Popular American womenswear retailer Chico’s just announced its first three Canadian store locations. All three stores will open in August, with more Canadian location announcements to follow. Its first Canadian store locations will be in the suburban Toronto area.
Chico’s first three Canadian stores will be located in the following malls:
Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga
Mapleview Shopping Centre, Burlington, and
Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket
Its Mississauga store will be 3,360 square feet, located across from Hudson’s Bay on the mall’s second level. Its Mapleview location will be roughly 3,100 square feet and will be on the mall’s lower level, between Maison Birks and White House | Black Market. Its Upper Canada Mall store will open on the mall’s second level. Both Square One and Upper Canada are managed by Oxford Properties, while Mapleview is managed by Ivanhoé Cambridge.
Chico’s Canadian stores will see updated interiors based on the company’s new prototype, featuring warm tones, subtle animal prints, iconic woven entry doors, luggage details on fixtures and layers of artifacts as props.
Chico’s was founded in 1983 in Florida. It sells private-branded clothing and accessories for women, “featuring a combination of great style with on-trend, expressive and one-of-a-kind designs to yield a wardrobe that is fashionable, unique, relaxed, figure-flattering, and comfortable,” according to a description on its parent company’s website.
Chico’s currently operates more than 600 stores and over 100 outlets across the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Chico’s is a division of Chico’s FAS, which has already opened White House | Black Market stores in Canada, including three in the Toronto area. Both Chico’s and White House | Black Market are expected to further expand into Canada. Besides White House | Black Market and its Chico’s women’s stores, Chico’s FAS operates Soma Intimates and Boston Proper.