Just read on my bulding’s elevator news that HBC MAY BE BRINGING BLOOMINGDALES TO CANADA!!! See, elevator ads are actually effective!
But seriously, folks. This is excellent news. The Globe and Mail also confirmed that “The move to provide space to Bloomingdale’s as a “store within a store” would represent a pre-emptive strike on the part of HBC chief executive officer Richard Baker, who is aiming to grab a bigger piece of the high-end fashion retail market before other foreign players arrive, industry sources said.”
At this time, The Bay is considering putting Bloomingdale’s shops within its Toronto store on Bloor Street West as well as inside one store in Vancouver and Calgary, according to G&M. Bloomingdale’s could begin rolling out in-store boutiques in Canada as early as the fall of this year! As in…FALL 2012, people! Bloomies. In. Canada.
This is happening. I think. Are you excited about this? Share in the comments!
Photo Credits: Bloomingdales, HBC