REI Co-op to open retailer in Laguna Hills, California in fall 2023


REI Co-op will open a brand new retailer in Laguna Hills, California in fall 2023. The location will supply a large assortment of attire, gear and experience for tenting, biking, working, health, mountaineering, paddling, climbing, snow sports activities and extra. For those that journey on two wheels, a full-service bike store can be staffed by licensed mechanics. The retailer may even have a ski and snowboard store with skilled tuning, waxing and repairs.

“REI first came to the Los Angeles area in 1977 through our original Manhattan Beach location, which  was our fourth store in our history,” stated Steve Lochan, REI’s divisional vp of retail. “Once open, REI Laguna Hills will be our 12th store in the market to better serve our 1.7 million members and the greater outdoor community who live, work and play in the southern end of Los Angeles.”

Store Facts                 

  • Address: Oakbrook Village; 24271 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
  • Store Size: Approximately 33,000 sq. ft
  • Special Features: Full-service bike store and ski and snowboard store, purchase online-pick up in retailer,  curbside pickup
  • REI Co-op Membership:  4.6 million members in California, 1.7 million within the Los Angeles DMA
  • Closest REI Stores: Tustin (10 miles away, opened 1982, relocated 2010); Huntington Beach (20 miles away, opened 2005); Manhattan Beach (47 miles away, opened 1977, relocated 1999); Rancho Cucamonga (47 miles away, opened 2004); Santa Monica (60 miles away, opened 2006)
  • Current REI Presence in California: 30 shops in state, of which 11 shops are in Los Angeles metro space

As the nation’s largest client co-op, anybody is welcome to faucet into REI’s experience in help of an energetic life-style. Members who be a part of the co-op get pleasure from a vary of advantages, together with a used gear trade-in program; reductions on experiences, leases and store providers; a share of the co-op’s annual income primarily based on qualifying purchases; and extra. In addition to reductions on the bike and ski store, REI co-op members obtain limitless free machine waxes and free flat-tire restore (labor solely).

REI actively companions with nonprofits throughout the nation to steward and keep native trails and public lands to attach extra folks to the outside. Last yr, the co-op invested $7.1 million in 450+ nonprofits throughout the nation, of which greater than $1.2 million went to 75 nonprofits in California. Los Angeles-area recipients included California State Parks Foundation, Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association (CORBA), Hike Clerb, Laguna Canyon Foundation, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, ForestWatch, Mount Wilson Bicycling Association, Nature for All, Santa Catalina Island Conservancy, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, and United States Adaptive Recreation Center.  

The co-op launched the REI Cooperative Action Fund final yr, a community-supported public charity designed to harness the collective energy of the co-op’s members and staff to construct a extra simply, equitable and inclusive out of doors tradition. To study in regards to the California recipients because the Fund’s inception, go to right here.

Beyond its retail presence, REI Experiences assist residents and guests connect with the area’s pure locations by means of absolutely guided out of doors excursions, workshops and occasions. Over the final 5 years, the co-op has hosted practically 63,000 folks on entry-level to superior packages that final just a few hours to a couple days. Popular day packages are Backcountry Navigation, Backpacking Skills, Crystal Cove Hiking and Yoga,  Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing, and Pacific Coast Kayak Tour. REI’s multiday journey journeys  beginning in Los Angeles embrace Trans-Catalina Island Trek and 5 backpacking and biking journeys that discover Joshua Tree National Park.

Join the REI crew 
REI expects to rent roughly 50 staff for REI Laguna Hills. Candidates inquisitive about becoming a member of the REI crew can apply on-line at and a common timeline for hiring is right here. Candidates can arrange a job alert on the co-op’s profession website to be notified when positions are posted. New staff will obtain all kinds of advantages, together with beneficiant product and repair reductions, aggressive pay and retirement contributions. REI staff additionally get pleasure from distinctive perks, similar to two paid “Co-op Way Days” annually that permit them to get pleasure from their favourite out of doors exercise and a further paid day without work on Black Friday to encourage all staff to #OptOutside. 


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