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Simons Canada Opening Today in Square One Shopping Centre!


peter-simons.jpg.size.custom.crop.1086x725In December of 2013, Simons Canada announced that it would be opening a flagship store in Square One, Mississauga. Two years later, the company is finally opening its doors today at Square One as it’s first location in Ontario. The store will be located in the space that was once a Sears Canada not too long ago.

The Quebec City based company that specializes in women’s and men’s clothing didn’t start off selling clothing. Peter Simons, who was born in Scotland, settled in Quebec City in 1785 where he lived and worked on a farm. His son, 17-year old John Simons, opened a store selling dry goods imported from Great Britain. It was a successful business that later turned into a department store and eventually Simons, the clothing store we know today.

1779994_1044934892245633_6707036111093259822_oThe 110,000 square foot location in Square One not only has clothing and private labels, but also features a cafe and terrance inside. Simons is trying to create something different for consumers by offering a unique in-store shopping experience and differentiating itself from stores such as Forever 21 or H&M.

It will be a challenge for Simons here in Ontario, a place where few people have heard of the company, and only time will tell if it’s new look on the shopping experience will translate into more sales than its competitors.

Click here to read more about Simons Canada.

3 responses to “Simons Canada Opening Today in Square One Shopping Centre!”

  1. Ciel says:

    When the store announced its plan to come to Ontario, I started to check out its website. What is good about a Canadian dept store-it adds more incentive to shop at the mall than take a bus out to standalone big box stores at Heartland Centre.
    I’ve already signed up for the program and e-mails from Simons-looking forward to exploring this store soon!

  2. kerry says:

    They opened a store in West Vancouver last year,and I bought a shirt,and signed up for the card and emails.I like their clothes{on sale only though}

  3. Nadine says:

    I went to the Simon’s store at Square One on the opening day (yesterday). The store looks amazing, the selection of clothing, accessories and home products was refreshing and the prices were actually reasonable. Of course some items are higher priced (better quality, brand, etc) but overall I will be shopping here. The store was very busy and people were buying.

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