Good news, Zara lovers: Zara Home is coming to Canada, which means soon you'll be able to bring the Spanish-based retailer's on-trend (and budget-friendly) style to your bedroom, living room and bathroom.
Set to open its first Canadian location at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre the Zara Home store will feature moderately-priced, fashion-forward housewares as an offshoot to the Zara brand.
So what exactly does the ubiquitous clothing chain offer for home décor? Stylish bedding, dinnerware, mirrors, vases, candles, pillows, drapes, rugs, towels, stationary (to name a few!) with all items ranging from $2 for a napkin to $500 for a cowhide rug.
Currrently, Zara Home isn't even available in the U.S., though they do have an online store -- that's right, Canadians get first dibs.
The Yorkdale Shopping Centre also announced on Monday 12 other brands that will call Yorkdale home in 2013, including All Saints, David Yurman, John Varvatos, Mulberry and even LEGO.
More details to come! In the meantime, take a peek at some other big brands making their way to Canada below:
The iconic American upscale retailer is in talks with Hudson's Bay Company to become a "store within a store" at HBC locations in Canada. The move is seen as an attempt by The Bay to fight off the possible arrival of Nordstrom's (see next slide).
One of the most prominent competitors to Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom announced in September, 2012, that it plans to open locations in Cadillac Fairview-owned malls in Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver. The stores will open in former Sears locations.
Discount retailer Marshalls entered the Canadian market in March, 2011, and recently announced an expansion of six new stores in Ontario. At least a dozen of its 750 stores are now located in Canada.
The home improvement retailer began moving into the Canadian market in 2007, with a store in Hamilton, Ontario. It has since expanded to 31 locations in Ontario and Alberta.
Ritzy fashion chain J. Crew opened its first Canadian location in the summer of 2011, and immediately ran into public anger about the U.S.-Canada price gap. Shoppers complained that J. Crew's Canadian prices were about 15 per cent higher than in the U.S.
The arrival of Target to Canada in 2013 is easily the most hotly-anticipated retail arrival since Walmart came north of the border in 1994. The discount retailer is planning more than 100 stores across the country, having taken over a significant number of Zellers locations. But the store is currently engaged in a labour dispute, as it tries to keep former Zellers employees from unionizing in the new stores.
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