The following is a list of 30 luxury retailers which are either new to Canada, or expanding their operations nationally. Some are confirmed, while others are more speculative. It’s sponsored by Vancouver-based Peregrine, which custom designs and fabricates retail, display, furniture and architectural features for some of the country’s top retailers.
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|STORE NAME||LOCATIONS TO OPEN IN CANADA||NEW OR EXPANDING||ESTIMATED # LOCATIONS POST-EXPANSION|
|Agent Provocateur||Toronto (free-standing)||Expanding||At least 1, plus multiple concessions at Holt Renfrew|
|Brunello Cucinelli||Toronto (Yorkville)||New||1 or more – we’re awaiting further details|
|Bulgari||Toronto (inner core), Vancouver||Expanding||3+, including 1st at Toronto’s Yorkdale|
|Burberry||Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver||Expanding||6-7 freestanding, 10 concessions|
|Cartier||Vancouver (replacement location(s))||Expanding||3-5+|
|Chanel||Vancouver, suburban Toronto?||Expanding||7+|
|Christian Dior||Vancouver, Toronto (Bloor St)||New||2 freestanding flagships, 5-6 concessions|
|David Yurman||Toronto (inner core), Vancouver||Expanding||3+ including 1st at Toronto’s Yorkdale|
|De Beers||Toronto (Yorkville)||Expanding||2 (including Vancouver) + concession at Holts Yorkdale|
|Fendi Casa||Toronto||New||At least 1 is confirmed – article to follow|
|Jimmy Choo||Toronto (inner core), Vancouver||Expanding||3+ including 1st at Toronto’s Yorkdale|
|John Varvatos||Vancouver||Expanding||2+ including 1st at Toronto’s Yorkdale|
|Ladurée||Toronto (speculated)||New||1+ anticipated|
|Max Mara||Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal||Expanding||6 (estimated)|
|Miu Miu||TBA||Expanding||5+ concessions anticipated|
|Moncler||Vancouver, possibly 2nd Toronto store||Expanding||2-3+, including 1st at Toronto’s Yorkdale|
|Mulberry||Vancouver||Expanding||3+ (including 2 Toronto stores)|
|Prada||Vancouver, others TBA||Expanding||2+ freestanding + multiple concessions.|
|Pomellato||Vancouver (Pacific Centre)||New||At least one is confirmed – article to follow|
|Porsche Design||Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal & possibly Edmonton||Expanding||As many as 8|
|Salvatore Ferragamo||Toronto (Yorkville), others TBA||Expanding||3+ freestanding|
|Sandro/Maje||TBA||New||3+ freestanding + concessions at Hudson’s Bay|
|Strellson||Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver||Expanding||4+|
|Versace||Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver||Expanding||4-5|
Some big names coming to local markets here. Happy for Vancouver especially.
We expect Calgary and Edmonton will also see a few of these, but we don’t have specific enough details to include them, yet.
Any news on expansions for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Bottega Veneta?
We can confirm Gucci’s expansion plans for Canada will include an updated Vancouver location, as well as multiple new concessions and possibly a Calgary location. As for Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta, we’re awaiting details and it’s safe to say that that they’ll eventually launch in Canada, likely in Toronto and possibly in Vancouver.
Whatever happened to that Toronto Dior article…
We’ve had to hold off – as far as we’re aware, Dior hasn’t signed a lease on Bloor Street. A source confirms Dior was talking with 85 Bloor St. W.’s landlord, though nothing has come of that as far as we know.
We suspect Dior will land on Bloor, and we’ll report when we learn more.
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