Dylan's Candy Bar sets sights on Toronto
If Dylan's Candy Bar has its way, Torontonians will soon be like kids in, uh, a candy shop. The chain of boutique candy stores, founded by Dylan Lauren (daughter of Ralph), is expanding north of the border, with its sights set on Toronto for its first permanent Canadian store.
Dylan's is looking for locations in the 5,000 to 15,000-square-foot range, Retail Insider reports, although it's not yet known where in town the company is hoping to set up shop. The Toronto store would be in good company: existing Dylan's locations include New York, Miami, Los Angeles and East Hampton, N.Y.
What began in New York as a popular sweet shop, bursting with all manner of candy, chocolates, and giant novelty lollipops, has branched out into a lifestyle brand. Concept shops have popped up inside Neiman Marcus department stores and launched a partnership with Vancouver's Holt Renfrew location - no surprise, given Lauren's high-fashion background. The company partnered with tween accessory mecca Claire's for their expansion, so expect to see sugar-flavoured cosmetics, candy-dot armbands and Swedish Fish travel tumblers alongside bins of Jelly Bellys. (Also, marshmallow guns.)
Photo via Dylan's Candy Bar on Facebook.