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Kate Spade to Open 3 Canadian Locations

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Popular American fashion brand Kate Spade will open three more Canadian locations this year. One will be at Ottawa’s Rideau Centre, one at Toronto Eaton Centre, and a third at Vancouver’s Pacific Centre. This will grow Spade’s Canadian store count from four to seven, as well as two outlet locations. 

According to the City of Toronto Building Application Status website, the Toronto Eaton Centre location will locate between Lacoste and Club Monaco on the mall’s third level. According to a lease plan, Kate Spade will measure 1,815 square feet. 

Rideau Centre confirms that its new Ottawa location will open in June. Kate Spade will locate on the mall’s third level next to Michael Kors. 

Job postings are being advertised for the new Pacific Centre store, and we’re awaiting further details as to its exact size and location. 

Kate Spade’s first Canadian location opened in October of 2012 at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and its second location opened in May of 2013 at 138 Cumberland Street in Toronto’s Yorkville area. Its third location opened at West Edmonton Mall in the spring of 2014 and its most recent location opened last November at West Vancouver’s Park Royal. Kate Spade also operates outlet locations at the Toronto Premium Outlets, and the Outlet Collection at Niagara

New York City-based Kate Spade is a popular mid-priced designer label that features handbags and accessories, women’s ready-to-wear, footwear, stationery and address books, fragrances, eyewear and a home collection. Given the company’s variety of offerings, it has become referred to as a ‘lifestyle accessories and fashion brand’. Kate Spade herself left the company in 2006 when she sold her shares of the company to Neiman Marcus, relinquishing creative control. The Kate Spade brand is now owned by Kate Spade & Company

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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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4 COMMENTS

  1. Tough times for Kate Spade as they just announced they are shuttering all Kate Spade Saturday stores and all Jack Spade stores (The Saturday thing makes sense because it was a flop from the get go, but Jack Spade closing is a huge deal!). And if you like Kate Spade you would actually be crazy to purchase full price from their mainline stores when they flood the market with so many outlet stores and are constantly discounting.
    This over-outletting timebomb is finally coming home to roost for companies like micheal kors, ralph lauren, coach, kate spade et al. These brands aren’t luxury any more when they are trying to be everything to everyone and at every price point. And when the top tier customer no longer desires your brand, the fashion sheeple aren’t gonna to stick around and support your once-cool brand either.

  2. agreed 100% with Claude! I have been saying this for a long time.
    Kate Spade brand for example is no different from the likes of J.Crew or Club Monaco. Their hunger for money, yearly growth etc is simply killing the brand.

  3. Your Rideau Centre leasing map is out of date. Harry Rosen is open where your map shows Shepherd’s, Michael Kors and Kate Spade.

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