Arc’teryx plots Japan expansion with three brand stores

(Source: Amer Sports)

Arc’teryx, the Canadian sportswear company, intends to open three stores in Japan.

The majority of Arc’teryx’s retail locations are in the Tokyo metropolitan area, including the districts of Harajuku, Futakotamagawa, and Yokohama.

The company says it has chosen Marunouchi as its newest location because it is close to Tokyo Station, used by more than 500,000 commuters every day. That store is expected to open in October and will include a repairs service. 

In September, Arc’teryx will renew its Harajuku location, which has been trading since May 2014 and was the country’s first flagship store. The opening of a 100sqm second Harajuku store will take place simultaneously.

Additionally, the Canadian retailer will open in Kyoto Shijo Karasuma, marking the third store in the Kinki area after Kobe and Osaka. The store will feature a 179sqm retail space. 

Founded in 1989, Arc’teryx is a design firm with a focus on long-lasting outdoor clothing and gear. Headquartered in North Vancouver, it sells from more than 2400 retail locations globally, including 159 branded stores.

Arc’teryx anticipates a 15 per cent increase in retail sales last year thanks to the opening of new stores in the US, the UK, Switzerland, Japan, and China. Its Chinese store is among its largest, with a 743sqm footprint over two storeys. 

Arc’teryx is also eyeing to expand to new markets in 2022, with 20 stores planned for Europe and North America. 

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