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post #31 of 40
Will the Royal Bank location have the friends and family sale starting May 9th?
post #32 of 40
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Does anyone know if the store at Bayview Village open for business yet?

It will start from May 15th
post #33 of 40

Have not been to the Royal Bank Plaza BB, its a little out of my way. Wondering what kind of selection they have re: shoes? 

 

thanks!

post #34 of 40
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This store is open now. It's a pretty neat store but only two change rooms. It's exactly what I figured, mostly the trendy slim fitting stuff, lots of bow ties, vests, shorts, etc. I guess they think they can turn U of T students into stereotypical east cost prep school kids. One can only hope, but I doubt it.
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This store is open now. It's a pretty neat store but only two change rooms. It's exactly what I figured, mostly the trendy slim fitting stuff, lots of bow ties, vests, shorts, etc. I guess they think they can turn U of T students into stereotypical east cost prep school kids. One can only hope, but I doubt it.

 

Just curious, you're talking about the Bloor St. location not Bayview Village right? If so I'm gonna make a special trip this weekend to check it out. 

 

I was recently in the Bayview Village location which is only a tiny fraction of the size of the Bay St one. Wasn't impressed with the prices or selection, so I ended up ordering from their website during last week's corporate sale. Even with shipping, HST, brokerage fee, and duties I think I will be out ahead. 

post #36 of 40
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Yes, I mean the St. George store. It's very small, too. And I imagine the prices are no better.
post #37 of 40

Good to know. Thanks!

post #38 of 40
My wife was buying present for me in Bayview Village store and she complains about the service, nobody helped her.
post #39 of 40
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Have not been to the Royal Bank Plaza BB, its a little out of my way. Wondering what kind of selection they have re: shoes?

They have everything. Or at least dozens of different models on display. And very helpful. I debated getting a pair of shoes during the recent sale—they didn't have my size in stock and I had to rush to make an appointment, but I eventually ordered a pair of Strands at 11:55pm off the web. I suppose if they don't fit I'll try and exchange in person, as I've heard you're allowed to do that. The Canadian markups were a little more than I'd have guessed for a made in America item per NAFTA ($350 up to $400). The made in England Peals were $600 up to a little under $700, so I imagine the 18% duty was less on account of them having first landed / been assessed in the US. You probably end up ahead if you order online, assuming $25 shipping, but with the CBSA one never knows.

As for Bayview, I had been there earlier that day, to check it out and re the shoes. They were clearly still getting their act together. After about 10 minutes I caught someone's eye and asked to see some brogues. After explaining the term, I pointed to the Strands, E width. I got the shoes, they didn't fit, and when I was putting them back in the box realized they were the Fifth Avenue in a D. The guy had disappeared by that point. Hence swinging by downtown. If you're not working in the PATH it may not be as convenient, especially the weekend opening hours, but it's the flagship.
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They have everything. Or at least dozens of different models on display. And very helpful. I debated getting a pair of shoes during the recent sale—they didn't have my size in stock and I had to rush to make an appointment, but I eventually ordered a pair of Strands at 11:55pm off the web. I suppose if they don't fit I'll try and exchange in person, as I've heard you're allowed to do that. The Canadian markups were a little more than I'd have guessed for a made in America item per NAFTA ($350 up to $400). The made in England Peals were $600 up to a little under $700, so I imagine the 18% duty was less on account of them having first landed / been assessed in the US. You probably end up ahead if you order online, assuming $25 shipping, but with the CBSA one never knows.

 

Late last week they were quite helpful at Bayview Village and let me exchange some chinos I had bought online during the corporate sale. No hassles with any sort of price difference and very helpful manager. 

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