coop & spree, a new retail concept for the young, stylish, metropolitan woman, announced that it has signed a lease for its first retail store at 202 Elizabeth Street in New York City. As part of the announcement, the store will launch an exciting new shopping experience that includes the most coveted apparel and accessory designers from around the world, infused with cutting edge technologies and premium services that today’s sophisticated shopper has come to expect.
Scheduled to open in August 2014, coop & spree will occupy approximately 1,000 square feet in the heart of Nolita, with neighboring tenants including Vince, Helmut Lang, Maje, and Sandro. Gary Schwartzman and George Graf from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Retail represented coop & spree in the transaction.
“Our customer wants an interactive and entertaining retail experience that also offers access to exclusive designer brands and luxury services,” said coop & spree founder Brooke S. Richman. “We are ecstatic to open our first store in Nolita, as the area epitomizes our commitment to discovering unknown designers with a downtown chic edge.”
coop & spree’s new retail concept, which has received more than $1 million in private funding, invites customers to discover, play, shop and share through the following:
• Luxury services. coop & spree caters to customers’ every shopping need, whether it’s providing complimentary tailoring, same day NYC delivery, or umbrellas for a rainy day.
• Personal styling. coop & spree helps pamper customers by offering a menu of personal styling services that they can’t find online, including home closet consultations, personalized packing services and astylist in residence.
• Digital styling. coop & spree features digital tablets throughout the store to help customers build and accessorize outfits, while its photo booth helps them enjoy a fun shopping experience and share style inspiration with friends.
• Exclusive access. coop & spree hosts events and trunk shows to expose customers to new designers from around the world including LA, Australia, London and New York.
About coop & spree
coop & spree is a new retail concept that is revitalizing the traditional brick-and-mortar space with an exciting new shopping experience for the young, stylish, metropolitan woman. Catering to the consumer who has grown accustomed to shopping online, coop & spree delivers the ease, efficiency and premium service that she has come to expect. With a contemporary merchandise assortment that includes the most coveted apparel and accessory designers from around the world, Manhattan-based coop & spree also features the most exclusive, under the radar brands with a cool, chic edge. For more information, please visit www.coopandspree.com.
About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF’s 12,000 professionals operate from more than 320 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents.
With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF’s strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NGKF’s full-service platform comprises BGC’s real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.
NGKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. For further information, visit www.bgcpartners.com.