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RYU Apparel Announces 3rd Canadian Store

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Vancouver-based multi-discipline performance training and fitness brand RYU Apparel has secured retail space for its third store location, which will be located in West Vancouver at the newly renovated Park Royal South. The store is expected to open in Fall 2016. 

The 3,967 square foot Park Royal retail space will be designed by architect Tony Robins with the same industrial-modern aesthetic look as RYU’s award winning flagship store in Vancouver’s Kitsilano, which was recently named “Best New Store” by London-based trend forecasting website WGSN. RYU’s first retail location, measuring 5,600 square feet, opened at 1745 W. 4 Avenue in November of 2015 and acts as the brand’s global flagship. 

In late July of this year, RYU will open its second location at 805 Thurlow Street in downtown Vancouver. The store, located just off of busy Robson Street, will measure about 1,100 square feet in a retail space formerly occupied by a White Spot ‘Triple O’s’ restaurant.

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INSIDE RYU’S VANCOUVER KITSILANO FLAGSHIP. PHOTO: RYU

“The addition of our second and now third stores will allow us to deliver our product to a much broader demographic,” said Marcello Leone, CEO for RYU. “We are pleased to see construction successfully underway for our Thurlow location, and anticipate progress at Park Royal South will follow closely behind.” 

Trevor Thomas of Aurora Realty Consultants represented RYU in the Park Royal lease negotiation. Mr. Thomas said: “The north shore seemed like a natural fit for RYU given the active lifestyle it offers so we are very excited to have secured a great location in the Village at Park Royal. This will be RYU’s third store to open in Vancouver this year with a couple more planned and we are actively looking for new locations in the Toronto market.” 

Founded in Portland, Oregon, RYU or ‘Respect Your Universe’, is an athletic tech-style apparel brand engineered for the fitness, training and performance of the multi-discipline athlete. Marcello Leone, son of the founders of Vancouver-based multi-brand luxury retailer Leone, took the company over in 2014 and spearheaded an overhaul which saw its headquarters moved from the United States to Canada, choosing his hometown of Vancouver to be its new corporate address. RYU’s intention is to become the world’s top multi-discipline performance training and fitness brand, according to Mr. Leone. 

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Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider and President/CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton, and consultant to the Retail Council of Canada. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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