Popular British fashion brand Ted Baker continues to grow its presence in Canada, by opening new stores and shop-in-store concessions, while also expanding its wholesale network.
Last week, Ted Baker opened its first store in the province of Quebec at CF Carrefour Laval, near Montreal. The 3,680 square foot retail space is located next to COS, which also opened this month in the mall’s wing that is anchored by La Maison Simons.
No two Ted Baker stores are alike, according to Craig Smith, the company’s Digital Commerce Director who is based in London. He explained that Ted Baker is doing exceptionally well in Canada, and that the company continues to expand its distribution both with its wholesale channels, as well as boutiques and concessions.
Ted Baker recently opened dedicated shop-in-store concessions at Hudson’s Bay stores in downtown Toronto and Vancouver and according to the company, more concessions could follow.
With the opening of the CF Carrefour Laval store, Ted Baker will operate seven full-priced stores and two outlet locations in Canada. The retailer opened its first Canadian store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre in October of 2012, followed by its first Canadian outlet store at Toronto Premium Outlets in August of 2013. A second full-priced Ted Baker location opened in October of 2014 at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, with a Vancouver location at CF Pacific Centre following in June of 2015. In September of 2015, Ted Baker opened at Toronto’s CF Sherway Gardens and in 2016, it opened three Canadian stores — at CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa in May, at CF Chinook Centre in Calgary in September, and at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlets in Vancouver in June of 2016.
Ted Baker also has a network of more than 30 full-priced and outlet stores in the United States, as well as concessions in most Bloomingdale’s store locations.