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It looks like Bottega Veneta will be consolidating its men's and women's stores on the Upper East Side in the near future—The Real Deal reports that the luxury brand known for its woven handbags is leasing 24,000 square feet of retail space at 740 Madison Avenue, a move that was rumored earlier this year. The publication estimates it'll pay $8 million in annual rent for this space.
It'll be several blocks south of Bottega creative director Tomas Meier's eponymous store that opened earlier this year, and just up the block from leather goods competitor Goyard, which just opened its first New York store. Bottega Veneta also has a large Fifth Avenue store that neighbors the Valentino flagship.
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