According to retail-insider.com Clearly Contacts– the discount contact lense/ eye glass retailer is opening a retail storefront in Vancouver. The store will be located in one of Vancouver’s best shopping districts at 1049-51 Robson Street.
This is the first store front for the internet giant, but the move seems to be becoming a trend in the industry. Online retailers that have had huge success in their space are moving into bricks and mortar locations to offer consumers a more complete shopping experience.
Clearly Contacts parent company, Coastal.com was founded in Vancouver, and is now one of North America’s largest glasses/contact lense companies with over $180 Million in sales in 2011. There’s big money in the eyewear game.
No word as to whether or not the brand will be rolling out stores nationally, but if we hear about it, we’ll let you know!
Also no word as to whether or not Trevor Linden will be working in any of the stores…