mymark makes it Canadian Debut!
A few weeks ago, I was invited to the grand opening of the new mymark store – billed as Canada’s newest value retail destination. Intrigued by their new slogan “Smart Style, Savvy Savings”, I eagerly arrived ready to investigate the newest addition to the bargain retail landscape in Kitchener.
mymark describes itself as ‘Canada’s fun and vibrant shopping destination for the very latest in on-trend fashions and contemporary home décor and I would totally agree. What I didn’t realize until I arrived that this store is in fact part of the a Canada-wide dramatic re-branding of the old Bargain Shop chain which sees cities now calling it mymark and stores in rural areas being called Red Apple. The Kitchener store was one of six mymark stores set to launch across Canada by the end of November.
Mymark is located in the Forest Glen Plaza in Kitchener’s south end where the Bargain Shop used to operate. This is a dramatically new and improved version of the Bargain Shop which has gotten rid of all their food and consumable products and replaced them with private-label fashions and merchandise. I see the new store as a convenient, local discount destination and I love their new focus with on-trend clothing, footwear, housewares, seasonal items, toys, cosmetics and more!
The fresh new store has a Target, Giant Tiger, Wal Mart-esqe feel to it, but with a nice comfortable size, mymark delivers this in a much cleaner, less-crowded and cozy way. And I love that it’s Canadian owned.
I loved my shopping experience as I found the store sleek and bright with a modern design. The aisles were spacious, the displays were simple and the store was easy to manoeuver. Staff was friendly and helpful and there was lots of highly visible signage pointing out the specific areas of the store so I could find what I needed. The merchandise was attractively displayed and many treasures caught my eye. And YES, the prices were fantastic making my wallet happy too!
Across all departments, the prices were amazingly low and I truly felt like I was getting the Big Box bargains without the overwhelming big box experience. Inside the store you can find the hottest trends in footwear, womens fashion (including a plus section), children’s home décor, seasonal, toys, electronics, cosmetics and more. I was drawn to the great selection of winter footwear for the entire family, seasonal decor, and a very stylish children’s clothing department filled with the latest trends as super low prices.
As for myself, I treated myself to super hot pair of leather boots with wool lining for only $40! I also picked up some stylish and trendy black jeggings for two daughters which they LOVED, a stylish new hat for myself. I also found some adorable Christmas jingle bell jewelery and in the cosmetic department I picked up a new lip gloss for only $2.50 which is fantastic.
Some of the areas that jumped out at me were:
Children’s Clothing: They had a great selection of cute and trendy clothing for both boys and girls including tops, leggings, jeans, tights and more. The infant and toddler section also had a wide selection of adorable items and be sure to check out their exclusive line of Sesame Street licensed clothing.
Foot wear – big selection of the hottest styles in quality, ladies fashion boots at prices you can actually afford, kids winter boots, all sizes of runners, mens shoes and boots, slippers etc.
Home Décor – hot throws, pillows, décor items all in themes for a quick and inexpensive update to your home
Toys – lots of the latest trends including One Direction and Brave dolls, Cars electronic toys and more.
Candyworks – sky-high candy towers greet you as you enter the store in this showstopping candy section.
Super Savers – located near the front of the store, a big selection of inexpensive fun and practical items perfect for for a few dollars or less. Great spot for birthday party loot bags, treats for the kids, stocking stuffers and more!
This Bargain Hunting Momma’s gives mymark a big Thumbs Up for a fabulous shopping experience and great merchandise at value pricing. If you haven’t been, I urge you to check out this new store to see and save for yourself.
Head over to Facebook & Get Your $10 OFF Coupon NOW!
Head on over to the mymark Facebook page right now and LIKE it — there you will find a fabulous coupon good until December 9th for $10 OFF your entire purchse of $50 of more. Just in time for Christmas!
The Forest Glen Plaza is fast-becoming a go-to destination for KW bargain lovers as it already offers the No Frills grocery store, this new mymark store and opening soon, the long-awaited KW début of Once Upon a Child with it’s gently used children’s clothing, toys and more!