New York City -- Robert K. Futterman & Associates said that Gap has signed a long-term lease to open a store for its Gap 1969 brand in Manhattan. The shop, which will feature Gap's 1969 denim collection, will be located downtown in the SoHo area, between Spring and Broome streets. Gap 1969 is currently operating in a temporary space in the neighborhood.
Gap 1969 is scheduled to open in early spring 2011. It will occupy 2,800 sq. ft. of ground-floor selling space, and 3,000 sq. ft. in the basement and the sub-basement.
"Gap 1969 has been successful with its temporary location in SoHo and wanted a permanent location that could offer a wide-open floor plan allowing the brand to showcase its entire collection of merchandise on one level," said Ariel Schuster executive VP RKF.
This will be the third Gap 1969 store to open in the United States. Over the last two years, the brand has established outposts in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Gap 1969 focuses on premium 1969 denim and features hand-selected fashion-forward pieces from Gap¹s seasonal collections.