Jimmy Choo Opens 1st Canadian Store

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Canada’s first free-standing Jimmy Choo  store is now open at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The store carries both men’s and women’s footwear and accessories. Interestingly, a Jimmy Choo shop-in-store is also located steps away, within the mall’s Holt Renfrew store. More Canadian Jimmy Choo locations are expected to follow, including a rumoured Downtown Vancouver location. 

Yorkdale’s 2,250 square foot Jimmy Choo is next to Tiffany & Co., in part of the retail space formerly occupied by Mexx. It is located in Yorkdale’s impressive new ‘luxury wing’, which houses retailers including Cartier, Mulberry, Burberry, Ferragamo, Versace and, soon, Bulgari, Moncler, Montblanc and Kate Spade

To celebrate Jimmy Choo’s First Toronto store, a special edition handbag was created, featuring a Toronto subway map. It retails for $1,095 and of the 20 created, most have already sold. 

Limited edition Jimmy Choo handbag, featuring TTC subway map. $1,095.

In December of 2013, a Jimmy Choo shop-in-store opened within Yorkdale’s Holt Renfrew. As can be seen from the floorplan in this article, the new free-standing Jimmy Choo is mere steps away from Holt’s. 

London-based Jimmy Choo is one of the world’s most well-known footwear and accessories brands. In Canada, it’s carried at selected Holt Renfrew stores. Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue stores will also likely carry Jimmy Choo when they open their Canadian locations. There are 26 Jimmy Choo stores in the United States, including three concessions within Bloomingdale’s stores.  

Yorkdale’s Jimmy Choo was designed and executed by Toronto-based dkstudio inc., which has designed some of Canada’s most prestigious stores including several Louis Vuitton locations, Prada at Yorkdale’s Holt Renfrew, and De Beers in Vancouver. It also designed Canada’s first Vince Camuto store, also located at Yorkdale. 

A source familiar with the company informs us that Jimmy Choo will likely open at least two more Canadian stores. A Downtown Vancouver store is foreseeable as well as another Toronto location, either in the Yorkville area or at the Toronto Eaton Centre

Article Author

Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider and President/CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton, and consultant to the Retail Council of Canada. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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