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Whether or not customers buy more yoga mats isn't driving Under Armour's brick and mortar expansion of glitzy Brand House stores. The idea, according to The Washington Post, is to introduce customers to Under Armour's brand story and retail experience by opening Brand Houses in influential markets like Tysons Corner Center. [WaPo]