Magnificent entranceway to the Art Deco addition of , located on east side of Bay Street. In he opened a dry goods store on Yonge Street, north of Queen. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from September Articles with dead external links from April Articles with permanently dead external links Use dmy dates from December All articles with vague or ambiguous time Vague or ambiguous time from May There was another reason that Simpson decided to expand. To view previous posts about movie houses of Toronto—old and new.
He added a new invention — escalators- and also included baby-sitting services, washrooms, writing rooms, and waiting rooms. In he built a nine-story addition on the Queen Street side, to the west of the original building.
In another addition was built on the Yonge Street side, extending the store as far south as Richmond Street. It was now the largest retail store in Canada. In another addition was added on the Queen Street side. In , all the street facades were unified to create a harmonized appearance. In , an Art Deco building was added to the complex. It was located at Bay and Richmond Streets. It included the Arcadian Court.
The great entrance way to this structure, on its Bay Street side, is just as impressive now as when it was built. It is now under American ownership and management. Classical details on The Bay Store. Passageway that today connects The Bay to the Eaton Centre. Magnificent entranceway to the Art Deco addition of , located on east side of Bay Street.
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Chapter Six — The s Theatres. The Bay further expanded its presence between and in Eastern Canada by absorbing the Simpsons department store chain, and in Western Canada by taking over many former Woodward's outlets. In , Hudson's Bay Company stopped selling fur. These moves included a major revamp of the chain's selection of labels, and a renovation and relaunch of The Room—a luxury women's department at the Queen Street location. During the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, a heritage-oriented campaign was used to promote The Bay and an accompanying line of Olympic-themed apparel, which was considered to be a significant success.
In , The Bay launched White Space—a new younger-skewing "contemporary" department—at selected locations. During its initial public offering in October , HBC announced that it would be re-branding The Bay's stores under the name "Hudson's Bay",  marking the chain's first major re-branding since The new brand, designed by the New York City-based advertising agency Lipman, was officially introduced in March Reflecting on the company's heritage, the chain's new logo also incorporates an updated rendition of the Hudson's Bay Company coat of arms.
The Room is a luxury boutique found in selected Hudson's Bay locations, which features a curated selection of women's apparel from upscale brands such as Balmain , Emmanuel Ungaro , Halston , Gianfranco Ferre , Giorgio Armani , Moschino , and others. Regis Room, dating back to its time as a Simpsons store. The Room opened at the downtown Vancouver location in , in the north-east section of the second floor. The Bay offers products from the Hudson's Bay Company Collection a dedicated store, including items such as the iconic Point Blanket , coats, bed sheets, bags, T-shirts, lotions, scents, and candles.
Customized canoes and oars are also available. HBC has also teamed up with international companies for limited edition products, such as Steiff heritage teddy bear, limited run of 2 , and Best Made Axe Co. While the Hudson's Bay Company shops appear mainly in flagship stores and its Banff, Alberta location, products from the Hudson's Bay Company Collection not including limited edition items are also available at other locations, most notably the Point Blanket.
Each boutique contains customized decor, and dedicated company specialists. Vancouver and Montreal ground-floor designer boutiques will follow.
Hudson's Bay has ended its partnership with Saint-Laurent-based Browns Shoes , and closed all Browns locations in its stores, to allow the department store to offer a larger selection of shoes, and to partner with the Montreal-based Aldo Group.
Hudson's Bay is now also offering higher-end brands, keeping in line with offerings from The Room and the West End Shop. The partnership with the Aldo Group began in spring when the revived Pegabo brand of footwear is going to be carried in Hudson's Bay and in Aldo's own FeetFirst and Locale locations.
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