J. Crew slated to open debut Canada store in August

Toronto -- J. Crew announced Friday it will open its first Canadian store in August at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre, located in Toronto.

The approximately 5000-sq.-ft. store, which will offer women’s-only clothing and accessories, marks J. Crew’s international debut, joining recent market entries by retailers such as Target and Big Lots in leveraging Canada’s relatively strong economy.

J. Crew was taken private in early March in a $3 billion acquisition by a group of investors including private-equity firms TPG Capital -- a former owner of J. Crew -- and Leonard Green & Partners LP.

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