Shop Talk: Sport Chalet Heads Downtown … Skechers Revamps Manhattan Flagship

Sports Chalet Debuts Downtown L.A. Store
Sports Chalet is setting up shop in downtown Los Angeles. The retailer recently bowed its latest store design, which is designed for urban areas, at the FIGat7th shopping center. “It has been a longstanding dream to open a Sport Chalet store in Los Angeles’ bustling downtown market, but we knew first and foremost that we needed to have the perfect team in place and to find the right location to make it a reality,” said chairman and CEO Craig Levra in a statement. “All of the pieces of the puzzle finally came together to turn that vision into the next generation store that will define the future of retail.” The store features a Sport Chalet Expert Center, where classes and clinics will be given to the local community.

Skechers Adds Visual Flare to Manhattan Flagship
Skechers recently added a little more glitz to Times Square. The company has remodeled its East Coast flagship in New York with five outdoor LED displays, and three additional static displays, adding a new level of visual display area to the store. “The new LED screens have definitely enhanced our Times Square store with more dynamic visual displays,” said Marc Rooney, VP of retail operations, in a statement. “We are very pleased with the results of this remodel in one of the key tourist and shopping destinations in the world.”