Peek-a-boo! Target, the American retailer set to open its doors in Canada next year, will open a temporary store in Toronto on Feb. 23, according to a report in the Financial Post. But you might miss it if you blink: the store, featuring a limited collection of items by Jason Wu, will be open for just six hours and shoppers will only be allowed to buy three items apiece.
It is the first time Canadians will see the red and white Target logo on this side of the border. Last year, Target bought Zellers’ 220 leases from Hudson’s Bay Co for $1.8 billion. Starting March 2013, between 100 and 150 Zellers stores will become fully renovated and re-branded Target locations across Canada. Meanwhile, Target fans will have to continue crossing the border for deals—or scout the location of the next “pop-up” Target store.
Friday, February 17, 2012