An 84-year-old Quebec-based retailer of baby and children’s clothing is opening its first store in Ottawa at the Bayshore Shopping Centre.
The Boutiques Clément Quebec brand sells clothing, shoes, accessories and furniture for babies and kids. According to the retailer, the Bayshore location will be the largest such store in Ontario.
“We are particularly thrilled to proceed with the grand opening of the largest baby and kids store in the heart of Ottawa,” said Jean-Philippe Clément, administrator at Les Boutiques Clément, in a news release. “This new outlet will allow us to serve even more efficiently our customers, who are always on the lookout for the latest trends and quality products. This store opening constitutes one more step in our company’s development strategy.”
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The 19,000-square-foot store will be located on level one in the mall and will take over the space previously occupied by Sport Chek.
“The new Clément store in Ottawa will offer more than 10,000 products, from clothing 0-20 years old, to baby equipment, breastfeeding products, maternity clothes and a vast selection of shoes, all to meet the needs of families in the Ottawa and Gatineau region,” said Clément, who is part of a fourth-generation leadership team for the family-owned company.
Clément has been in business since 1939. It currently has 30 stores, including two in Gatineau, an online store that delivers in Canada, and 500 employees.