Better retail in Harlem is pretty hard to come buy on the fashion end and it appears that another pioneer shop will shutter. We usually give SWING concept shop on the corner of 118th Street a shout out during fashion week for being one of the best Harlem retail boutiques but a tip came in that the store has packed up this past weekend. This was also one of the new shops on ACP during the early years of revival in South Harlem and one of the last ones to stick around for so long. With a new economic diversity now established in Harlem, better retailers should be doing well uptown but ultimately the right marketing and merchandising mix has to be found for this to happen. Initially SWING carried notable collections such as Rick Owens but maybe Harlem is not ready just yet for the extreme high end of the fashion world at this point in time.