Construction Underway for 2nd Canadian ‘Thom Browne’ Storefront in Vancouver

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Retail insider announced in January 2021 that luxury New York City-based fashion brand Thom Browne was to open its second standalone Canadian storefront this year in downtown Vancouver. Thom Browne will replace a Versace store that opened at 745 Thurlow Street in December of 2015.

During the Retail Profile: Alberni Street ‘Luxury Zone’ in Downtown Vancouver, the following construction signage for the new Thom Browne was reported:

While Retail Insider was walking about Alberni Street on July 3, 2021, interior construction could be seen from the public sidewalk during the summer heat: 

Interior construction underway at Thom Browne on Thurlow Street in Vancouver
Interior construction underway at Thom Browne on Thurlow Street in Vancouver. Photo: Lee Rivett (taken from public sidewalk).

The new Thom Browne store will span about 1,875 square feet on one level in a retail space featuring an angled facade at the base of a newly-built office tower. A Brunello Cucinelli store is located next to the future Thom Browne and retailers directly across the street include Moncler, Saint Laurent, Prada, Off-White, Rolex, and Burberry.

The Vancouver Thom Browne store will feature the brand’s collections of fashions for men and women including ready-to-wear, bags, accessories, footwear, eyewear, and fragrances. The design is expected to be similar to the Thom Browne store which opened in November at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre — that store spans about 1,430 square feet and was the first standalone Thom Browne store to open in Canada. The Yorkdale Thom Browne store showcases marble inside and out with high ceilings and a mid-century office theme to its design.

Retail Insider will continue to monitor the new Vancouver location of Thom Browne and provide updates as they unfold.

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Lee Rivett
Lee Rivett
Lee Rivett, based in Vancouver, supports the digital distribution and technical backend operations of Retail Insider. This includes providing technical support for the editors during the digital publication cycle, streamlining virtual tools for the cross-country team and a variety of other duties which keeps the publication running smoothly.

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