Mango opens first Canadian flagship at Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Spanish retailer Mango has opened its first flagship store in Canada at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
The 5,000-square-foot retail space houses all the newest woman's collections, and is carefully located across from the Hudson's Bay and Harry Rosen. The opening marks the first of eight store openings planned for the Toronto area in 2023.
Following the Yorkdale Shopping Centre opening, Mango is expected to open seven new locations in Toronto including at the Eaton Centre, Square One and Scarborough Town Centre, ahead of April. The company plans to open four more locations between June and July at Vaughan Mills, Markville, Upper Canada and Fairview.
This strategic move is part of larger expansion plans in North America, made possible via an agreement signed last year with Fox Group. The agreement spans 10 years with an option to extend to an additional 10 years, as long as it opens at least 20 stores in Canada over the next 10 years.
As part of its distribution ecosystem in the country, Mango plans to operate stores in prime shopping streets and shopping malls, as well as points of sale in department stores and a growing online business.
“We are thrilled to launch Mango in Canada and to bring all the latest European trends and collections to the Canadian market. I am sure the Canadian woman will fall in love and adopt Mango's fashion,” said Dana Terner, Mango CEO at Fox Group.
“The brand will provide an international shopping experience and connect the Canadian consumer to the world's leading fashion trends. We foresee the opening of more stores throughout the country and expanding in the future.”
This is not the company's first venture in the country. In fact, since 2005, Mango has been present in Canada, and once operated its own stores.
At the end of 2022, the company had close to 95 points of sale in the country in department stores such as the Hudson’s Bay, as well as a growing online activity through its own website and other platforms.