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 NAMELOCATIONS TO OPEN IN CANADANEW OR EXPANDING?ESTIMATED # OF LOCATIONS POST-EXPANSION
AesopVancouver (Gastown), Toronto, MontrealNew3+ (unknown)
Aquascutum LondonToronto, plans for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa (according to Developers & Chains)New5+
Benefit CosmeticsToronto (opening soon), other locations TBANew3+
BizouOntario, Western Canada, Atlantic CanadaExpanding250-300 estimated
Black Goat CashmereToronto, Possible: Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa.Expanding8+
Kate SpadeVancouver, Toronto, Calgary (negotiating), others TBAExpanding8+
Kooples (The)Toronto, VancouverNew3+
GEOXToronto, West Vancouver, Vancouver OutletExpanding32
Gerry WeberGTA (6), Western CanadaExpanding13+
Giorgio Armani OutletVancouverExpanding2+
Jaeger-LeCoultreToronto (Yorkdale), Vancouver (Alberni Street)New2+
Lorna JaneToronto, VancouverNewUnknown
Microsoft StoreVancouverExpanding7+
MonclerVancouverExpanding2+
Ports 1961 OutletVancouverExpanding2+
REISSToronto, Vancouver, others TBANew10 (estimated)
Saks Fifth AvenueToronto (2+), Vancouver (1-2), Montreal, Calgary speculatedNew6-7
StrellsonVancouver (late summer/early fall 2015), Toronto (suburban mall TBA), other Canadian locations TBAExpanding6+
Ted Baker LondonVancouver (Pacific Centre), Vancouver outlet (under negotiation), other locations TBAExpanding5+
TUMIToronto (Eaton Centre), Vancouver Outlet (lease out)Expanding7+ (unknown)
VersaceVancouver (downtown), Vancouver Versace Outlet in negotiationsExpanding5+
Weekend Max MaraVancouver (Pacific Centre)Expanding4+
WLKNHamilton, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, AlbertaExpanding~10

Article Author

Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Publisher & CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Advisor at the University of Alberta School Centre for Cities and Communities in Edmonton, former lawyer and a public speaker. 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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