Another American retailer has made its foray into Toronto’s retail scene.
Apparel chain Express, Inc., which operates nearly 600 stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, launched its first Canadian store at Fairview Mall last week.
With collections of casual, professional and dressy apparel, Express targets fashionable shoppers between the ages of 20 and 30.
The new store boasts the same merchandise as locations south of the border, including both men’s and women’s fashions, accessories, shoes, sleepwear and outerwear. Among the chain’s best-selling products are dress pants for women and button-down shirts for men.
The Fairview location is the first of many Express stores set to open in Canada in the months and years ahead. The company plans to have two more shops up and running in the GTA by the end of the year, including one at Lime Ridge Mall in Hamilton and one at Square One in Mississauga, along with three stores in Calgary.
And that’s not all. Over the next five years, Express is aiming to open 50 locations across the country.
The retailer celebrated the opening of its newest location in style. A launch party last week featured special guests Emmanuelle Chriqui – the gorgeous actress from the series Entourage, and Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Luke Schenn. Michael Weiss, CEO of Express, was also in attendance.