COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on malls across the country, including Metropolis at Metrotown.
Burnaby’s biggest mall lost a whole bunch of retailers, from Microsoft to Davids Tea. But things seem to be turning up as many of these spaces are being filled up again.
And one area that is definitely representing is the beauty industry with three new shops opening up or getting ready to open up.
Meeku Beauty has opened a story with its wide array of products to take care of your skin.
“Check out our new store at Metrotown! We have over 30 new products and a build your own scrub station! It is located between Laura and the Gap on the 3rd floor,” reads a post by the company.
Also opening up is the Premier Brow Bar, which is dedicated to ensuring your brows are on point.
This goes along with the future opening of Brava salon near the Shoppers Drug Mart store. Brava has signs up saying they are hiring right now. These go along with Ecotique Spa and Salon, Lush and Aura Sets, to name a few.
As we've seen, even COVID-19 won't stop people from taking care of their skin, brows, hair and more.
Other retailers are also making a return, including Forever 21, which used to be in Metropolis before the parent company filed for bankruptcy.
Forever 21 has set up shop in Metropolis once again with a sign being installed recently.
Global fashion giant Hugo Boss is also setting up shop at Metropolis at Metrotown.
Many local stores, such as the Bay, carry Hugo Boss products, but this is the city’s first brick-and-mortar store for the giant.
Hugo Boss, which was created way back in 1924 in Germany, is known for its men’s fashions, but it also sells womenswear and fragrances. High-profile stars like Chris Hemsworth model for the brand.
Adding a big brand like Hugo Boss is good news for Metropolis after COVID-19 financial impacts resulted in the permanent closures of several fashion stores in the mall, including Frank & Oak, Pink and more.
Hugo Boss had a bad 2020 like most retail businesses, but is banking on an economic recovery as the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out.