clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Alexander Wang Buys Holly Brubach's $2 Million Tribeca Apartment

New, 2 comments

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Who says being a young designer doesn't pay? Not Alexander Wang. The young designer has seen unprecedented success and expansion over the past few years, garnered endless press accolades, and a huge fashion following.

This past Monday, the same day he collected the CFDA Swarovski Accessories Designer of the Year award, Wang closed on a $2 million one-bedroom apartment on Worth Street in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood—a property that previously belonged to Holly Brubach, author of the legendary fashion-student must-read A Dedicated Follower of Fashion and former New York Times Style Editor.

Like real estate porn? The NY Observer has the scoop:

The one-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at landmarked 39 Worth Street features all the faux-former factory aspects of the pseudo-industrial rusticity Tribeca buyers go gaga for: exposed brick, original tin ceilings, even mullioned windows. The floor plan includes a "huge" open dining/living room; a handsome-size office; and a "sun-splashed" master bedroom with a chef's kitchen featuring—what else?—industrial stainless steel and hardwood with a double-wall oven and Gaggenau cooktop. The building also features a luscious roof deck and "abundant" storage.
Of course, this is not the first major real estate transaction Wang's undertaken. During Wang's sophomore year at Parsons, he bought a one-bedroom loft in the East Village for $675,000, which he sold last fall for $750,000.
· Alexander Wang Buys Former Times Style Maven's Co-op [NYO]