Frank & Oak Partners with Cadillac Fairview For New Concept Stores

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Innovative Montreal-based omni-channel men’s apparel brand Frank & Oak has partnered with landlord Cadillac Fairview for multiple store locations. The brand recently opened a store at Toronto’s CF Shops at Don Mills, and will open two concept stores within Cadillac Fairview mall properties this spring. 

Stores will feature innovative storefronts and according to co-founder and CEO Ethan Song, “Frank & Oak’s concept stores are spaces that promote engagement between customers and the brand that goes well beyond a simple transaction. We’re offering an experience that connects the digital and physical experience seamlessly and in ways that actually solve customer challenges.”

The first ‘enhanced concept’ Frank & Oak store, measuring 3,200 square feet, will open in mid-May of this year at CF Carrefour Laval, north of Montreal. A second location is planned later this spring at CF Sherway Gardens in Toronto, measuring about 2,300 square feet. When both are open, Frank & Oak will operate 10 Canadian stores, as well as three in the United States. The company says that it will also announce another location later this spring. 

At CF Don Mills, Toronto. Photo: Frank & OakAt CF Don Mills, Toronto. Photo: Frank & Oak

At CF Don Mills, Toronto. Photo: Frank & Oak

Toronto store. Photo: Frank & OakToronto store. Photo: Frank & Oak

Toronto store. Photo: Frank & Oak

At CF Don Mills, Toronto. Photo: Frank & OakAt CF Don Mills, Toronto. Photo: Frank & Oak

At CF Don Mills, Toronto. Photo: Frank & Oak

Moving into shopping malls is relatively new for Frank & Oak, as its real estate strategy has primarily involved operating street-front stores in major cities. The company operates street-front stores in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa, as well as in Boston, Washington DC and Chicago in the United States. 

Frank & Oak’s new mall stores will feature dedicated personal styling spaces,  apothecary displays, barber services and a café and lounge space. 

Update: Frank & Oak also opened a store at Laurier Quebec in Quebec City on March 4, 2016. That mall property is owned and operated by landlord Ivanhoé Cambridge.  

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: March 4, 2016

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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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