Cozbi, the small boutique on 5th Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets, has closed. The front window has been papered over, the sign has been taken down, and the phone is disconnected.
Opened in the summer of 2011 by Honduran clothing designer Cozbi Cabrera, it showcased her handmade dresses, skirts, and outerwear for women and children. Aside from designing clothes, Cabrera also made quilts and muñecas, hand-sewn dolls with custom-made outfits that sold for up to $1,500 (and earned her an appearance on Oprah). The average item at Cozbi averaged well over a hundred dollars, however (blouses cost $145 and sundresses cost $200), which most likely limited her customer base.
She also ran a shop on Court Street that closed before this one opened. If you're in the market for a quilt or muñeca, they're still available through her online store.