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Grand Opening of Vancouver Lululemon New Flagship Store Burrard at Robson Street

Thursday was the official grand opening of Lululemon’s new flagship store in Vancouver, on Burrard Street at Robson Street!

The store was open on Tuesday for the media and Wednesday as a soft opening.

I received an email saying that the first 100 people in line would get a special limited edition item!

I heard that the earliest people got there at 7 AM. I didn’t get there until around 9:15 and I was number 72. By the time the store had opened at 10, all of the numbers were gone.

Here’s a view of the line up.

Grand Opening of Vancouver Lululemon New Flagship Store Burrard at Robson Street

Grand Opening of Vancouver Lululemon New Flagship Store Burrard at Robson Street

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The first 100 people went straight for the limited edition shirts that we would get! There were womens racerback tank tops and mens 5 year t-shirts with a bicycle theme.

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This is one of the three that I bought. I liked it because of the red bottles of wine in the basket. Then, I also saw that it had a tiny sign showing my neighborhood, Kits, which is also where the first Lululemon store started.

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Here are some views of the rest of the store.

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This is the changing room area from two directions.

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Here is the check out area. They also had mobile check out machines on this busy day, too!

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This is really cool. These just look like photos of the bottoms. But if you watch them for a while, all of a sudden, the legs will move and you realize that they are videos of the pants!

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This is the community board area. It also included some Seawheeze information as well.

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Here are some photos of the exterior of the store. They were running a video of last year’s Seawheeze Half-Marathon!

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This is the largest mens section I have ever seen in a Lululemon store.

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Here is the mens shorts bar, where men can custom order their shorts.

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I really love this new store and look forward to not only shopping here but also having the free Sunday yoga classes here!


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Mantra Mondays Class at West 4th Lululemon in Kitsilano

This May, the West 4th Lululemon store in Kitsilano is offering free classes in mantra meditation.

I had never taken a class in this so I decided to check it out. Lululemon has offered so many different interesting classes in the past in addition to the usual yoga and running. Some of the more unusual ones: Thai boxing, book binding, candle making and laughing yoga.

The class was led by Jazz Braden.

‘Learn mantra to inspire courage, strength, peace and inner wisdom to deepen your yoga practice while uncovering the power of your inner voice.’

http://www.jazzbradenyoga.com

Mantra Mondays Class at West 4th Lululemon in Kitsilano

Mantra Mondays Class at West 4th Lululemon in Kitsilano

Here we are after the class, totally enlightened and relaxed!

Mantra Mondays Class at West 4th Lululemon in Kitsilano

Mantra Mondays Class at West 4th Lululemon in Kitsilano

If you’re in Vancouver, check out the remaining classes!

 


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Lululemon Retail Store in Palm Desert, California on El Paseo Drive

This is the Lululemon retail store in Palm Desert, California on El Paseo Drive.

El Paseo Drive is a shopping street that has the most exclusive stores and shops. Some think that it is like Rodeo Drive.

Here is a view of the front of the store entrance. I love the red and the mosaic tile! And how could you not love the palm trees!

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Lululemon Retail Store in Palm Desert, California on El Paseo Drive

Here is a view of the outside window. You can see some vintage photographs featured.

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Here is another view of the window. You can see some other photos on top, too. You can see the red mosaic tile better here.

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This is a view of the window display. It’s difficult to see what it says because of the sun. I think it says, Moment Matters.

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Here is a view of the sign as you enter. In addition to the store hours, it gives the free classes schedule, Saturday for the free yoga classes and Sunday for the free fitness classes!

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This is a view of the register area. I have to say, it has the best sign of any of the Lululemon stores I have been to. There is a photo in the background of the desert area and then it says, ‘Sunscreen Absorbed into the skin may be worse than Sunshine. Get the right amount of Sunshine.’  Very cool sign!

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Here is a view of the front of the store by the window. There are two comfy chairs for waiting while you shop.

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You can see the high display case of yoga mats at the front area.

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This is a view of some of the accessories. You can also see one of the local ambassadors featured.

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Here is a view of the sign of different mountain trails or hikes in the area. The assistant manager that I talked to said that it was very popular in this area and that she loved to go. Being from mountainous BC, I could totally relate, and yet none of the stores that I have seen in BC has done this!

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This is one of the displays.

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You can see a sign for an upcoming Ivivva trunk show. It’ll be nice for them to be introduced to the Ivivva girls line!

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Here is a view of the store that shows the other entrance! This is the only Lululemon store that has a front and back entrance! It makes the store seem very light and airy with those two entrances. You can also see the red round area that goes up high to show a higher ceiling.

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This is another Lululemon Ambassador, Anthony Pomponio. He is an olympic weight lifter! It’s very cool that this store has an ambassador in weight lifting in addition to the usual yoga or running ambassador! They have had weight lifting classes here!

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Here is a view of the mens section. I like that this store has a generous section dedicated to mens wear.

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This is a closer view of the other entrance with a parking lot.

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This is another local Lululemon ambassador featured.

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Here is another view of the mens sections.

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This is a view of the womens tops.

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Here is a close up view of the contemporary chandelier that hangs quite high at the other entrance.

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Here is another view of the other entrance.

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This is a view of the ladies pants. I thought that they were pretty similar to most other stores.

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Until I saw this pair of pineapple motif pants! This store does get different items that others do not since they always get warm weather. I would love to get this pair to wear up north!

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Here is a section of sale items in the middle of the store.

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This is another view of a display.

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Here is a display of shorts.

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Here is one of the changing room areas.

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This is another changing room section. I love the chandelier shown here! There were shoppers who were considering several different items today!

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You can see the vision and goals section as well.

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Here is another section of the change rooms with a comfortable chair.

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You can see another local Lululemon ambassador here.

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Here is an all access dressing room!

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This is a big jar of doggie treats! I’ve never seen that before! The dogs must love coming here!

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You can see a beautiful filtered water section here.

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Here is another view of some displays.

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Here is another view of some tops and some wraps, too.

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This is a map showing close cities: Palm Springs, Palm Desert (where the store is located), La Quinta and Indio. There are lots of pamphlets of yoga studios.

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Here is another local Lululemon ambassador, Bronwyn Ison.

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This is Palm Desert’s store educator extraordinaire, Seth! I learned a lot from him and the Assistant Manager today! Thanks very much! Hope to see you in Vancouver some day!

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Here is the cross street, San Pablo in case you want to hit El Paseo and check out the store!

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I’m really glad that I got a chance to come visit this Lululemon store! It had a really cool California vibe and specific desert identity going on! I love that they have the two entrances here, too. I’m sure I’ll come back the next time I’m in Palm Desert, California! Check it out!

 


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Lululemon West Vancouver Park Royal Ivivva Retail Store

This is the West Vancouver Park Royal Ivivva retail store. This is the second Ivivva store in Vancouver. The first Ivivva store is in Kitsilano, close to the first Lululemon store. I have been to the Kitsilano Ivivva store many times since it is in my neighborhood, but this was the first time I had gone to this West Vancouver store.

For those who do not know, Ivivva is a store for younger girls, though I have seen some smaller adult women rocking Ivivva clothing.

This West Vancouver Ivivva store is right beside the West Vancouver Lululemon store.

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Lululemon West Vancouver Park Royal Ivivva Retail Store

Here is the Lululemon store right beside it.

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I think that this West Vancouver Ivivva store is larger than the Kitsilano Ivivva store. Here is a view looking in through the doors.

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Here is a view of the window. You can see the girl leaping in Ivivva clothing.

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This is another picture of the window. You can see the ballerina in Ivivva and the Ivivva symbols and turquoise and purple ribbons.

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Here is another sign that says, ‘Friends are more important than money’. I think this was across the way on the Lululemon building.

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This is another window pane that was on the Lululemon store.

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Here is another sign in the Ivivva window that says ‘break dance, not hearts’.

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Here is a view of the window. It’s hard to get a photo with the reflection of the glass.

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This is a view of a sign and a mannequin with a grass skirt. There is definitely a tropical kind of feel in the store.

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Here is a view of some of the clothing, including a lei on one of the mannequins.

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This is the accessories section. I wish that there was that much of a selection in Lululemon for headbands! I would buy these but they are too small. I love the bright colors!

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Here is a view of the changing room area. There are beach chairs for people waiting. At this time there was a little boy waiting patiently while his sister modelled some outfits for their Mom.

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Here is a view of the pants section. It looks very similar to the way Lululemon displays their bottoms.

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This is a view of the upper part of the walls. It shows different vases. I don’t know if they are just for display or if they are for sale.

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This is a view of one of the large photo posters.

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Here is a couple of bags. I really like these, especially the colors!

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Here is their notice board. There are quite a few events going on.

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This is the social media information.

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I have to say, I definitely think that this West Vancouver Park Royal store hits it out of the park! If I were a young girl, I would love to spend time here buying things! You should check it out!