Canada’s largest women’s shoe hall has relocated and expanded. Located within Hudson’s Bay’s Toronto Eaton Centre flagship, the expansive footwear department recently re-opened on the store’s second level.
The original 27,000 square foot shoe hall opened in the summer of 2013, and was located in the western portion of Hudson’s Bay’s ground floor. It has relocated to provide much needed retail space for Hudson’s Bay’s westward expansion, as the store shifts to accommodate Saks Fifth Avenue. Saks will occupy almost 33,300 square feet at the east end of the building’s ground-floor.
The new 30,000 square foot second-level women’s shoe hall features a similar, modern look to the former ground-floor footwear space. A variety of price points are included, including a section devoted to ‘The Room’ shoes, with prices into the thousands from designers such as Azzedine Alaïa, Gianvito Rossi, Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood, Lanvin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Sergio Rossi, Brian Atwood, and others. The footwear department replaces part of Hudson’s Bay’s second-level men’s floor, which has since moved upstairs to occupy the building’s entire 100,000 square foot fifth floor.
Although substantial, the new footwear department occupies only about a third of the second level of the Toronto Eaton Centre Hudson’s Bay building. The western most section of the floor houses some women’s moderately-priced clothing, and its eastern half is currently under construction to house Saks Fifth Avenue’s new men’s floor.