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Specialist retailer signs big – and tall – lease in Chelsea

Destination XL Group, Inc., the largest retailer of big and tall men’s apparel and accessories, will open its first Manhattan store in Chelsea.

The shop — which offers an “upscale shopping experience catered to the specific needs of the big and tall men” consumer — is expected to open this June.

Located at 699 Sixth Avenue, the new DXL stores represent the company’s superstore format, with a merchandise offering of more than 40 brands including True Religion, Michael Kors, Lacoste, and Brooks Brothers, as well as its own private label styles.

As part of the company’s new redesign, the store will feature wider aisles and larger fitting rooms.

Destination XL president and CEO David Levin, commented, “As we continue to reinvent and modernize the retail experience and merchandise offering for today’s savvy big and tall consumer, our new Chelsea location offers the ideal space to serve our diverse customer base.”

Brandan Singer and Joanne Podell of Cushman Wakefield represented Destination XL. David LaPierre and Sean Moran from CBRE Group served as the landlord’s agents.

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