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Lole Opens Whistler Store

December 08, 2014

Lole has begun its expansion into the province of British Columbia, by opening at the Sunspree Hotel in Whistler. The store is 1069 square feet and is situated in the heart of the Whistler Village Stroll. Neighbouring tenants include North Face, Helly Hansen, Columbia,  and Footlocker, …etc.

Lole specializes in the sale of activewear for the urban woman. Company stores are called ateliers. Each location offers 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.

It’s been a very busy year for Lole. The company also opened locations at Toronto Premium Outlets, Square One, and on Banff Avenue (in Alberta). These agreements were negotiated by Think Retail, Lole’s exclusive Canadian real estate broker.

Lole also opened a flagship location on Mercer Street, in the prominent Soho district of New York.
Looking forward, Lole has already confirmed that it will open its first location in Vancouver, at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlets. The centre’s grand opening is scheduled for May 2015.

Further, the company is prepared to open an additional 4-5 new locations in Canada, in 2015. Markets of interest include Calgary and Vancouver. Size requirements are 1250-2000 sq.ft. Super regional malls, downtown high streets, and outlet centres will be considered. Preferred co-tenants are Apple, Aritzia, J Crew, Lululemon, Banana Republic, Michael Kors…etc

Lole is owned by an international investment fund led by Bernard Mariette (Lole’s president and CEO), Simon Equity Partners, and André Desmarais (owner of Power Corporation of Canada and La Presse), members of the Hermès family. Today there are 22 corporate stores and 21 licensed partner locations operating in Canada, U.S, France, Switzerland, Turkey and Spain.

For additional information regarding Lole, please visit their website at www.lolewomen.com.