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What's the equivilent of [shop name] in Canada?

Old Aug 14th 2009, 3:52 am
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Waterstones = Chapters
Primark = Giant Tiger
John Lewis = Sears
Tesco = Superstore
Sainsbury = Sobeys
Pound shop = Dollarama
HMV = HMV
Staples = Staples
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Old Aug 14th 2009, 3:57 am
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Hmm cheap decent undies - Joes - the clothing part of Real Canadian Superstore - but watch the sizing on the mens stuff - got OH some medium Boxers - we could all get in them - me , him, 2 kids and the dogs!!
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Old Aug 14th 2009, 3:58 am
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Ann Summers - ???????
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Default Re: What's the equivilent of [shop name] in Canada?

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Ann Summers - ???????
There's at least two Ann Summers sort of shops in the mall or take a quick drive down stoney plain road for the hard core stuff
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Old Aug 14th 2009, 4:17 am
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Not that I was a big fan, but you'd think with the distances some people have to travel and with the amount of strip-malls out here, there would be a sort of Argos type store - just a thought.
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Default Re: What's the equivilent of [shop name] in Canada?

I noticed Shopper's Drug Mart sells the Boot's No.7 and Botanics ranges.
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Old Aug 14th 2009, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by Kirstine View Post
I noticed Shopper's Drug Mart sells the Boot's No.7 and Botanics ranges.
Indeedy they do !!
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Old Aug 14th 2009, 11:19 am
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MEC = Field and Trek.
Canadian Tire = Millets/Halfords/Poundstretcher all rolled into one.
Home Depot = B&Q down to the Orange Trim and Warehouse design.
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Default Re: What's the equivilent of [shop name] in Canada?

What about Top Shop?
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Default Re: What's the equivilent of [shop name] in Canada?

Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
Not that I was a big fan, but you'd think with the distances some people have to travel and with the amount of strip-malls out here, there would be a sort of Argos type store - just a thought.
There was. Consumer's Distributing, long since gone bust. I suppose Sear's catalogue outlets offer something similar.
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Default Re: What's the equivilent of [shop name] in Canada?

I just wanted to add another couple of names into the mix. I buy most of my clothes from Monsoon, Next and Laura Ashley. Does anyone have any idea where I'd find clothes of a similar quality in Canada?
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Shame M&S folded it's Canadian operation a long time ago. If they could just do their Food Hall stuff over here it would be bliss!

I'd say the automotive side of CT is certainly equivalent to Halfords, and if you're after auto parts then Part Source and NAPA Autoparts are pretty good.

Costco = Costco, I think. Never been in UK Costco, but would presume it's somewhat similar.

B&Q and similar = Home Depot, Lowes and Rona

Woolworths = Bulk Barn.

Army & Navy = Sears

Fenwicks / Hoopers = The Bay

I agree that Ikea is the same no matter where you are, which is somewhat comforting. I do remember on a trip back to the UK going to the Lakeside Ikea and thought I was back in Toronto and when I got outside I was like "Umm, Where am I? This isn't the Queensway!"
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Default Re: What's the equivilent of [shop name] in Canada?

Originally Posted by beckybev View Post
I just wanted to add another couple of names into the mix. I buy most of my clothes from Monsoon, Next and Laura Ashley. Does anyone have any idea where I'd find clothes of a similar quality in Canada?
Laura Ashley has a presence in Canada. I thought they just sold wallpaper and curtains but I suppose clothes use much the same materials.
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Default Re: What's the equivilent of [shop name] in Canada?

Originally Posted by beckybev View Post
I just wanted to add another couple of names into the mix. I buy most of my clothes from Monsoon, Next and Laura Ashley. Does anyone have any idea where I'd find clothes of a similar quality in Canada?
Stock up before you leave and always take an empty suitcase when you go back to the UK for visits. There's loads of other stuff you'll miss...clothes are just one of them.
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You've just confirmed my suspicion. I was hoping that there was some gem of a shop hidden away. I'd better get shopping then. Is there nothing online?
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