Zara isn't the only new face shaking up Westlake Center.
Portland-based athletic brand Respect Your Universe (RYU) just opened the doors at its new downtown location over the weekend, and it already has plans for a remodel. The now plain Westlake store, only RYU's second brick-and-mortar, will get a full flagship face-lift in time for a March, 2014 grand opening.
The company focuses on high-performance, but sustainable (think organic and sometimes recycled materials) sportswear for athletes training in a variety of conditions. Runners, yogis, and martial arts buffs alike will find comfortable apparel in the brand's lineup, which looks to compete with similar downtown retailers like Lululemon and Nike.
Welcome RYU to Westlake and find post-holiday savings of up to 20 percent off most items in store.