Upscale Footwear Walks Into 807 Washington


Fashionable club-goers and maybe even a few hog butchers will be able to navigate the brick roads of the meatpacking district in style now that Nicholas Kirkwood, the upscale designer footwear brand has inked a 1,572-square-foot retail deal at 807 Washington Street.

Located between Gansevoort and Horatio streets, the ground-floor boutique is scheduled to open by winter of 2012, broker said. As with most space—office and retail alike—asking prices have risen in the area since the High Line park opened two years ago, although specific prices at 807 Washington Street were not immediately available.

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Joshua Strauss and Zachary Beloff of Robert K. Futterman & Associates represented Nicholas Kirkwood in the transaction while Romanoff Equities, the building’s landlord, was represented in-house.

“The brand sought an exclusive location similar to its London boutique and found this in the meatpacking district, where there is a growing co-tenancy of designer labels, including Jeffery’s Intermix, Zac Posen, Scoop, Ports 1961, Christian Louboutin [and] Maison Martin Margiela, among others,” Mr. Strauss said in a statement. “The new boutique at 807 Washington features exposed brick walls and a wrap-around window looking onto a private courtyard and will provide the perfect setting for its first U.S. location.”

Women’s Wear Daily first had news of the deal.