New Glasgow city centre premises secured for athletic apparel brand lululemon

Global real estate advisor CBRE has secured the tenancy of 18/20 Royal Exchange Square – a prime city centre retail site in the heart of Glasgow’s thriving ‘style mile’ shopping district – for Canadian athletic apparel brand lululemon.

Spanning 2,700 sq ft over two floors, the new store will be a hub for the Glasgow community, building on relationships nurtured since lululemon first arrived in the city in 2015. As well as showcasing the brand’s innovative products for men and women, the space will host complimentary weekly classes led by lululemon Ambassadors – local leaders in yoga, health and fitness.

Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1998, lululemon is an experiential brand seeking to elevate the world by unleashing everyone’s full potential. Its technical products for yoga, running, training and other sweaty pursuits are designed for and with athletes, blending function and fashion using high-performance fabrics. lululemon operates through a decentralised, grass-roots model, prioritising community connection to ensure local relevance. This is the company’s second store in Scotland, after Edinburgh, and 14th store in the United Kingdom.

Kevin Sims, senior director of CBRE’s Retail Scotland Division, commented: “As a premium performance apparel brand with a fast-growing customer base in Scotland, lululemon was keen to secure new larger premises in a prime Glasgow city centre location to support its continued growth. We were therefore very pleased that 18/20 Royal Exchange Square met all of the company’s requirements.”

Culverwell acted on behalf of the owners of 18/20 Royal Exchange Square and Gardner & Co for the landlords.