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Conceptual shoe line United Nude is taking over 25 Bond Street this coming May, Crain's reports. Designed by two guys with amazing names (Rem Koolhaas, nephew of the famous architect, and seventh-generation shoemaker Galahad Clark), the label has been selling spare, geometric heels and high-concept flats out of 268 Elizabeth Street for a while now. They'll vacate that space next November, leaving behind sister store Terra Plana. So why Bond Street? One of United Nude's real estate brokers suggested that local landlords are looking for sexy, high-end retail to appeal to posh Bond Street residents, but Crain's thinks the neighborhood's 50% drop in rents over the past 18 months might have something to do with it.
· United Nude opts for Bond-age [Crain's]
· United Nude [Official Site]