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Skincare Brand Aesop Plans New Meatpacking Flagship on Gansevoort Street


Luxury skin care brand Aesop has inked a deal for a new North American flagship at 64 Gansevoort Street, according to landlord Aurora Capital Associates.

The company took 2,000 square feet in a ground-floor space formerly occupied by art book publisher Taschen, which had a pop-up there from November 2022 until February 2023. Aesop plans to open its store this fall.

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An Aurora spokesperson declined to disclose the lease length or asking rent for the space, but did say the deal was a “multiyear, long-term lease.” Average asking retail rent in the Meatpacking District ranged from $314 to $437 per square foot in the first quarter of 2023, according to a recent CBRE report.

Jared Epstein and Jake Bank handled the deal in-house for Aurora, while Charlie Koniver of Odyssey Retail Advisors represented the tenant. Aurora declined to comment on the transaction, while Koniver didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

Aurora recently nailed down two more retail leases at a different Meatpacking property. High-end clothing brands Sandro and Maje took 2,500 square feet each at 405 West 13th Street, another landmarked former meatpacking facility in the area.

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