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AKOO Clothing Signs 12-Year Lease at 231 West 39th Street

231 West 39th Street.

AKOO Clothing signed a 12-year lease at 231 West 39th Street for 9,355 square feet previously occupied by Genevieve Anderson, according to The New York Post which first reported the story.

AKOO (which stands for A King of Oneself) is a menswear brand founded by Grammy-winning artist T.I. The firm will be joined by its owner RP55 Group, a manufacturing and distribution company, in the space. Read More

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Apparel Business Moves to 231 West 39th Street

231 West 39th Street.

GMC Mercantile Corp. has signed a new seven-year lease for a 9,153-square-foot portion of the sixth floor of 231 West 39th Street, Commercial Observer has learned.

The apparel business has relocated from 148 West 37th Street, according to Jeff Buslik of Adam & Co., who represented both the tenant and the landlord, 231/249 West 39 Street Associates, alongside his father, James Buslik. Asking rent for the space was $40 per square foot. Read More

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Wholesale Distributor Takes Space at 48 West 37


Marais, a wholesale distributor of ladies handbags and accessories, has signed a 10-year, 5,052-square-foot new lease at 48 West 37th Street.

The company, which asking rent was $39 per square foot, plans to use the space as general and executive offices as well as showroom space for their handbag and accessories company.

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Hard Tail Extends Lease on 39th Street

231 West 39th Street.

Los Angeles-based clothier Hard Tail has signed a five-year extension to its 5,521-square-foot lease at 231 West 39th Street, known as the Contemporary Fashion Center, James Buslik, principal at Adams & Company, confirmed with The Commercial Observer. Asking rent was $40 per square foot.

“They liked the bright space–it was custom built for them,” Mr. Buslik said. Mr. Buslik, along with Jeff Buslik, also of Adams & Company, represented both the tenant and the landlord, 231/249 West 39 Street Associates, in the transaction. Read More

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Hudson Jeans Gets Down on More Space Like Wiz Khalifa

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Kate Hudson, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, a consortium of post-college-aged women across the city – and real estate professionals looking to get down like Wiz Khalifa – will presumably be pleased to hear that Hudson Jeans has bulked up its space at 231 West 39th Street.

The apparel company, which supplies department stores across the city with its clothing, has signed a 10-year, 6,973-square-foot renewal, adding 2,700 square feet to its showroom, as it grows in popularity among celebrities — and the men and women who admire them.

“The building really looks like a 25- to 35-year-old, post-college, women’s closet… every brand you would see in a department store or out at a bar or club at night,” said Jeffrey Buslik of Adams & Co., who represented the tenant and the landlord in the transaction. Read More

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Point Zero Opens Showroom in New York

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Point Zero has inked a 2,821-square-foot transaction to open a showroom and office in the Garment District.

Point Zero signed a deal for a new space at 231 West 39th Street, or the building known as the Contemporary Fashion Center.

The Canadian manufacturer of chic fashion forward apparel for men, women and children will join several notable tenants including Stargate Apparel, Inc., Destino Vero Designs and Apparel LLC, and Between the Notes LLC. Read More

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Stargate Apparel To Stay at 231 West 39th

231 W. 39th St. (photo courtesy of Property Shark)

Stargate Apparel will continue to call 231 West 39th Street home.

With its seven-year lease for its 7,300 square foot space coming to an end, Stargate Apparel negotiated a deal with building owner, 231/249 West 39 Street Associates, to extend the lease for another seven years.

The company also got a bump in its square footage in the deal, increasing its space to 9,000 square feet at $35 per square foot. Read More