5 Big Retail Openings in Mississauga in 2016

With Christmas officially behind us and Boxing Week sales starting to wind down, you might still be hitting the shops and malls pretty hard (especially if you have gift cards or holiday money burning a hole in your pocket).

While there’s no doubt lots of shopping to look forward to in the coming weeks, it’s even more fun to look back on some great new stores that opened in Mississauga this year to make pre and post-holiday shopping just a little more fun.

Here’s a look at five big retail openings that excited Brampton shoppers in 2016 (in no particular order).

5) Beanwise at Heartland Town Centre

Formerly known as Cultured Coffee Bean, this coffee superstore just held its grand opening and stunned customers with its vast--and we do mean vast--selection of coffee and coffee accessories. At Beanwise, you can purchase traditional coffee beans, k-cups, loose leaf tea, syrups (they have an entire wall of incredibly exciting flavours and the prices are exceptional at roughly $9.99 for a Torani bottle), equipment (espresso machines, French presses, grinders and more) and glassware. It’s rare to see (and smell) so much coffee and coffee paraphernalia in one place and the experience is pretty one-of-a-kind.4) CEO's Boutique in Port Credit

While Mississauga has some tremendous malls that provide endless shopping options, it's always nice to see a street front store make it work. CEO’s Boutique is a new addition to the men’s fashion scene in Mississauga, offering a boutique style shopping experience in Port Credit. Earlier this year, the shop took over the Rogers store along Lakeshore. The acronym CEO stands for Creative Expression of Style and the boutique is the perfect place to shop for a man who knows style and rocks labels. The boutique setting and focus on customer service offers a refreshing style of shopping for men (and the women who are shopping for them). After-hours shopping is available by appointment, as well as home delivery if you see something you like online and can’t make it into the store.3) Holt Renfrew at Square One

Luxury loving shoppers rejoice! Holt Renfrew’s Square One location opened July 28 in the mall's brand new south expansion wing. The high-end, two-storey store boasts over 130,000 sq. ft. of space and offers shoppers such luxury brands as Gucci, Prada, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo and more. In true luxury fashion, Holts has left no stone unturned. Architects Janson Goldstein LLP have gone to all lengths to ensure the luxe retailer's interiors are just as posh as the items being sold within it. Also, the new Square One location is the fourth largest in Canada. Along with Gucci, Prada, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik (and an endless array of posh designers), Holt's introduced the first ever Tiffany & Co. concession to Mississauga. It also boasts onsite watchmakers and a nail bar and style studio.2) Forever21 Under $15 at Dixie Outlet Mall

If you’re into Forever 21, you were probably thrilled when the brand’s Forever 21 Under $15 store came to Canada and opened at Dixie Outlet Mall in Mississauga. The brand has always offered shoppers distinctly affordable (but fun, varied and fashion-forward) pieces, but the newest store is the first of its kind in Canada to offer goods that are $15 or less. The new 4,100 square foot retail space offers new pieces as well as clearance items carried over from existing Forever 21 locations. Like other Forever 21 locations, it carries men’s, women’s and kid’s apparel and accessories.1) Simons at Square One

It's probably safe to say that one of the most anticipated stores came to Square One this year. Simons, the Quebec-based retailer, offers contemporary, chic looks at affordable prices (along with some very high-end pieces that you just want to admire from afar). The Square One location also so happens to be the first Simons location in Ontario, although another one has been planned for Ottawa in 2017. The luxuriously laid-out store offers an incredible 113,000 sq. ft. of space and various sections filled with everything from men's and women's apparel to home goods. The store also boasts the charming Eve Cafe, so you have somewhere to relax if you develop shopping fatigue.

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