MEC, which stands for Mountain Equipment Company, will be taking over the previous Forever 21 spots that were inside Hudson’s Bay stores, according to Retail Insider.
The three MEC stores that are opening by the end of 2022 will be at the Hudson’s Bay locations in Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Square One, and the downtown Toronto flagship store on Yonge Street. Plus, with more to open next year.
Not only will MEC have a larger physical presence, but the brand will also be available on The Bay’s site.
Retail Insider states that “the partnership was struck after multiple conversations between MEC and Hudson’s Bay, recognizing the opportunity for two iconic Canadian brands to come together under one roof.”
If you’re not familiar with MEC, it offers a ton of outdoor gear and equipment from well-known brands like The North Face and Patagonia, as well as its own in-house label.
Next year’s expansion plans don’t have an exact date or locations listed just yet, so stay tuned.
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