THE NORTH FACE + Introduces A Next-generation Outdoor Lifestyle in Osaka: A New Store in Grand Front Osaka on April 26


THE NORTH FACE + to debut at Grand Front Osaka
The new store introduces a next-generation outdoor style
Grand opening on Friday, April 26, 2013

GOLDWIN Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of THE NORTH FACE + store on the fifth floor of Grand Front Osaka Shops and Restaurants in Umeda, Osaka, on April 26, 2013. The unveiling of the new store, which features the next-generation outdoor apparel, coincides with the grand opening of the new shopping complex on the same day.

Since its establishment in 1968, THE NORTH FACE has tirelessly explored new styles of outdoor apparel and equipment.

The new shop will be located in Umeda, home to the terminal station connecting to the largest stadium in the Kansai region. Shoppers will find a wide range of sportswear and gear catering to outdoor enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to professionals.

The new store will present the brand’s diverse portfolio, including its high-end lineup Summit Series, LATITUDE, the new 2013 spring lineup for traveling, and UNLIMITED, outdoor apparel designed for urban lifestyles.

Also included in the new store is a special corner dedicated to Helly Hansen, Norway’s sailing gear brand, that embodies Scandinavian simplicity and elegance.

The shop also offers a rich variety of choices for broader audiences, including macpac, New Zealand’s outdoor backpack brand; C3fit, a compression wear brand; and Icebreaker, manufacturer of outdoor wear made of Merino wool. Visitors can also browse books on nature and art.

The new NORTH FACE + thus presents a holistic approach to outdoor lifestyle that caters to the increasingly diversifying and sophisticated needs of the sportswear market.

■THE NORTH FACE + Grand Front Osaka
Address: Grand Front Osaka Shops & Restaurants South Bldg. 5F, 4-20 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture 530-0011
Phone: 06-6485-7805
Business hours: 10:00 – 21:00 (business hours of Grand Front Osaka)
Floor space: Approx. 347 m2
Featured brands: THE NORTH FACE, HELLY HANSEN, Icebreaker, macpac, Alite, nanamica, C3fit

Featured items:
■ THE NORTH FACE Sharp End Hoodie
Item Number: NP11317
Price: \25,200 (including tax)
Colors: Bright cobalt blue (BC; *photo), acrylic orange (AE), mojito green (MJ), Black (K)
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Material: HyVent 3L Micro Knit Backer
Sharp End Hoodie uses HyVent, The North Face’s proprietary material. Its three-layer micro knit structure provides superb breathability and stretch, waterproof properties. A knit material with a smooth, pleasant texture is used for the inner lining, keeping you comfortable even after many hours of exercise. Your mobility is made easy with a stretchy knit fabric on the back side.
Highly functional as well as portable and lightweight, Sharp End Hoodie will prove a perfect companion to your activities in any weather conditions, like fast trekking in the muggy rainy season.

■ HELLY HANSEN MT Scandza Light Jacket for women
Item Number: HOW11311
Price: \15,750 (including tax)
Colors: Flower cerulean blue IV (FM; photo), boarder light peppermint (VP), boarder light rose (VR), boarder HELLY blue (OI), flower rose IV (FK), dot rose II (RD), dot peppermint II (PD), HELLY blue dot II (HD), boarder light cerulean (VL), flower yellow IV (FN), flower black IV (FZ)
Sizes: S, M, L
Material: HELLY TECH Performance70D nylon Stunner taffeta 2.5L

Named after Scandinavia, where Helly Hansen was born, Scandza Light Jacket comes with many features from the region, including its simple and clean-cut contour and design, and patterns evocative of Scandinavian ambience such as stripes, polka dot, and floral. Its fabric, Helly Tech Performance, is a 2.5-layer material with superb wind/waterproof and breathing properties, and is great for outdoors. Its water-repellent feature effectively maintains its performance even after repeated washing.
Versatile in functionality and stylish in design, the jacket is suitable for not just outdoors but many other settings.

*THE NORTH FACE + presents THE NORTH FACE brand, its core brand, along with a full range of other brands marketed by GOLDWIN Inc., and has the following fourteen stores: Lazona Kawasaki, LaLaport Yokohama, IPS Stadium, LaLaport Shin Misato, Canal City Hakata, Sendai, Amu Plaza Nagasaki, Futako Tamagawa Rise, Kanazawa, Matsuyama, Nagoya Lachic,, Odakyu Halc, Okayama, and Sapporo Factory.