Yoga-inspired athletic apparel maker Lululemon Athletica on Thursday announced the launch of its US flagship retail store in Santa Monica.

The Canadian company said in a news release the California store will stock a full range of its sports fashions and accessories and will open its doors for the first time on July 4.

"We've had so many requests over the past two years from people visiting our Vancouver stores to open a Lululemon in the LA area", said Brett Conrad, co-owner of US operations, "thus we are incredibly excited to be making it a reality for them".