Bizou to Bang Out New Stores in 2010

November 16, 2009

Bizou International is in the middle of a phenomenal resurgence.

Over the last 24 months, the Quebec based retailer, which specializes in the sale of costume jewelry and fashion accessories, has made several major changes to their operations.

Rigid inventory management systems and procedures have been implemented; store merchandising and visual displays have been re-vamped; store personnel and supervisors have been significantly upgraded...etc. 

The company's hard work and efforts have been recognized by their customers. Sales are up 11% year over last. Furthermore, in 2008, the company produced an 18% comp store increase. 

Bizou is set to open two (2) new locations in 2010. Size requirement is 600-800 sq.ft. Super-regional and regional malls, as well as street-front locations, in existing markets will be considered.
Attractive, inviting and very well designed.

In addition to the above,  Bizou would like to open a Bizou Outlet in the province of Quebec; 1000 sq.ft is required. 

Bizou is also planning to renovate 5 stores in 2010.

Bizou International Inc. was founded in 1982, and currently operate 131 stores from Quebec to New Foundland.

For more information on Bizou, please visit their website at

American Apparel Expands in Canada

November 11, 2009

Think Retail is pleased to announce the opening of the new American Apparel store at Vaughan Mills. We are further pleased to anounce that Think Retail has successfully concluded transactions for American Apparel on the the following Canadian main streets and shopping centres:

   1. Robson St
   2. South Granville St
   3. Queen St West;
   4. Ste-Catherine St
   5. Yorkdale;
   6. Sherway Gardens;
   7. Market Mall;
   8. Park Royal;
   9. The Promenades;
  10. Rideau Centre;
  11. Carrefour Laval;
  12. Fairview Pointe-Claire
  13. Place Laurier

Think Retail has been American Apparel’s exclusive Canadian broker since 2004.
For a full article on American Apparels new mall market entry, click here.

Fossil expands in Canada

November 10, 2009

Think Retail is pleased to announce the opening of Fossil at Place Montreal Trust, the company’s 1st store in the province of Quebec. The store itself is vintage Fossil and is shown here.

In addition to the above, Fossil will open its 1st Fossil Outlet in Canada, tomorrow, at Cross Iron Mills.

We are further pleased to announce that Fossil stores will open soon, in the following malls:

   1. Southcentre
   2. Square One;
   3. Southgate;
   4. Oakridge

Think Retail has been Fossil’s exclusive Canadian broker since 2007.

Cross Iron Mills Now Open

November 09, 2009

Cross Iron Mills opened its doors on August 19th (see here), and from all accounts, the mall has been rocking since opening day. The mall, which was developed by Ivanhoe Cambridge is the first enclosed centre to be built in Alberta in over 20 years. Cross Iron Mills is 1.4 million sq.ft hybrid centre, offering outlet and full priced stores, as well as, entertainment oriented retail. Total cost of the project is estimated at $500 million.

Further to the above, Think Retail is pleased to announce the opening of the first Fossil Outlet in Canada, at Cross Iron Mills.

Think Retail has been Fossil’s exclusive Canadian broker since 2007.