Saks OFF 5TH Announces Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City, Winnipeg Locations


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Saks Fifth Avenue‘s off-price retail concept, Saks OFF 5TH, has revealed four more Canadian locations, adding to seven already announced. These four stores will open between 2016 and 2018, and will be located in Montreal, suburban Quebec City, suburban Vancouver and Winnipeg. Saks says it plans to operate up to 25 Canadian OFF 5TH locations by the year 2018. All four stores will locate in Ivanhoé Cambridge shopping centres.

The suburban Vancouver Saks OFF 5TH, opening fall 2016, will measure 32,687 square feet and be located at Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Tsawwassen Mills. The mall will be about 1.2 million square feet, and this will be OFF 5TH’s first Vancouver-area store. 

The suburban Quebec City store, opening spring 2017, will replace a former Holt Renfrew store at the Place Ste-Foy shopping centre. This Saks OFF 5TH will measure 32,943 square feet. 

The Winnipeg location, also opening in the spring of 2017, will be at Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Outlet Collection Winnipeg. The store will be 32,191 square feet. 

The Montreal Saks OFF 5TH, located downtown at Montreal Eaton Centre, will open in the fall of 2018 in part of the space formerly occupied by department store Les Ailes. The Saks store will likely be one of OFF 5TH’s largest Canadian stores, spanning an impressive 44,840 square feet. In 2016, Montreal Eaton Centre will merge with the space currently known as Complexe Les Ailes to form a single property, welcoming a combined 34 million visitors a year.  

Last spring, Saks announced that it would open locations at Tanger Outlets in Ottawa, Vaughan Mills in Toronto and Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-lake, ON — all opening spring 2016. It subsequently announced the fall 2016 opening of a store at CrossIron Mills in Calgary. Last month, Saks announced three more OFF 5TH locations — at Toronto Premium Outlets (spring 2016), downtown Ottawa (Hudson’s Bay building, fall 2016) and at Premium Outlets Montreal, opening date to be determined. 

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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