Columbia Opens First NYC Store

by Harry Sheff

Columbia Sportswear has opened a concept store in New York City’s Meatpacking District, on West 14th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. While the Columbia brand is sold in dozens of New York area stores, this is its first branded store in the City.

Columbia Store in NYC Outside

The new Columbia brand store is adjacent to Columbia Sportswear’s Sorel seasonal pop-up shop, which opened in October and will stay up through February.

Columbia's New York Store

“We’re thrilled to open our doors in the Meatpacking District of New York City to provide our city consumers long-awaited access to our lifestyle and technical products,” said SVP of retail Shawn Cox. “We eagerly welcome the opportunity to keep New Yorkers warm, dry, cool and protected so that they can have more fun outside in this extraordinary city. People know that they can turn to Columbia for ski trips and hiking excursions, but they also count on Columbia to deliver urban looks and functional all weather solutions.”

The brand will be opening another Columbia concept store in the Chicago area next month. A Columbia Performance Fishing Gear (PFG) concept store opens in Southlake Town Square in Dallas on Black Friday (November 28).

Columbia Sportswear owns the Columbia, Sorel, Mountain Hardwear, Prana and Montrail brands.