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Dylan's Candy Bar sets sights on Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / May 12, 2014

dylans candy bar torontoIf 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.

Discussion

6 Comments

Mrsp / May 12, 2014 at 04:05 pm
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Yeah, I can imagine the demand for giant novelty lollipops is huge.

This sounds like a bulk barn. Only with fancy packaging.
Holy Thundering Jesus / May 12, 2014 at 06:46 pm
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vomit!
Sweet / May 12, 2014 at 11:08 pm
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Sweet! I love this place after been to the New York store! It's acutally a lot of fun looking around and finding random sweets that no where else would sell. Can't wait!
pissy / May 13, 2014 at 07:51 am
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The store is actually awesome. If you like candy. A good addition to T.O.
michael / May 13, 2014 at 05:12 pm
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did we not just go through this a few years ago when Sugar Mountain opened and spawned several imitators that have all gone bankrupt ?
Simon Tarses replying to a comment from michael / May 14, 2014 at 10:03 pm
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Yep, and nobody's learned a thing since then.

I thought that with all of this focus on the 'obesity epidemic' (which is completely bogus-there isn't one, BTW) people would be steering clear of eating a lot of candy and places that sell it. What's the big deal with this place, why should we care, and why do we need it here?

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