Online shopping malls have been around for quite some time now. You can find any number of things and any number of malls. Most larger online shopping malls have a large number of categories to shop, from computers to clothing, fragrances to sporting goods, travel supplies to health and beauty, home and garden to pet supplies. If you can think it, they probably got it.
The one big advantage of shopping online is that you don’t even have to leave your house. If you want a specialty item, just power up your computer, go to a major search engine, key in the item and be amazed at all the places you can buy the item, learn about the item or even evaluate the item. With all these choices, how do you literally choose where to get the item? If you are interested in just one item, it may not be that big of a deal to select from the first page. However, let’s say you are doing your holiday shopping or you need to buy a variety of items. One choice may be to enter each item one at a time, research them individually and go through the motions for each item. It may be a very time consuming venture.
An alternative to all this may be is just going to an online mall to see what they have . There are several to choose from so how do you select one. Well, perhaps, you may want to choose one that offers the most amounts of items at the best prices. So where do you find those?
Hudson’s Bay is a chain of 90 department stores that operate in Canada and the Netherlands. It is the main brand of the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), North America’s oldest company. It has its headquarters in the Simpson Tower in Toronto. In French, the chain is known as la Baie d’Hudson (formerly la Baie), short for “Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson”. The chain uses both the English and French versions of the name in some parts of Canada.
The stores are full-line department stores, with a focus on high-end fashion apparel, accessories, and home goods. Flagship downtown stores are located in Canada’s largest cities, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton, and Winnipeg, often being multi-storey, historic buildings. They carry a bigger range and selection of goods than regular Hudson’s Bay stores. The largest of the flagship stores is the Toronto store on Queen Street, at about 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2). Toronto has another smaller store along the Mink Mile at Bloor Street East and Yonge Street in the Hudson’s Bay Centre.
Hudson’s Bay describes itself as Canada’s iconic department store and is perhaps comparable to Nordstrom or Macy’s in the U.S. It is the main brand of Hudson’s Bay Company which is North America’s oldest company. Their online store thebay.com attracts between 2 and 3 million visitors each month.