Hudson’s Bay announced today it will open three additional ‘shop-in-shop’ Space NK on locations, as part of its strategy that will scale the presence of the premier British beauty brand in Canada. The shops allow customers to discover a bespoke curation of prestige and indie beauty brands spanning haircare, makeup, skincare, bath, body, and fragrance, with the full-range collection also available on TheBay.com.
Calgary’s Market Mall, Quebec’s CF Carrefour Laval, and the Queen St flagship in Toronto are the latest installments, doubling Space NKs footprint at Hudson’s Bay since the retailer’s launch in Canada in August 2021.
“Space NK at the Bay is an unmatched experience—customers will discover the most sought-after brands, many of which are new to Canada, complemented by our incredible and expansive beauty assortment,” says Laura Janney, Chief Merchant at The Bay. “With our commitment to discovery, Space NK at The Bay inspires and delivers an innovative journey for our customers.”
“We are delighted to expand our partnership with Hudson Bay, to bring our beauty category expertise to their customers across Canada in an iconic department store location, allowing them to shop luxury beauty when, where and how they choose. We look forward to working with Hudson Bay as our partnership continues to develop into 2023,” says Noah Rosenblatt, President of Space NK North America.
The Bay plans to launch Space NK in additional stores leading into 2023 – with new and exciting brands added to the assortment both in-store and on TheBay.com. The current assortment features 18 premium brands, including Chantecaille, Boy Smells, Tata Harper, Sunday Riley, Dr. Dennis Gross, R+Co, Kevyn Aucoin and most recently Malin + Goetz. Space NK can be found in 6 Hudson’s Bay locations, with a further 25 haircare towers in additional doors.
I have over 10 years of experience in the retail industry including expertise in marketing, operations, merchandising, buying, shopping and technology. I am a former senior managing director of The School of Retailing, University of Alberta. My education includes a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The University of Alberta in Marketing, Certificate in Real Estate and a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Buying from LasSalle College, a Canadian private school founded in 1959 by fashion designer Jean-Paul Morin.