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Kate Spade to Open 1st Calgary Location

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Popular American fashion brand Kate Spade will open its first Calgary location at Chinook Centre, and it’s currently advertising for a store manager. It will be Kate Spade’s eighth full-priced Canadian location. 

Kate Spade is currently opening stores across Canada. In February we revealed that Kate Spade will open locations at Vancouver’s Pacific Centre, Ottawa’s Rideau Centre, and at Toronto Eaton Centre. Ottawa and Toronto are now open, and the Vancouver store opens early this summer

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
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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