We’re updating you on three announced Canadian TopShop locations. Interestingly, some of them will be almost as large as the TopShop/TopMan concession inside of Toronto’s flagship Hudson’s Bay (“Queen Street”) store.
The mall-based TopShop/TopMan stores will be given prominent mall-entrance locations with the intention of drawing more shoppers to their adjacent Hudson’s Bay stores. An example is the image above, showing Canada’s first TopShop/TopMan at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
Calgary’s previously announced TopShop/TopMan will be configured adjacent to the main entrance of Hudson’s Bay. Adjacent mall space, circled in red, has been acquired to give a stronger mall-front presence for TopShop. The Chinook Centre TopShop/TopMan will be about 15,000 square feet according to a source at Hudson’s Bay.
The previously announced TopShop/TopMan at Mississauga’s Square One Shopping Centre also includes annexed retail space, as per the lease plan below. Mississauga’s TopShop/TopMan will be 18,000 square feet, just 1000 square feet shy of Downtown Toronto’s Queen Street Topshop/TopMan.
The TopShop/TopMan concession at Toronto’s downtown Hudson’s Bay flagship (“Queen Street”) is about 19,000 square feet, while the Yorkdale Shopping Centre TopShop/TopMan is just shy of 15,000 square feet. The largest TopShop/TopMan store outside of England is at Vancouver’s Hudson’s Bay store, with about 33,000 square feet of retail space and close to 40,000 square feet in total.
Our Montreal Retail Insider Pat Campione tells us the suburban Montreal (Le Carrefour Laval) TopShop/TopMan is scheduled to open in August. We are awaiting further details of this and the other Montreal TopShop location we announced last week.
TopShop website: www.topshop.com
Hudson’s Bay website: www.TheBay.com