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Spareparts Opens Impressive New Location [Photos]

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Facade. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildFacade. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

Facade. Photo: Peregrine.Build

Innovative Saskatoon-based multi-brand lifestyle accessories retailer Spareparts has opened an impressive location in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The store’s interior is fresh and bright, featuring high quality fixtures and displays. We spoke with the retailer’s founder and president for details, and we were provided 17 photographs for this article. 

The store features a wood facade with oversized hexagon window display niches, drawing customers into the carefully designed store interior. Each in-store display is designed to optimally showcase product, according to designer Cutler, with light wood and black accents creating contrast for visual interest, with repetition unifying the space. Leading retail fabricator Peregrine built-out the space, including creating high-quality displays as well as an elegant, simple facade. 


Oversized  Hexagon niches draw attention to the store's facade, also providing window displays to showcase product. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildOversized  Hexagon niches draw attention to the store's facade, also providing window displays to showcase product. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

Oversized Hexagon niches draw attention to the store’s facade, also providing window displays to showcase product. Photo: Peregrine.Build


Window display. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildWindow display. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

Window display. Photo: Peregrine.Build

Founded in 1992, Spareparts has nine Canadian locations: one in Saskatoon, one in Regina, two in Calgary, two in Winnipeg, one in Fort McMurray, Alberta, one in Edmonton, and one in Kelowna. Spareparts focuses on accessories and has a comprehensive range of styles and brands, from streetwear to contemporary fashion. Product is curated by a team of buyers, and brands available include Farmfresh, Michael Kors, Nixon, Herschel, Oakley, Burton, and several others. Farmfresh is the Spareparts’ private label line and features premium sunglasses and watches. The popular line has received positive press coverage.


Photo:  Peregrine.BuildPhoto:  Peregrine.Build

Photo: Peregrine.Build

We spoke with Spareparts’ founder, Danny Mysak, who explained why he chose Grande Prairie for his newest store. He revealed that his company has seen exceptional success at its Fort McMurray, Alberta location, and that he was looking to replicate this in Grande Prairie. Grande Prairie and its surroundings are among the most affluent in Canada, with a city of about 70,000 surrounded by a 200 km trade area of about 260,000. Although Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray are ‘smaller’ communities when compared to Edmonton or Calgary, profitability can be had through lower operational costs, he said. Spareparts likes to be involved with local communities and several months ago when we interviewed Mr. Mysak, he said: “We seek out aspirational players in our respective markets and leverage our community teams through our marketing efforts with the intent of acquiring authentic and local credibility”. 


Sunglass display wall and cases. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildSunglass display wall and cases. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

Sunglass display wall and cases. Photo: Peregrine.Build

The new Grande Prairie Spareparts store, measuring 1,330 sqare feet, is located at Morguard-owned Prairie Mall. The store has exceptional visibility within the centre, which is enhanced by the clean, modern facade and bright interiors that optimally display Spareparts’ extensive accessories collections. Mr. Mysak expressed pleasure with the new store’s design and build-out, specifically praising both Peregrine and Cutler for their exceptional fabrication and design work. He also said that we’ll be seeing more great store design over the next several years — in the spring, the company will be announcing locations in some of Canada’s largest cities, he said. 

Below are more photos of the new store. 


Sunglass wall and watch display cases. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildSunglass wall and watch display cases. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

Sunglass wall and watch display cases. Photo: Peregrine.Build


Belts attractively displayed on a high-quality wood podium. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildBelts attractively displayed on a high-quality wood podium. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

Belts attractively displayed on a high-quality wood podium. Photo: Peregrine.Build


The store's facade from another angle, showing innovative windows. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildThe store's facade from another angle, showing innovative windows. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

The store’s facade from another angle, showing innovative windows. Photo: Peregrine.Build


Photo:  Peregrine.BuildPhoto:  Peregrine.Build

Photo: Peregrine.Build


Cash desk at centre, with displays for handbags, watches and other accessories. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildCash desk at centre, with displays for handbags, watches and other accessories. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

Cash desk at centre, with displays for handbags, watches and other accessories. Photo: Peregrine.Build


Display shelving. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildDisplay shelving. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

Display shelving. Photo: Peregrine.Build


Sunglass display shelving. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildSunglass display shelving. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

Sunglass display shelving. Photo: Peregrine.Build


Photo:  Peregrine.BuildPhoto:  Peregrine.Build

Photo: Peregrine.Build


Wall and glass counter displays for leather goods and watches. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildWall and glass counter displays for leather goods and watches. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

Wall and glass counter displays for leather goods and watches. Photo: Peregrine.Build


Backpacks, wallets and other product displayed on walls and in glass-enclosed cases. Photo:  Peregrine.BuildBackpacks, wallets and other product displayed on walls and in glass-enclosed cases. Photo:  Peregrine.Build

Backpacks, wallets and other product displayed on walls and in glass-enclosed cases. Photo: Peregrine.Build

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: December 22, 2015



Article Author

Craig Patterson
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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