Holt Renfrew Reveals New Square One Details and Renderings

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Holt Renfrew has provided updated details on its impressive new Janson Goldstein-designed Square One Shopping Centre location in Mississauga, set to open this summer. It has also provided new renderings which are included in this article. The store will replace a much smaller location that will close later this year at Toronto’s CF Sherway Gardens

Square One’s Holt Renfrew will be larger than originally anticipated, spanning in excess of 130,000 square feet. When it opens, it will be the company’s fourth-largest store, following Holt’s 185,000 square foot Bloor Street flagship, its 147,000 square foot Calgary store, and its 146,000 square foot Vancouver flagship. Towards the end of the decade, Holt’s will open a combined Ogilvy/Holt Renfrew store in Montreal measuring 220,000 square feet, and its Bloor Street and Vancouver flagships will also see considerable expansions. 

The Mississauga store’s two-story facade will feature glass curtain wall interspersed with grey graphite stone and 15 foot wide display windows. Its interior will feature soaring ceilings up to 30 feet in height, atriums, an open staircase, natural light, and unobstructed sight-lines across the store’s 90,000 square foot main floor. 

The store will feature a roster of designer brands, including a number of shop-in-stores. Tiffany & Co. is now confirmed to be a concession inside of Holt’s, bringing the New York City-based jewellery brand to Mississauga for the first time. Holt’s has also revealed that its Square One store will feature designers Gucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Valentino, Derek Lam, Akris, Max Mara, Hugo Boss, Stella McCartney, Acne, Kenzo, Moncler, See by Chloe, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Aquazurra, and Stuart Weitzman and others, though it didn’t clarify in what product categories. 

The store will also feature some impressive services, including a master tailor, shoeshine and sneaker cleaning, concierge, valet and more. Unique to the Square One store will be a ‘Leather Artisan’ — a resident expert who will “elevate the customer experiences with bespoke embossing details on any leather accessory and offer full-service repair”, according to Holt’s. The store will also feature an impressive jewellery and watch service area, under the guidance of certified watchmakers. 

More than 2,500 square feet on the Square One store’s mezzanine level will be dedicated to personal shopping, including Holt Renfrew’s second ‘Apartment‘ — its private luxury shopping suite. Also located on the second level, overlooking the store, will be a 2,000 square foot Holt’s Café. 

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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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