Saint Laurent Opens Toronto Store [Photos]

French fashion brand Saint Laurent (formerly ‘Yves Saint Laurent’) has opened its second freestanding Canadian store, in Toronto. The new Yorkdale Shopping Centre boutique follows the opening of a Saint Laurent location in Vancouver over the summer, which was a first for the company in Canada. 

Yorkdale’s Saint Laurent measures about 3,000 square feet on one level, featuring a soaring facade and ready-to-wear collections for women and men, as well as bags, accessories, and footwear. The space is bright and simple, featuring ample marble and metal throughout.

Saint Laurent is located next to luxury brand David Yurman, in an area of the mall that is increasingly catering to the affluent. Nearby luxury brands include Jimmy Choo, Moncler, Cartier, Mulberry and Bulgari, with more luxury brand boutiques said to be on the way. 

Saint Laurent’s first freestanding Canadian location opened in July of this year in Vancouver. The store is located at 746 Thurlow Street in The Carlyle complex, with two levels and 4,800 square feet of retail space. Sources say that the Vancouver store is doing exceptionally high sales in its new location, which is alongside luxury brand boutiques including Prada, Moncler, De Beers, Brunello Cucinelli, Versace, Strellson, Rolex, Burberry and others. 

Saint Laurent shop-in-store boutiques for women’s ready-to-wear and accessories can also be found at Saks Fifth Avenue in Toronto (CF Toronto Eaton Centre) and at Nordstrom’s Vancouver flagship. 

Saint Laurent operates locations globally, including 20 full-priced U.S. stores and three Saint Laurent outlets. The brand is owned by French luxury holding company Kering. Saint Laurent recently saw designer Hedi Slimani exit the company, to be replaced by Anthony Vaccarello.

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Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Now located in Toronto, Craig is a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada. He's also the Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. He is also President & CEO of Vancouver-based Retail Insider Media Ltd.

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