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Gap is Closing 175 North American Stores

Gap is Closing 175 North American Stores

Apparently, once beloved basics have become boring basics. Gap announced yesterday that it would close 175 stores (one forth of its stores in North America) in hopes of revitalizing the brand in the wake of slumping sales. Of these 175, 140...
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Ikea Will Soon Test One of the World’s First Small Scale Retail Models in Canada

London, Ontario, will soon be home to the world’s smallest Ikea retail location. While the iconic blue and yellow exterior will remain the same, the 20,000 sq. ft. store will function like a pick-up centre. Think: Consumers Distributing for Ikea lovers
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More Than Three Quarters of Canadians Shopped Online Last Year. Is This the End of Retail Shops?

Canadians are shopping online more than ever. According to data from Canada Post, more than three quarters of Canadian households (76 per cent) bought from the Internet last year. Is this the end of the mall era?
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H&M's High End Sister Label COS is Opening Shop in Montreal and Toronto

Both Montreal and Toronto internationally expanding retail markets will have a new resident soon. COS, a contemporary clothing brand owned by the same group that operates H&M, will be opening up shop on both Bloor St. and Ste-Catherine later this year
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This is Everything Canadians Loved on iTunes and the App Store in 2014

Every year, iTunes releases its “Best Of” for each country. Just last week, they finished tallying up the results for Canada’s favourite songs, albums, movies, shows, and apps. Some results may surprise you, others, not so much. But if you live in Canada, chances are your Macintosh owns a few of these 2014 gems
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Loding Opens Second North American Location in First Canadian Place

Just in time for the holidays, Parisian menswear boutique Loding has arrived in Canada to mark its second North American location. And it’s taking over some prime retail real estate in First Canadian Place. Founded in 1998, the Loding house is based on the concept of offering high-quality luxury at affordable prices
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Nordstrom Coming to Calgary on September 19, 2014

In less than three weeks and counting, young professionals in Calgary will have all of their favourite luxury brands laid out over two floors of contemporary space as American retailer Nordstrom opens its doors in Chinook Centre at 9:30am on Friday, September 19
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Event Recap: Brooks Brothers Store Opening on Bloor Street

Brooks Brothers, America’s oldest retailer, celebrated the opening of its seventh Canadian store and second flagship in the historic, high-end fashion quarter of Yorkville’s Bloor Street last week, carrying collections for men, women, and children
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We Want to See a Concept Mall in Canada by 2020

The opening of the world's first concept mall in Berlin last week got us thinking: Why don’t we have this here, and when will it arrive? Here’s why we want to see a concept mall in Canada by 2020
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JOOR Revolutionizes the Fashion Wholesale Buying Process

With New York, London and now Milan fashion weeks wrapping up, every fashion professional's days ahead are about the wholesale buyers process. The typically archaic method of placing orders from lines by highlighting line sheets and using a pen and paper to fill out purchase orders has finally evolved, and one company is responsible for this change
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