French Connection Is Closing Its Last Canadian Location This Month

The end has finally come for French Connection, the U.K.-based retailer that has quietly been closing stores for the last handful of years. The once-popular brand, most known for its anagram of everyone’s favourite swearword, lost its momentum a long time ago. 
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This month, Canada is saying goodbye to another retailer.

The end has finally come for French Connection, the U.K.-based retailer that has quietly been closing stores for the last handful of years. The once-popular brand, most known for its anagram of everyone’s favourite swearword, lost its momentum a long time ago.

Toronto saw French Connection first close its doors when the Bloor Street location closed in 2013. It was then followed by the shuttering of CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Mall, Queen St. West, and CF Sherway Gardens. On the west coast, Vancouver’s only French Connection store closed its doors in 2016.

Now French Connection Canada is closing its last location this month.

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According to Retail-Insider, the U.K.-based retailer will be closing its last remaining Canadian store at the end of March 2019. Located downtown Montreal, the store, which is located at 1181 Ste-Catherine Street West, is “currently being liquidated as it prepares to close on March 31.”

And Canada’s not the only country to see French Connection stores close. Over the past few years, French Connection, like many retailers that fail to keep up with the changing landscape, has shuttered stores across the globe. As it stands, French Connection only has two stores left in North America: a store in Soho, New York City and another at the Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas.

French Connection Canada
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French Connection is the latest retailer to exit the Canadian market.

Though we’re only three months into 2019, we’ve already seen exit announcements from retailers like Payless and Gymboree, and store closures from retailers like H&M, Gap, and more.

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