Upscale French menswear retailer Loding opens its first North American store today in Toronto’s Yorkville area. It features men’s shoes, shirts, ties, belts and other accessories, as well as shoe care. It replaces an art gallery in a 1,100 square foot space located at 133 Avenue Road (just south of Davenport Road) in an area surrounded by luxury residences.
The store is unique in how it prices its products: the company doesn’t participate in promotions or sales/discounts, so prices in the store will be the same year-round. The company also practices the idea of ‘one price by typer of article’. For example, in Canada all men’s dress shoes cost $315 while all shirts are $95 and socks are $20. The full price list for the store is provided below.
According to Loding’s website: “Our original concept is based on giving our customers the highest quality at the most competitive price.” It was founded in 1998 in Paris and has grown to over 70 stores worldwide.
Loding Contact information: 133 Avenue Road, Toronto: 416-962-0133
Hours: M-W 10-6, Th 10-7, F-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-6
Source: bAuHaUs, Urban Toronto