Sportswear chains The North Face and Columbia Sportswear will be opening locations in the Outlet Shoppes of El Paso in the coming months.

Columbia Sportswear specializes in seasonal apparel, footwear, and hiking and camping equipment for outdoor enthusiasts. Although several local retailers, such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports and Macy's sell Columbia products, the Outlet Shoppes' location will be our area's first store exclusively offering its brands.

Like Columbia, The North Face also carries outerwear and outdoor products. Per the company website, its clothing and equipment lines cater towards college students, climbers, skiers, snowboarders, hikers, and endurance athletes.

The stores will open this summer, and will be located near Adidas. Most likely in the space the Pottery Barn once occupied, and the building Williams-Sonoma will vacate in mid-May.