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



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.

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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.

“AKOO/RP55 Group is an extremely established high-end brand that is popular with many celebrities, making it a great fit within the current tenant roster at 231 West 39th Street,” said Jeff Buslik of Adams & Co. in a statement. Mr. Buslik represented the landlord in the transaction.

Michael Yadgard of Maxwelle New York represented the tenant. Mr. Yadgard could not be reached for comment. Asking rents were $45 per square foot, according to a press release issued by Adams & Co.

Built in 1908, the 12-story, 200,000-square-foot property is home to more than 400 different fashion lines, including Hudson Jeans, Milly and Shoshanna. According to the building’s website, the owners—231/249 West 39 Street Associates—are 100 percent committed to keeping the tenancy limited to exclusively apparel showrooms. Accordingly, the AKOO space, located on the second floor, will be used as a showroom. The move-in date is yet to be determined.