Monday, May 16, 2011

Lululemon to open Friday at SouthPark

Yoga-inspired apparel retailer lululemon athletica is set to open Friday, May 20, at SouthPark, offering free yoga classes and pricey apparel. The retailer's former showroom on Central Avenue, in Plaza-Midwood, is closed.

The Canadian chain has been growing rapidly, with revenue jumping nearly 60 percent last year, to $712 million. SouthPark store manager Jodi Patterson said in a statement that the retailer is looking forward to opening in the upscale mall.

"We are thrilled to roll out our yoga mats and sweat once a day with our new friends in Southpark Mall," said Patterson, "and look forward to providing our guests with beautiful technical apparel for all their sweaty pursuits."

Free Vinyasa Flow yoga classes are planned for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.