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Lole Lives Loud With Soho Opening

July 16, 2014

In June, ladies active wear specialist Lole, opened its first location in New York in the trendy neighbourhood of Soho. The boutique is located at 112 Mercer Street. The store is magnificent and incorporates all of the key Lole bells and whistles: Living Wall, iPad\Social Wall, Community Table, Lole Pantry…etc. See attached photo.

Catering to the active woman, Lole stores specialize in the sale of technical, versatile and feminine fashion apparel for urban woman. The customer experience is unique highly interactive, and is 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. Tea and fruits are served daily at each store location.

The Soho opening was preceded by Lole’s White Yoga session which was held at MOMA. The session was spectacular and attended by over 600 yoga enthusiasts. Click on the link to see a video of this wonderful event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUNhNm1uCUc.

Also in June, Lole opened it’s 14th Canadian location in beautiful Banff, Alberta. The store is located at 130 Banff Avenue, in the heart of the Banff Avenue (street) Mall. 

Three (3) more Canadian locations are confirmed and will open this year. They include Toronto Premium Outlets, Square One in Missassagua, Ontario and in Whistler, British Columbia.
In addition to the above, Lole is looking to add 5-6 stores in Canada in 2015. Markets of interest include Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Store size range from 1250-1600 square feet. Lole will consider locations in super regional malls, high streets, outlet centres and tourist destinations. For additional information, please contact Think Retail, Lole’s exclusive Canadian real estate broker.

In other Lole news, just last month, the company announced that private equity firm Kilmer Capital had sold its majority position in Coalision Inc (Lole’s parent company) to an international investment fund led by Bernard Mariette, the company’s president and CEO, and Simon Equity Partners, André Desmarais (owner of Power Corporation of Canada and La Presse), members of the Hermès family. The company is now poised and ready for international expansion. Following the transaction, Lole announced plans to open fifty stores during the next five years.  For more information on Lole, please visit their website at www.lolewomen.com.