by Andrea DelBene in New Trends on Thursday 22 August 2013

New York is devoted to duct tape. Actually New York was devoted to duct tape, when a pop-up Duck Tape brand duct tape store opened in midtown Manhattan in mid April, and then closed in late April.

For at least two years, the duct tape industry had been booming amongst elementary and middle school aged girls who either had a heavy hand in mommy and daddy’s pockets, or began inspiring adults to craft duct tape clothes and accessories themselves.

Or maybe housework gets done with duct tape these days. Or maybe the Duck Tape entrepreneurs were just a little too ambitious. The Manhattan Duck Tape store was the first and last duct tape store in the world.