prAna to open flagship store in Encinitas this spring

prAna to open flagship store

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CARLSBAD, CA — January 27, 2015 — In the heart of Encinitas on the South Coast Highway 101, prAna will open a new flagship store this spring. prAna Encinitas will be the brand’s sixth store in the country and its first brick-and-mortar retail location in Southern California.

Founded and headquartered locally, just miles from the Encinitas retail location, prAna creates built to last apparel for free-spirited people to pursue their passions from the mountains to the beach.

“Our roots are in Southern California, so it only made sense to open a store in our own active and free-spirited backyard,” said Scott Kerslake, prAna CEO. “The proximity to our headquarters and the community itself made Encinitas an ideal spot to connect with our loyal customers and other like-minded locals.”

prAna began with apparel catering to the clothing needs of yogis and climbers. It has since broadened its reach, providing men’s and women’s lifestyle fashions with a versatile, comfortable, and stylish approach. Built for active and every day wear, prAna provides items inspired for the journey, no matter how grand the adventure.

As a leader of sustainable practices, prAna mitigates its impact on the environment in all stages of production, operations, and supply chain. To stay consistent with prAna’s commitment, the Encinitas retail location will incorporate sustainable building practices.

Located at 625 Highway 101, Encinitas, California, 92024, prAna will be open to the public spring 2015. For more information, please visit www.prAna.com.

About prAna

PrAna is a lifestyle brand that draws its name from the ancient Sanskrit word for breath, life and vitality of the spirit. The prAna team creates purposeful and stylish apparel for people to pursue their passions on the water, mat, rock, trail, and street. From its beginning in 1993, prAna has been committed to weaving sustainable practices into its operations and supply chain, working to reduce its impact on soils, water supplies and other natural resources while promoting conservation. PrAna is also conscious of its impact on communities and has worked to include a growing number of fair trade styles every year. It is the first major apparel company in North America to offer Fair Trade USA certified products and accessories. PrAna is sold in five flagship stores, online at prana.com, and in 1,400 specialty retailers across the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. PrAna is one of the portfolio brands of Columbia Sportswear Company (COLM). Find prAna on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.