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Zara Canada: Read This Before Shopping!

Toronto, Canada - May 16, 2020: Zara store at the Bloor-Yorkville Business Area in Toronto. Zara SA is a Spanish apparel retailer specializes in fast fashion, and products.

Zara Canada Inc was founded in 1999. The company’s line of business includes the retail sale of clothing, furnishings, and accessories for men, women, and kids which is why at least someone in your family has heard of this ubiquitous brand. 

What To Know About Zara Canada

Does Zara ship to Canada?

In 2013, Zara opened its Canadian online shop and mobile app. Both the website and the app still has the full range of men’s, women’s, and kids’ apparel at the same prices as in stores. 

Is Zara a Canadian company?

Zara is a fast-fashion retailer that was founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera. The Spanish clothing retailer based in Arteixo (A Coruña) in Galicia, Spain is called Zara SA, stylized as ZARA. 

The first store opened in Spain was initially named Zorba.

The company’s unique selling point has always been in fast fashion, and products that include clothing, accessories, shoes, swimwear, beauty, and perfumes  It is the biggest company in the Inditex group,  the world’s largest apparel retailer and as of 2017 manages up to 20 clothing collections a year.

Zara Canada changes since COVID:

DELIVERY

Shipping companies are modifying their delivery processes to guarantee safe delivery.

In-store delivery will be temporarily unavailable.  

IN-STORE PICK-UP

Some of our stores will temporarily remain closed. If you are waiting to pick up an order from a store that is closed, it will be available for pick-up when our stores re-open.

RETURNS

For online orders, the option to mail returns with CANADA POST is still available.

Since last year, many Zara stores closed for at least a few weeks, the inventory is not selling at the same pace and it is unlikely that e-commerce sales can make up the loss in revenue. 

Once the products have passed the prime time to sell, the goods are typically marked down. 

Two of the largest retailers in fast fashion, H&M and Inditex (both of which Zara is the parent company), have a majority of their stores closed down last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, H&M, serving 74 global markets, closed 3,441 stores out of 5,062 while keeping about 50 online digital markets open according to the latest press release. 

Zara reported last year that 51percent of its 7489 stores were (and may still be in 2021) temporarily closed and 156 online markets that continue to operate. 

Although online sales for Inditex grew 23 percent in 2019, the total online sales represent only 14 percent of total sales. H&M’s online sales increased by 24 percent for 2019 (as they are very popular)  but represent a small portion of the total revenue. 

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