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Lole Lands in Yorkville

July 19, 2013

In early July, ladies activewear specialist Lole opened its 6th Canadian location, in Toronto's posh shopping district of Yorkville. The store is located at 88 Yorkville Avenue, and is strategically situated adjacent Anthropologie, Diesel, Free People, and Whole Foods. The space is 1400 square feet.

The Yorkville opening comes on the heels of the company's highly successful White Yoga Session (late last month) at Fort York National Historic Site. The event was attended by over 2000 people and was the largest outdoor yoga session to be held in Toronto . Please click on the link to see a video of this magical day - http://www.lolewomen.com/blog/2013/07/03/torontos-lole-white-yoga-session-2013/. Lole's White Yoga tour hits Montreal next, on July 27th. The session is already sold out with over 5000 people expected to participate. The tour wraps on September 1 at the magnificent Grand Palais in Paris.

Lole stores are inspired by the beauty of the city park, with a living wall incorporated into the storefront. Once inside, the customer experience is unique and highly interactive, focused on wellness and community. All locations offer free exercise meet-ups twice weekly at the local park, as well as, lectures given by yoga\pilates specialists, and nutrition experts. Lole stores specialize in the sale of technical, versatile and feminine fashion apparel for urban woman.

Lole is owned by Quebec based Coalision Inc, who own several exciting brands including: Lole, Orage and Paradox. Coalision Inc is owned by Kilmer capital (whose CEO is Larry Tanenbaum of Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment). In addition to Quebec, Coalision Inc operates offices in the US, France and Hong Kong. The company operates a total of 13 Lole stores in Canada, US, France and Switzerland.

The company plans to open 7 stores in Canada in 2014, doubling their Canadian store count by the end of next year. The following provinces are targeted: Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. Lole will locate in super regional malls, downtown high street locations, and outlet centres. Size required 1250-1600 sq.ft.

Further to the above, we are pleased to confirm that the company is now prepared to open their 1st location in British Columbia.

Finally, I can tell you that we're dotting the I's and crossing the T's on Lole's next deal. Stay tuned for a MAJOR announcement coming soon.

For all of the information on Lole, please visit their website at www.lolewomen.com.