Sunglass Hut to Relocate Storefront at CF Pacific Centre in Downtown Vancouver

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International retailer Sunglass Hut, owned by Italian-based Luxottica Group, will be relocating within CF Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver.

The retailer is currently in a 463 square foot location on the lower level between Vancouver-based Blue Ruby jewelers and Canadian retailer Club Monaco.

The new and more prominent location is currently under construction on the upper level and will span 1,139 square feet. The boutique will be next to the rumored new Apple Store under construction and the existing streetwear retailer PLUS.

Nearby Sunglass Hut’s new location is US-based electric car brand Lucid Motors which opened in 2021, an upscale jeweller APM Monaco location which opened in 2021, and women’s fashion retailer Artizia.

Sunglass Hut Relocation Map at CF Pacific Centre. Map: Cadillac Fairview with notations by Retail Insider.
Current Sunglass Hut on the Lower Level at CF Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver (May 2022). Photo: Lee Rivett.

Sunglass Hut was founded in 1971 by optometrist Sanford L. Ziff in Miami, Florida and continued to grow until 1986 when investment firm Kidd, Kamm & Co. purchased a 75% stake in the company and the remaining stake in 1991.

In the mid-90s, the company went onto the New York stock exchange and expanded into selling watches under the retail banners of Watch Station, Watch World, and as combined Sunglass Hut-Watch Station stores.

In February 2001, the Luxottica Group acquired Sunglass Hut and associated watch retail chains.

Sunglass Hut Locations in the Greater Vancouver Area. Photo: Sunglass Hut Store Locator Map

Sunglass Hut has boutiques in Hudson’s Bay and Cabela’s retail locations and operates ten standalone retail locations in the greater Vancouver area at:

  • CF Pacific Centre
  • Robson Street (Downtown Vancouver)
  • Park Royal Shopping Centre (West Vancouver)
  • McArthur Glen Designer Outlet (Richmond)
  • Metropolis at Metrotown (Burnaby)
  • CF Richmond Centre
  • Coquitlam Centre
  • Tsawwassen Mills
  • Willowbrook Shopping Centre (Langley)
  • Seven Oaks Mall (Abbotsford)

Article Author

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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