened her first retail shops in Brookside in 2017—you may remember Itsy Bitsy Bums and COCO on Oak St just north of 63rd. When a fire destroyed much of the building in 2017, COCO moved to Waldo temporarily before coming back to Brookside on 63rd St, just west of Main St. Lady Bye then opened on Brookside Plaza next to Skin. When COVID hit and foot traffic stopped, the shops had to close and after reopening, Abby decided she wanted a larger space on 63rd St to combine Lady Bye and COCO. LADYCO is now in part of the former New Dime Store location—totally remodeled but with the original worn hardwood floors in tact!
Describing the type of styles you’ll find in LADYCO, Abby says they are “Modern classics. We have some very trendy pieces as well as staple items. We are known for our wide selection of denim jeans, all priced under $100.” Abby is particularly proud of the range of sizes she carries: a mix of extra small through 3X, with the larger sizes featured in front of the store. LADYCO also hosts private shopping events, if you are looking for something a little different to celebrate a ladies night out, birthday or other special occasion.
Business has been great at the new location, and Abby is very proud of her staff, saying “Everything we do is about serving our amazing customer base. Our staff loves to make people feel beautiful. They can help you put together a capsule wardrobe or suggest pieces for a specific event. We get new merchandise in every week.”
Stop by and see the newly expanded LADYCO this spring; check out the new styles and let the staff pamper you with service! LADYCO is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. There is also a sister store, KATE, in the River Market area at 412 Delaware.