NEW YORK — J. Crew, after years of holding back on the international front and watching competitors cross borders, is taking some big steps of its own.
The first J. Crew store in Canada is set to open Aug. 18 in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, and ultimately a fleet of 25 to 30 units is anticipated. The team is scouring upscale malls and street locations in Canada for additional sites, some of which are expected to be unveiled soon, but the company declined to specify any others besides Yorkdale. There are reports that Robson Street, Vancouver’s most famous shopping venue, Toronto’s Eaton Centre and the West Edmonton Mall are high priorities.
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