After Sears Canada announced this fall that they were liquidating all their operations across the country for good, we were heartbroken to hear that thousands of employees lost their jobs.
Today, on the ruins of what once was one of the most successful retail giants in American history, a group of 25 Canadian companies have come together to open a 150,000-square-foot, two-story mega liquidation centre in Markham to sell Sears inventory direct to the public.
The new outlet will not only help sell thousands of items of orphaned Sears inventory but also will hire many ex-Sears employees to help run the outlet, making it a win-win solution that serves both parts.
“Aside from the tremendous pain to employees, pensioners and vendors who have lost millions of dollars as a result of Sears’ bankruptcy, customers have lost a reliable source of high-quality merchandise and many vendors lost their largest customer,” said Ari Starr, the founder of Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet and one of Sears’ former suppliers.
Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet offers clothing, accessories, leather goods and jewelry to toys, bath, bedding, kitchenware and home decor items, with the exception of appliances at deeply discounted prices. Visitors can also find such brands as Armani, Columbia Sportswear, Dolce & Gabbana (D&G), Gucci, Cavalli, Moschino and Dsquared – at bargain prices.
According to the official news-release, sample bargain prices at Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet include $9.99 for Sears’ Jessica Brand dresses, $59 for Columbia Sportswear winter jackets, $49 for designer jeans from D&G, Gucci, Dsquared, 40-50 percent off socks and undergarments, $14.99 for a four-piece set of twin or queen sheet sets ($15.99 for king sets), and much more.
The outlet located at Steeles Avenue and Highway 404 at 2900 Steeles Avenue will also surprise vintage lovers with a 3,500-square-foot Antique & Vintage Market, featuring vintage furniture, lamps, appliances and jewelry at below market prices.
Good news is that by purchasing any item at the outlet sale you will also support people with special needs, as a portion of the profit will go to organizations supporting people with disabilities, including Thornhill-based DANI, Yachad and Reena.
What do you think about Bobby’s Liquidation outlet? Let us know in the comments.
Featured image: Bobby’s Outlet
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