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List of Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada

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The following is a list of 23 retailers which are either new to Canada, or expanding their operations nationally. Some of these retailers have been discussed in Retail Insider since our last list on February 27, and some are new and haven’t been revealed to the public until now.

The list is sponsored by Vancouver-based Peregrine, which custom designs and fabricates retail, display, furniture and architectural features for some of the country’s top retailers.

STORE NAME LOCATIONS TO OPEN IN CANADA NEW OR EXPANDING? ESTIMATED # OF LOCATIONS POST-EXPANSION
Aesop Vancouver (Gastown), Toronto, Montreal New 3+ (unknown)
Aquascutum London Toronto, plans for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa (according to Developers & Chains) New 5+
Benefit Cosmetics Toronto (opening soon), other locations TBA New 3+
Bizou Ontario, Western Canada, Atlantic Canada Expanding 250-300 estimated
Black Goat Cashmere Toronto, Possible: Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa. Expanding 8+
Kate Spade Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary (negotiating), others TBA Expanding 8+
Kooples (The) Toronto, Vancouver New 3+
GEOX Toronto, West Vancouver, Vancouver Outlet Expanding 32
Gerry Weber GTA (6), Western Canada Expanding 13+
Giorgio Armani Outlet Vancouver Expanding 2+
Jaeger-LeCoultre Toronto (Yorkdale), Vancouver (Alberni Street) New 2+
Lorna Jane Toronto, Vancouver New Unknown
Microsoft Store Vancouver Expanding 7+
Moncler Vancouver Expanding 2+
Ports 1961 Outlet Vancouver Expanding 2+
REISS Toronto, Vancouver, others TBA New 10 (estimated)
Saks Fifth Avenue Toronto (2+), Vancouver (1-2), Montreal, Calgary speculated New 6-7
Strellson Vancouver (late summer/early fall 2015), Toronto (suburban mall TBA), other Canadian locations TBA Expanding 6+
Ted Baker London Vancouver (Pacific Centre), Vancouver outlet (under negotiation), other locations TBA Expanding 5+
TUMI Toronto (Eaton Centre), Vancouver Outlet (lease out) Expanding 7+ (unknown)
Versace Vancouver (downtown), Vancouver Versace Outlet in negotiations Expanding 5+
Weekend Max Mara Vancouver (Pacific Centre) Expanding 4+
WLKN Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Alberta Expanding ~10

 

Today’s Retail News From Around The Web: April 2, 2015



Article Author

Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Now located in Toronto, Craig is a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada. He's also the Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. He is also President & CEO of Vancouver-based Retail Insider Media Ltd.

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