Yoga devotee Sara Walther wears a pair of Lululemon yoga pants with a Athleta convertible top to practice yoga at Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago. (Heather Charles/Chicago Tribune file photo) Maps Athleta, the trendy women’s activewear catalog, plans to open its first Chicago store on April 4, the retailer announced in an email to customers. The 3,800-square-foot store, at 3415 N. Southport Ave. in Lakeview, is part of owner Gap Inc.’s campaign to move the online merchant into brick-and-mortar stores. Gap bought the Petaluma, Calif.-based company in 2008 for $150 million and pegged it as a growth vehicle. Athleta
Amazon's Quidsi business (Diapers.com, Soap.com, BeautyBar.com and Wag.com) is looking at opening a 1,600 square-foot BeautyBar store in Manhasset, N.Y., according to a Women's Wear Daily report.
There are a number of thoughts that come to mind when Amazon.com is mentioned. 'Brick and mortar stores' is not normally one of them. That said, Amazon's Quidsi business (Diapers.com, Soap.com, BeautyBar.com and Wag.com) is looking at opening a 1,600 square-foot BeautyBar store in Manhasset, N.Y., according to a WWD.com report. The store is expected to feature 75 brands including Bliss, Dermalogica, Diego Della Palma, Malin + Goetz and Philosophy. The store will have two treatment rooms with on-staff aestheticians and makeup artists. Katina Mountanos, site director for merchandising and marketing at BeautyBar, told WWD.com, "This is our first