Lace Designer Klauber Brothers Relocating Garment District Office
Lingerie lace supplier Klauber Brothers is relocating its headquarters within the Garment District after agreeing to take just over 9,000 square feet of office space at 253 West 35th Street, Commercial Observer has learned.
Klauber signed a 10-year deal earlier this month for the entire 11th floor of the 16-story, 136,000-square-foot building between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, according to sources with knowledge of the transaction. The lacemaker is expected to move to the 9,061-square-foot space in March from its current offices at nearby 980 Avenue of the Americas.
Asking rent in the deal was $46 per square foot. Alan Bonett and Bradley Cohn of Adams & Co. represented the landlord, Shulsky Properties, while Klauber was represented by Jonathan Schifrin of Transwestern.
“While the company needed more space to accommodate its employees and clients, it was important that it remain within the Garment District, where it’s been rooted for years,” Bonett said in a statement. The 11th-floor space features “polished concrete floors, open ceilings and an open floor plan with private offices that will give the business the flexibility it needs,” he added.
Representatives for Transwestern did not immediately provide comment.
The family-owned and operated Klauber Brothers, which was founded in Germany in 1859, designs and manufactures lace for the lingerie and dressmaking industries. The company is best known as the lace supplier for the popular Hanky Panky lingerie line.
Other tenants at 253 West 35th Street include drywall and ceiling contractor Curtis Partition, which took more than 9,000 square feet at the building earlier this year, as CO reported in August.