After months of online-only shopping or curbside pickup, retailers across Canada are slowly reopening as coronavirus closures lift.
Shopper Serge Benoualid told Global News he was happy to wait outside a Montreal Hudson’s Bay department store to buy new summer clothes.
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“I’m not a big shopper online,” he said.
In B.C., retail stores were able to reopen as of mid-May under enhanced protocols, and malls could reopen in Alberta as of May 14. Ontario allowed retail stores located outside of indoor shopping malls to reopen as of May 19.
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But just because you can now shop in-person for clothing doesn’t mean it’s the same experience. In fact, many stores may not let you try on garments due to concerns around COVID-19 transmission.
Closed or limited fitting rooms
Fitting rooms are currently closed at Hudson’s Bay stores, a spokesperson for the company told Global News.