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Press release from CNW Group

Hudson's Bay Says "Yes" to Kleinfeld

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hudson's Bay Says "Yes" to Kleinfeld07:30 EDT Tuesday, March 26, 2013Hudson's Bay Brings World-Famous Kleinfeld Bridal to Canada for the First Time Ever at its Toronto Queen Street LocationTORONTO, March 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The wait is over for fashion-loving Canadian brides-to-be. Hudson's Bay is launching the Canadian flagship of renowned bridal retailer, Kleinfeld Bridal, in its Toronto Queen Street location. For the first time ever, blushing brides do not have to cross the border to "Say Yes" to the Kleinfeld experience.  With exclusive rights to the brand in Canada, Hudson's Bay will open a 20,000-square foot Kleinfeld flagship in early 2014.  Brides will now have access to expert bridal consultants and the same scope and breadth of designer gowns available at the New York Store.Hudson's Bay is already number one in Canadian bridal registry, and the new Toronto Kleinfeld Bridal flagship adds to this position, offering Canadian brides an unmatched addition to its current line of gifts, home and lifestyle products -- perfect for any bride-to-be."This is a thrilling day for our team at Kleinfeld," says Ronald Rothstein, Co-Owner of Kleinfeld Bridal. "We are the largest luxury bridal retailer in the world and look forward to bringing the finest selection of exclusive designer wedding gowns to Hudson's Bay.""We are so happy to bring the leader in bridal fashion, Kleinfeld Bridal, to Hudson's Bay, and to Canada," says Bonnie Brooks, President, Hudson's Bay Company. "Bringing Kleinfeld to Canada further supports our overall product differentiation strategy for Hudson's Bay, which is to deliver new, relevant and exclusive brands and concepts to the marketplace. This incredible partnership will further our position as Canada's headquarters and leading destination for gift registry, and now for designer bridal wear. Hudson's Bay is proud to provide what will be the only full-service bridal destination, offering brides and their wedding parties a full selection of fashion, jewelry, gifts and more."About HBCThe Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), founded in 1670, is North America's longest continually operated company.  In Canada, HBC operates Hudson's Bay, Canada's largest department store with 90 locations, unsurpassed in its fashion, beauty, home and accessory designers and brands, as well as thebay.com. HBC also operates Home Outfitters, Canada's largest home specialty superstore with 69 locations across the country. In the United States, HBC operates Lord & Taylor, a department store with 48 full-line store locations throughout the northeastern United States and in two major cities in the Midwest, and lordandtaylor.com.  With approximately 29,000 Associates in Canada and the U.S., Hudson's Bay Company banners provide stylish, quality merchandise at great value, with a dedicated focus on service excellence.  The Hudson's Bay Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "HBC".About Kleinfeld BridalFounded in 1941, Kleinfeld is the largest luxury bridal retailer in the world, carrying an unparalleled selection of American and European designer gowns.  The 35,000 square-foot flagship salon is located in the heart of Chelsea, New York City and is host to TLC's hit show, Say Yes to the Dress.  Kleinfeld, the leader in bridal fashion, is owned by Ronald Rothstein, Mara Urshel and Wayne Rogers of M*A*S*H fame.Image with caption: "Hudson's Bay brings world-famous designer bridal retailer, Kleinfeld, to Canada; slated to open in early 2014 at the Toronto Queen Street location. (CNW Group/Hudson's Bay Company)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130326_C7927_PHOTO_EN_24763.jpgSOURCE: Hudson's Bay CompanyFor further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Kelly Baita Strategic Objectives 416-366-7735 x224 kbaita@strategicobjectives.com Tonisha Bath Strategic Objectives 416-366-7736 x274 tbath@strategicobjectives.com Or Jennette Kruszka Kleinfeld Bridal O: 646-633-4323 C: 347-248-0535 jkruszka@kleinfeldbridal.com