Columbia to open store in Lyon’s first outlet centre

Fashion | 17.05.2018

American outdoor and sportswear brand Columbia, advised by Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH), has acquired its newest store in France at the 30,000 sq m Village Outlet centre, Villefontaine, to the south east of Lyon, the city’s first outlet centre.

The brand has taken a 214 sq m store and will open tomorrow. The outlet centre will have a total of 140 shops and will be anchored by stores including Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike and Galeries Lafayette.

 Andrew Bathurst of HDH said: “Until now Lyon has been one of the largest European cities without an outlet centre.  Given this and the fact that Columbia is a highly successful brand across France, with several other outlets, it is set to go from strength to strength.” 

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