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Bizou to open up to five Canadian stores in 2016

November 10, 2015

From a single Montreal boutique to an international network of 125 stores – Bizou is a Canadian retail success story with an ambitious expansion plan that continues into 2016. 
Founded in 1984 by veteran retailer Marcel Labrecque, Bizou has built a strong reputation for its unique, quality ladies fashion jewelry and accessories. By year end the company will have 125 stores and we at Think Retail are excited to work with Bizou as it charters new territories and countries. 
It’s been a busy fall for the company. In October, Bizou opened at two notable regional shopping centres—a 600 sq. ft. boutique at Georgian Mall in Barrie, Ont. and a 750 sq. ft. store in Ottawa’s St. Laurent Centre.
In September, Bizou opened its second store at Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport—a fresh and fun 600 sq. ft. boutique (pictured) in the new international section of the airport. 
The retailer also recently unveiled a new inline store in Les Promenades Gatineau—the 800 sq. ft. space replaces its popular kiosk in the busy shopping centre.  
The adventure continues in 2016, with Bizou making a splash on the international retail front, with plans to open its first store in Bahrain in February and another in Qatar in the spring. Deals are in place to open 17 stores in stores in this region by 2017, with more to come. 
Closer to home, Bizou plans to open three to five locations in Canada next year. It continues to deliver on its commitment to boost its retail presence in Ontario, with a major focus on the Greater Toronto Area. Ideal spaces are 500 to 850 sq. ft. in super regional shopping centres, with strong co-tenants, such as, but not limited to, H&M, Zara, Sephora, Banana Republic, Fossil and Victoria’s Secret. 
With its strong fashion appeal and unique offering, Bizou is an ideal co-tenant. It sets itself apart from other jewellery and accessories retailers because the majority of its stainless steel and sterling silver jewellery collection are the work of in-house designers, who create desirable, but affordable, pieces that put the company (and its customers) on the forefront of what’s new and hot. 
In turn, Bizou’s sales have increased for five straight years, as it moves into new markets and secures a loyal customer base drawn to this modern retail experience. 
Think Retail has worked with Bizou for more than 17 years, as it makes exciting progress with expansion plans on the domestic and international fronts (it opened its first international store in 2013 at La Toison Dor in Dijon, France and the following year made its debut in Saudi Arabia, at Panorama Mall in Riyadh). 
We look forward to continuing our partnership with this great Canadian retail brand as it navigates the next evolution of its expansion. 
For more information about Bizou, visit www.bizou.com or contact the Think Retail Team.