The streetwear brand LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG (LFDY) continues to pursue its expansion plans and will open a new store in Hamburg. The company has taken some 305 m² of shop space spread over two floors at Hohe Bleichen 13 in Hamburg’s Neustadt district. The building’s high-quality, minimalistic fit-out perfectly suits the low-key showroom style favoured by LFDY – which was founded in 2012 in Düsseldorf – and seen in its other stores in Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Munich. LFDY likes to select specific items of clothing for presentation on huge screens. Known as the “X3”, the building features a 30-square-metre roof terrace which has been let exclusively to LFDY.
Hitherto, the shop space was occupied by the multi-brand boutique Petra Teufel which now operates in premises on Eppendorfer Landstrasse. Located in the ABC quarter, this office and commercial building designed by the architects Bothe Richter Teherani is owned by a real estate company and was completed in 2005. Grossmann & Berger, member of German Property Partners (GPP), brokered the rental agreement between the real estate company and LFDY.
LFDY produces power washed streetwear with large print designs. Most customers are men aged between 18 and 29. The label does not advertise in the classic sense, preferring to market its strictly limited editions to customers who buy from the online store or its bricks and mortar shops. Marco Reus, a football player, and Luciano, a rapper, are among LFDY’s customers.