J. Crew confirms it’s setting up shop at West Edmonton Mall
By Bill Mah, edmontonjournal.com February 23, 2012
EDMONTON - J. Crew is coming to Edmonton this spring, the high-profile U.S. fashion chain said Thursday.
A West Edmonton Mall location is one of three new Canadian stores J. Crew plans to open this year; the others are Vancouver, also in the spring, and Toronto in the fall. West Edmonton Mall announced the new store last year, but it’s the first time J. Crew has confirmed it.
Edmonton will get a 5,657-square-foot store on one floor. Vancouver’s store will be located at 1088 Robson St., and will occupy 5,953 square feet over two floors. The third location is planned to take up 8,287 square feet in Toronto’s Eaton Centre.
J. Crew debuted in Canada with its first store in Toronto, but some shoppers complained that prices in its Canadian store and its new e-commerce site were about 15 per cent higher than in the U.S.