There's been so much hype about U.S. retailers taking over our malls. We gladly welcome them for sure...but finally there's news about a Canadian operated chain that is gaining some buzz.
They describe themselves as a retailer who "brings modern style and smart savings to Canadian Cities with the latest in fashion and home decor."
A recent grand opening in the downtown core in Toronto was buzzing with activity. Shiny new merchandise in a well-lit large space on Parliament street had drawn media and community shoppers.
"Canadian shoppers have so much choice today, and mymark gives them the fashions they want and love, without breaking the bank," says Laura Penso, VP of Marketing, TBS Acquireco Inc. "We strongly believe that value shouldn't come at the expense of a memorable shopping experience. At mymark, you will get all the looks you want plus the selection and savings of a typical big-box retailer, housed in a vibrant atmosphere with friendly and reliable staff. Simply put, mymark is about clever shopping, smart styles, and savvy savings all under one roof."
Having toured the store in Toronto with their Fashion representative I was surprised to find out that their design and buying team, based in Montreal, were able to offer the selection of current fashion trends at low price points. Sparkly sequined tanks that can be found at almost every women's fashion retailer this season but for only $10? Crazy!
A great selection of children's wear included stylish dresses for girls for the party season as well skateboard inspired clothes for boys. Winter coats for babies to kids include a cold alert system unique to the mymark store. Each coat has an indicator to tells you just how cold it really is when the kids are playing outdoors and if they are warm enough. So smart! They also have the most adorable baby clothes including well-loved licensed apparel.
Home decor items included fresh and contemporary looks great for condo dwellers who love a modern touch yet at the price points that would surprise any aspiring Martha. The buyers and design teams at mymark have also thought through your needs creating lines that will flow in colours and trends that you can easily mix and match to complete the look of any room. There is also a great selection of seasonal decor items that I've seen at other retailers but for less. I don't know how they do it!
The Toy Section carries well-known and trusted brands like VTech, LeapFrog, Barbie, Mattel and Hasbro. One Direction fans may be interested in the set that I found on the shelves!
You'll also love the bright and colourful candyworks section. A large sugary good section that will cater to any sweet tooth with fresh packaged products from well-known confectionary labels including Kinder as well as a help yourself bulk candy area to satisfy your cravings!
mymark is a new shopping experience for value-driven shoppers. Six locations are now open including Toronto, Ajax, Keswick, Kitchener, Welland, and Hamilton. Additional stores rolling out through to 2015.
And be sure to check out their Facebook page for more announcements at www.facebook.com/MyMarkStores
And the staff is very helpful too!