Looking for adorable items in Burnaby?
Metropolis at Metrotown has a new store for that with the July 1 opening of Cocomolo Marche, which also operates a store in Aberdeen Centre in Richmond.
The store sells items reminiscent of Ardene, which also operates in Metropolis. Lots of hair accessories and sunglasses and other potential gift items.
The store opening comes as Japanese casual wear giant Uniqlo puts up signage saying it’s moving into the space left vacant by Microsoft – part of a trend of new store openings.
It’s another dose of good news for the mall and follows Spanish fashion giant Zara opening its doors with a renovated space.
It’s more good news just weeks after the Disney store was closed down at Metropolis atforever, as well as its stores in Vancouver (Pacific Centre) and Surrey ( ) shopping malls after decades of retail business. The company announced earlier this year that was it was reducing the number of brick-and-mortar stores across North America to shift to e-commerce sales.
Metropolis has seen a string of store closures, including Pink, Microsoft, Frank and Oak, Godiva chocolates, Rocky Mountain Soap Company, David’s Tea and, recently, Little Mountain clothing. Boys’ Co. also announced recently that it will be closing its Metropolis store.
And one of the city’s oldest businesses, J&M Coin and Jewellery, which had been at Metropolis atfor 35 years, opening up in 1986, also shut down.
But some of those spaces are starting to be filled by such retailers as Bikini Village,, Hugo Boss and more.
Fashion retailer Forever 21 also returned toafter the company’s collapse in 2019.
The company has opened a new store at Metropolis at, nearly two years after closing in the same mall amid a company-wide bankruptcy.