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You may recall our construction tipster's photos of this space straddling Hermes on the corner Rush and Oak Street earlier in the week. We were unsure of the occupant was taking the entire space with an entrance on Oak and whether or not it was an upscale New York designer- the only information we were able to verify was that the construction company was LG Development of Wicker Park. It has now been confirmed that the space has been divided and leased to designer eyewear maker, Oliver Peoples of West Hollywood.
The space was previously the loading dock for Barneys before they moved across the street. It has been said that a heated concrete floor was poured before the construction barrier was erected to help in controlling temperature in the space because of the lack of insulation when the loading dock was originally built.
Oliver Peoples is known for forward styles, seductive ads, and can already be found in Neiman Marcus, Barneys, Nordstrom, and Solstice. This Chicago location will be the ninth stand-alone Oliver Peoples store in the world.
· Oliver Peoples [Official Site]