We just got word from a Hudson’s Bay management-office insider that talks with Bloomingdale’s have stalled and that it is unlikely the American luxury department store will come to Canada. We previously reported that Bloomingdale’s might move to Canada via Hudson’s Bay, with a free-standing Bloor Street store in Toronto and two concessions within Bay stores in Vancouver and Calgary.
Bloomingdale’s signature interiors and merchandise would have been a welcome addition to Canada’s Hudson’s Bay. We are quietly holding some hope that the deal isn’t dead but we’ve been told, and we quote, “don’t hold your breath about Bloomingdale’s coming to Canada via The Bay”.
If anything changes, we’ll be the first to let you know!
Bloomingdale’s website: www.bloomingdales.com
Hudson’s Bay website: www.thebay.com