The Bay Announces Inaugural "Get It Together" Designer Challenge



    - Canadians encouraged to vote for their favourite designer online at
    www.thebay.com -

    TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - The Bay is proud to announce its first "Get It
Together" Designer Challenge, taking place during the month of August at the
Bay, Queen Street. The Challenge will feature four local design students
decorating one of four room settings: Kitchen, Bedroom, Living/Entertainment
Room, or Study.
    The Bay contributed up to $1,500 in merchandise for the room redesigns,
which will be on display in the Queen Street store's windows until
August 23rd, 2007. Torontonians are encouraged to visit the windows and vote
for their favourite design via Hbc's website at www.thebay.com. The designer
with the most on-line votes will receive a $1,500 shopping spree at The Bay.
    "What's more fun than setting four talented young designers loose in our
Bay Queen Street store and seeing where their imaginations take them," said
Patrick Dickinson, General Manager, Marketing, Hbc. "Not only does it showcase
some amazing design talent, but the wonderful home décor and furniture
products available at the Bay."

    Hbc is Canada's largest diversified general merchandise retailer,
operating in department store (the Bay), mass merchandise (Zellers), specialty
(Home Outfitters and Designer Depot) and discount (Fields) formats. With over
580 retail locations and nearly 70,000 associates located in every province in
Canada, Hbc provides Canadians with stylish, quality merchandise at great
value, through retail banners focused on exceptional customer service. Hbc is
a Canadian retail leader in corporate social responsibility, and the fifth
annual Hbc CSR report can be found at www.hbc.com.





For further information:

For further information: Katherine Raso, Senior PR Manager, Hbc, (416)
861-6691, katherine.raso@hbc.com

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