The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-04-15T01:10:02Z SYDNEY STARTUP SHINES AMONG THE WORLD’S BEST RETAILERS 2016-04-15T01:10:02Z sydney-starup-shines-among-the-world-s-best-retailers Leading fashion e-tailer Stylerunner.com has cemented their reputation in the highly competitive retail industry, being recognized on a global stage at the World Retail Awards last night with Founder Julie Stevanja named Young Retail Entrepreneur of the Year. Celebrating excellence in the industry, the award honors the new generation of entrepreneurs who have challenged and disrupted the long-established retail industry. Past winners of the category include Founder and CEO of Missguided.com, Nitin Passi. “Disruption is a driving force at Stylerunner - being recognized for this is a great honor,” says Julie Stevanja. “To be awarded Young Retail Entrepreneur of the Year and included in such a prestigious event as the World Retail Congress is an enormous compliment to our team.” “We’ve created a retail experience which is fresh, innovative and constantly pushing boundaries. I’m incredibly proud of that.” The Sydney-based startup, who is the first mover and pioneer in disrupting women’s sportswear globally was recently listed on the Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Rising Star and BRW Fast Starters List. Alongside the World Retail Awards win, Julie Stevanja has achieved a raft of personal successes, recently having been a finalist for the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award 2106 and winning the B&T Women in Media Technology Award 2015. The World Retail Awards were held last night in Dubai. Premier activewear destination Stylerunner adds global giant to its offering 2014-11-18T04:37:12Z premier-activewear-destination-stylerunner-adds-global-giant-to-its-offering In a world first, Sydney based activewear e-tailer Stylerunner has signed yoga-inspired athletica apparel giant lululemon athletica, becoming its first global online retail partner. A curated selection of the brand will be available on Stylerunner.com from Monday 24 November. “Having lululemon join our premium brand stable is an exciting feat,” says Julie Stevanja, Cofounder, Stylerunner. “It is incredibly important to us to work with partners who understand Stylerunner’s unique proposition and vision. We are thrilled to have attracted one of the largest and most technically advanced yoga wear brands in the world”. Of the partnership, Sheena McNamara, Ecommerce and Alternate Channel Manager says:“We are excited to be partnering with Stylerunner on our first ever digital partnership. They offer a premium online experience that is consistent with the best-in-class experience we create for our guests.  We feel this partnership is a perfect fit for both our product and our brand.” lululemon has made its name by focusing on quality, fit, function and beauty, attributes Stylerunner founders, Julie and her twin sister Sali Stevanja say are in line with their ethos of offering sleek, sophisticated and fashionable activewear. Having tried and tested the brand, themselves, Julie and Sali are positive that their customers will love the product as much as they do. “Fabric, fit, stretch and wearability is imperative to us when selecting product for Stylerunner. The lululemon range fits like a second skin, is breathable and holds its shape while allowing a full range of movements,” says Julie. “Our customers are a discerning group of individuals who value quality, fit and style. We’re extremely selective with the brands we bring on board, as we are committed to bringing our customers the best experience and offering possible. They want to look and feel good in premium activewear that does what it says it does. lululemon ticks all of these boxes and we know our customers will be just as excited as we are”, says Sali. Renowned for its innovative and premium positioning, Stylerunner continues to lead the charge with its brand offering and approach to ecommerce. Since launch two years ago, Stylerunner has celebrated the signing of more than 40 brands including international activewear icon Nike. The e-tailer was also the first Australian pureplay partner for adidas by Stella McCartney. The Stevanja sisters are thrilled to welcome yet another acclaimed and celebrated brand to their coveted activewear offering. lululemon will be available on www.stylerunner.com from 9am, Monday 24 November.