By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
Third time’s the charm: As of last week, the vacant space between Amazon Books and Erewhon Market now boasts graphics from lululemon, a well-known athletic clothing brand with more than 400 stores around the world.
“Lululemon makes technical athletic clothes for yoga, running, working out and most other sweaty pursuits,” the Palisades Village website explains. “Shop yoga-inspired athletic wear, accessories and lots of inspiration to be your best.”
The brand features clothing designed for women, men and girls. Best sellers for women include the Energy Bra, Align Crop leggings and All Yours Boyfriend Tee; for men, it’s the Metal Vent Tech Short Sleeve and Muscle Tank, as well as the Pace Breaker Short.
This marks the third tenant slated to open in the space, which was originally going to be Al Forte by Madeo and later Tocaya Organica—both of which did not move forward with their plans to open.
“We have decided not to move forward with Tocaya and will be announcing another exciting tenant soon,” a spokesperson for Caruso said in January 2019.
Ahead of Palisades Village’s grand opening, Tocaya Organica owner Amrou Almanaseer registered the “Tocaya Palisades, LLC” name with the Secretary of State on September 10, 2018, all but confirming the Mexican food chain’s arrival to the Palisades.
Permits from June show the space, which was the last remaining location designated for a restaurant, has been converted from restaurant to retail space. As the Post went to print, several vacancies remained at Palisades Village, with three along Swarthmore Avenue and one on Sunset Boulevard, between Sweet Laurel Bakery and Gornik & Drucker.
This is not the first lululemon to open in a Caruso development: There are stores located in The Commons at Calabasas, The Promenade at Westlake and the Americana in Glendale.
Lululemon will be the third athletic wear store to open in the development, joining Alo Yoga and Carbon38.
“Alo loves healthy competition,” a representative told the Post. “The Palisades is in our backyard and being a Los Angeles-based brand, our community naturally thrives there and will continue should others move into the space.”
A representative from lululemon said the brand is “not yet ready to share an opening date.”
Those interested in shopping at the store before its grand opening in the Palisades can do so at the nearest lululemon locations in Brentwood, Santa Monica and Malibu.