Lululemon Athletica, Vancouver


2113 W. Fourth Ave.,
British Columbia,
V6K 4S2.

Founder Chip Wilson opened the flagship store of his global yoga apparel chain, Lululemon Kitsilano, back in 2000. The brand is known for fashion-forward workout gear that bridges the yoga studio/street wear divide. While the cult-favorite cropped pants and the signature Mat, made with natural rubber, polyurethane, and 10-percent recycled luon®, are quite pricy, the studio-like store also offers no-cost community services. Regularly scheduled drop-in, yoga classes—which take place on the sales floor, amid the merchandise—are open to all, regardless of ability, and with no purchase required.