Spanish clothing brand Massimo Dutti, sister brand to Zara and owned by Inditex and specializing in cashmere and wool fashions, exited CF Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver earlier in the spring 2022. At least part of the space is already leased.
Massimo Dutti vacated its prominent 7,371 square foot location between Ted Baker London and Abercrombie & Fitch on the lower level of the mall. The retail space had two separate entrances to the shopping centre and had the square footage of two typical retailers at CF Pacific Centre.
Part of the location is currently under construction to become the new location for COACH which is currently down the corridor from the former Massimo Dutti space.
Massimo Dutti’s parent company, Inditex, is headquartered in Spain and has other clothing brands including Zara.
In 1991, Inditex company acquired a 65 per cent share of Massimo Dutti when the brand was focused on menswear. Womenswear was added in 1995 when Inditex purchased the remaining 35 per cent share of Massimo Dutti.
Massimo Dutti’s first Canadian store opened in August of 2012, measuring 4,800 square feet at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre. It subsequently opened two more Toronto stores: at Yorkdale Shopping Centre and First Canadian Place. Inditex announced opening more Massimo Dutti stores across Canada in 2014, despite mediocre sales in its first three locations.
Retail Insider reported on the closing of the Massimo Dutti store at CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa in June 2021. The store locator page on Massimo Dutti Canada’s website reports five Massimo Dutti locations as of May 2022:
- Yorkdale Centre (Toronto, Ontario)
- First Canadian Place (Toronto, Ontario)
- CF Toronto Eaton Centre (Toronto, Ontario)
- CF Carrefour Laval (Laval, Quebec)
- Rockland (Mount Royal, Quebec)