Canadian yogawear company Lululemon headed to UAE?

People walk past a store of yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica in downtown Vancouver in this file photo from June 11, 2014. Lululemon Athletica Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit December 11, 2014, as online sales jumped 27 percent.  REUTERS/Ben Nelms/Files  (CANADA - Tags: BUSINESS LOGO)
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If ever the term “cult following” applied to a company, it’s the passionate love yogis and non-yogis alike have for Lululemon. The Canadian company has had a massive expansion in recent years, which explains why UAE yoga classes are usually full of people wearing their colourful tops and shorts - even though there is no location here.

That could be set to change this September. Although there is no official word from the company or a local partner, Lululemon is planning to open a UAE outlet, said Andrea Marcum, a Lululemon ambassador from Los Angeles (she owns U Studio Yoga there).

Marcum travelled to Abu Dhabi in January to teach several classes at Bodytree studio. Lululemon has not responded to a request for comment on the opening of the store.

amcqueen@thenational.ae