We read of Ahab Bowen’s impending closure on D Magazine’s ShopTalk blog over the weekend, and a visit to the store today sealed the deal. The beloved Boll Street vintage boutique will, indeed, close on Sunday, July 31.
This afternoon, while customers (unaware of the news, most likely) were cheerfully browsing, we engaged the staff in a bittersweet conversation. They wore smiles reminiscing about shopping at Ahab Bowen long before working there, but the mood turned sad when discussing the current state of affairs. One sweet shop girl even went so far as to call this closure “the end of an era”.
Ease your own sadness (as we did ours) by indulging in a little retail therapy. All items at Ahab Bowen are currently 25 percent off, and will be marked down to 50 percent off on Monday, July 18th. Right now you’ll find racks full of vintage dresses and skirts, plus men’s tees and dress shirts and plenty of accessories for everyone. Owner Michael Longcrier will be replenishing stock with additional items from his warehouse throughout these final days. Post-July, items that have not sold will be available at Dolly Python.
Speaking of Mr. Longcrier, DFW Style Daily has reached out for an interview. We’ll keep you posted on additional details relating to this story as they develop.