It’s been roughly a year since Sport Chalet announced their newest flagship location would open at FIGat7th in Downtown LA. The new 27,000 square foot store (the same size as the forthcoming Zara flagship!), located on the lower level next to Gold’s Gym and underneath City Target, soft opened today adding to the growing list of exciting new retailers that are coming back to LA’s urban center.
Designed by global architect firm, Gensler, the new Downtown LA Sport Chalet has a modern and urban aesthetic that differs from their suburban locations, which are usually designed to resemble “mountain lodges.” The store’s facade — marked by various symbols of sports activities like skateboarding and bicycling — is divided in two with one side of the entrance featuring sleek metallic black panels and the other side a more traditional wood. Inside, there is an industrial feel with polished concrete floors and exposed ceilings.
With 53 stores in California, Nevada, and Utah, Sport Chalet is a one-stop-shop emporium for everything and anything related to sports and fitness (both indoor and outdoor). Sport Chalet in Downtown LA will also be the first location to offer the company’s new “Expert Center,” which will host educational clinics to engage the local downtown community. In addition, it’ll also be the main information center for the store where customers can inquire about fitness and sports related questions.
For more info, please visit Sport Chalet’s website.