Life Style Sports coming to Arnotts in time for Christmas

A big addition to the store on Dublin's Henry Street...

Life Style Sports is opening in Dublin's oldest and largest department store in time for the Christmas shopping run-in.

The Irish Times reports that the Irish sportswear giant is planning a 6,000 sq ft store in Arnotts on Henry Street, replacing the existing Elverys concession currently found on the lower floor.

A deal between Arnotts owners Selfridges and Life Style owners Stafford Holdings is expected to be announced shortly, with the Henry Street arrival adding to Life Style's flagship Grafton Street store in the capital.

The move comes off the back of a strong year for Stafford, with the business group more than doubling its profits in 2015.

The Life Style retail division has close to 60 stores in Ireland. According to the Irish Times, Stafford is also looking to bring Life Style to the UK and Europe.
While it already has a presence in Northern Ireland, it is believed the group sees the Selfridges deal as ultimately serving as a route across the Irish Sea.