Bizou ramps up plans for Ontario expansion with new store at CF Masonville PlaceFebruary 08, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Montreal-based Bizou has signed a deal to open another marque store in Ontario, part of the company’s strategy to expand across the province.
The 558 sq. ft. boutique is set to open this summer at CF Masonville Place in London, Ont. The newly renovated shopping centre is an ideal fit for Bizou, which is the ultimate fashion co-tenant.
Bizou stores convey a modern retail experience, with the right mix of sophistication and fun, designed to attract those who seek something different in the way of ladies fashion jewelry and accessories. The majority of its stainless steel and sterling silver collections are the unique work of in-house designers, who travel the world for inspiration.Bizou’s new store will sparkle at Masonville, a premium shopping centre that recently completed a $77-million expansion and redevelopment, during which it welcomed a number of other best-in-class retailers, including Zara, H&M, Sport Chek, Disney, Sephora and Saje, as well as new restaurants and services.
This is just the beginning of Bizou’s exciting plans for 2017. In addition to Masonville, the pioneering retailer is prepared to open three more stores in Canada this year. The focus remains on Ontario, in particular the GTA. Ideal spaces are 500 to 850 sq. ft., with notable co-tenants, such as, but not limited to, H&M, Zara, Lole, Sephora, Banana Republic, Fossil and Victoria’s Secret.
The retailer has come a long way since Marcel Labrecque opened the first boutique in 1984: Today Bizou boasts a global network of more than 130 stores and counting.
In addition to Ontario, Bizou has a strong footprint in its home province of Quebec, where it has more than 90 stores, and the Maritime Region, where it has seven stores in New Brunswick, four in Nova Scotia and one in PEI, as well as Newfoundland, where it has three locations. Bizou also continues to grow on the international stage. In 2013, it opened at La Toison Dor in Dijon, France and the following year Bizou made its debut in Saudi Arabia, at Panorama Mall in Riyadh. Bizou is expanding in the Kingdom, as well as markets across United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Think Retail partnered with Bizou nearly 20 years and we are proud to have worked alongside its talented team to witness the brand evolving into a true Canadian retail success story.
For more about this powerhouse retailer, visit www.bizou.com or contact the Think Retail Team.