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Shoes.com opens its first store in Toronto

Online retailer Shoes.com (or ShoeMe.ca to us Canadians) is getting ready to open its first ever bricks-and-mortar store in Toronto next week.

This real life shop, located in the old Crocs store at 356 Queen Street West, will run as a pop-up for the next few months. And, it'll showcase a new collection approximately every six weeks. For now, the small outpost is centred around the theme "Shoes for your neck of the woods."

Outfitted with forest-inspired wallpaper, the storefront holds a selection of winter and over-the-knee boots, fringed ankle booties as well as items from Shoes.com spring/summer line. There's also stock from Shoes.com private label brands PIKA, Hardy Design Works and Richer Poorer socks on display

You can try anything on in-store, which is a blessing for risk-averse online shoppers. If you don't want to wander around Queen West with a bulky parcel, you have the option of getting your shoes delivered right to your door within two hours (or the next day).

Shoes.com got possession of its storefront on Friday. As it runs its pop-up, the Vancouver-based company is working to expand its offerings and will open up a full retail store, including some sort of coffee concept, in March.


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