End of an Era.
After almost 20 years in specialist mountain sports retail we have decided to retire. Its been a blast and we have met many great and cool people along the way.
For us, retail was always about the 'experience' for the in-store customer, the banter, the stories, the trips away and most of all the detailed product knowledge.
Now in this online revolution the in-store visitors have dropped off and armies of new customers, armed only with their PCs, have taken over. We adapted, we grew our online business way greater than our in-store business ever was but alas when you get more paper cuts in a day than you see or speak to real life customers, then for us the job has changed, for good. Add to this that more and more of our suppliers are now selling direct, then we can see no future in the long term for the independent retailer.
Its soon time for our dedicated team to move on and find new and exciting challenges. We are closing our physical 'bricks and mortar' store down in 2014 and everything we have is available here online.
Our parting gift is a limited selection of great products at never to be repeated prices, please browse and grab yourself a bargain.
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 10am - 6pm
'Thank you very much' and see you on the hills, the 'We Love Lapierre' team