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Fossil opens ‘Makers’ concept store at Metropolis at Metrotown

February 28, 2020

Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, B.C. today welcomed its latest marquee tenant, Fossil, purveyor of timepieces, smartwatches, jewellery, bags and accessories.      
The 1,100 sq. ft. retail space is located on Level 1 of the three-story shopping centre, which is home to more than 400 stores and restaurants, as well as a movie theatre.    
Fossil’s exciting new store—its first in Canada in several years—embodies the company’s innovative Makers concept. Introduced in 2017, it’s designed to celebrate the unique craftsmanship and services on which the brand has built its reputation. The goal is to create meaningful experiences for shoppers that go beyond simple transactions.    
The bright modular space highlight Fossil’s unique services, including building your own watch, engraving and embossing stations, as well as a mix-and-match strap bar. The Custom Shop and Service Station features engraving/embossing icons and the Service Centre is open for appointments and walk-in customers, offering, among other things, specialty support for the company’s popular and evolving array of smartwatches.    
Founded in Texas in 1984, Fossil built a strong following for its vintage-modern styling. While steeped in tradition and craftsmanship, it is also alive with innovation, consistently generating rave reviews for its stylish, smartwatches that offer the latest technology paired with classic and fashion-forward designs.     
Today, the public company has more than 450 stand-alone stores around the globe, including about 30 in Canada, and its collections are sold via numerous quality retailers and department stores.   
Think Retail is delighted to work with this forward-thinking company and celebrate its Metropolis at Metrotown opening—for more information, visit www.fossil.com or contact the Think Retail team.