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Bizou Impresses with Queen St Opening

October 05, 2011

We are pleased to announce that fashion accessories and costume jewellery specialist Bizou, has opened its first street-front location in Toronto (and second store in Ontario), at 393 Queen St. West. The store is strategically situated between Peter and Spadina, adjacent other top brands such as: Lululemon, Kiehls, Club Monaco, Guess, Le Chateau. Adidas, Gap...etc. The premises is 1250 sq.ft, and was designed by Frederic Bernier. The layout is warm and inviting, extremely well merchandised, and very chic.

Looking ahead, the company's 3rd Ontario location opens next month at Cambridge Centre; also, I can as well, confirm that Bizou will open at White Oaks Mall in London, in March 2012. Thanks to Rick Johnstone of Morguard for his help with the agreement at Cambridge Centre and to Dave Wyatt, of Redcliff, for his efforts with the transaction at White Oaks Malls. Dave is a class act and a pleasure to work with.

Further to the above, Bizou plan to open 4-6 new locations, in 2012. Markets of interest include: Ontario and Quebec. Size required in 600-1000 sq.ft. Property type - super regional malls and high pedestrian street-front locations.

Bizou was founded in 1982. Today, the company operates approximately 120 locations spread across 6 provinces, from New Foundland to Ontario.

Finally, with respect to performance, Bizou continues to impress. Comp sale store increases are on the rise for a fourth consecutive year, and are currently 15% above last year. Previous increases were as follows: 2010 - 5%, 2009 - 5%, 2008 - 15%. 

For additional information, please visit Bizou's website at www.bizou.com.