Manager April Grant and Tracey Fiddler are welcoming customers to their new store

Manager April Grant and Tracey Fiddler are welcoming customers to their new store

Retailer opens first B.C. store in Cranbrook

Eclipse women's fashion store opens in Tamarack Centre

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This week, Eclipse Stores Inc. will officially open its newest store in Cranbrook, making it the first Eclipse location in the province of British Columbia.

Located in the largest Regional Shopping Centre for the East Kootenay, Eclipse’s Cranbrook location is the first of four new stores to open this spring as part of the company’s retail expansion program.

In the coming months, Eclipse Stores Inc. will also open its doors in Nelson, Vernon and Lloydminster, Alberta.

The newest store is located in Cranbrook’s Tamarack Centre.

The spacious 2,200 sq. ft. store has been renovated to align with the company’s national branding strategy, and will offer a mix of active, casual, dressy and wear-to-work styles for women.

Eclipse Stores Inc. has been supplying a steady stream of fashion to Canadian women for 40 years, and carries Eclipse and Tattoo brand merchandise in sizes 0-15/XS-XXL, as well as popular brand name denim collections, including YMI, Hydraulic and WallFlower.

“We’re thrilled about our expansion into the beautiful province of British Columbia,” said Candice Dupuis, Eclipse Stores Inc. spokeswoman. “As we continue to expand across Canada, we find that Canadians – no matter the coast – are very supportive of our growth as a Canadian retailer.

“We are excited about our choice of the city of Cranbrook for our first B.C. store, and look forward to growing our relationship with the community.”

To celebrate the opening of the new store, the Cranbrook Eclipse will host a Grand Opening event featuring a store-wide 20 per cent off sale.

This event will take place from March 27 to 30, 2014.

With the opening of the Cranbrook location, there are now 69 Eclipse locations across Canada.

The first store was opened in 1974 in Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Over 40 years, Eclipse Stores Inc. has grown to be a national retailer, now employing over 500 people across nine provinces.

In addition to the growing list of retail stores, Eclipse Stores Inc. ships anywhere in Canada through online shopping at eclipsestores.com.