New York City — Express, Inc. opened its first location in Canada at Fairview Mall in Toronto this month, and plans to open five more stores in Canada by year end.
New York City — Express, Inc., the specialty retail apparel chain operating more than 600 stores, arrived north of the border this month. The iconic multi-channel retailer opened its first location in Canada at Fairview Mall in Toronto. The new store spans 10,000 square feet.
Express plans to open a total six stores in Canada by the end of 2011, and an additional 50 stores across the country over the next 5 years. In addition to Fairview Mall, Express will also open at Lime Ridge Mall this month. In November, Express will have three locations opening in Calgary at Southcentre, Chinook Centre and Market Mall as well as an additional store in Toronto at Square One.
“Canada is the perfect country for Express’ first foray into wholly-owned international bricks and mortar locations thanks to its cosmopolitan cities filled with young, fashionable men and women,” says Michael Weiss, president and CEO of Express. “We sincerely appreciate the warm welcome we have already received from the Canadian people and look forward to expanding our reach as a fashion authority and to the growth potential of the brand in this new market.”
The Express stores will feature a sleek white color palette with touches of black, white lacquer fixtures and an open ceiling plan.
Express currently operates more than 600 retail stores, located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada. For more information, visit www.express.com.