Sporting Life Opens New Location, More Stores Planned
Upscale sporting goods retailer Sporting Life has opened its sixth Canadian location at Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park. The 43,000 square foot store is the latest for the company, which intends to open two stores a year for the next several years. Its stores are relatively large, measuring in the 30,000-50,000 square foot range. Its next confirmed store locations will open in Calgary and in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and the retailer is said to be seeking retail space in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal.
Founded in 1979, Sporting Life sells apparel and footwear, as well as equipment geared towards runners, cyclists, skiers, snowboarders and hikers. Some items can cost into the thousands. It has a large selection of outerwear, fleece and coats from popular brands Moncler, Canada Goose, and The North Face, among others. It also carries a mix of high-end and casual clothing brands including Barbour, Bogner, Hugo Boss, Grenoble, Mackage, John Varvatosand others.