AllSaints Continues Canadian Expansion

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British fashion brand AllSaints will open its fourth Canadian location in Montreal this year. As well, the company opened its third Canadian boutique last week in Toronto. 

The 2,500 square foot Montreal store will be located at 2138 rue de la Montagne, replacing bridal retailer Les Noces Couture, which closed last summer. According to Cushman & Wakefield marketing materials, 2138 rue de la Montagne features a 1,800 square foot ground level, with a further 700 square foot mezzanine level. Asking rent was $60 per square foot annually, plus an additional $16 for taxes and operating expenses.  

AllSaints opened its third Canadian store on February 24 at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. The 1,500 square foot store features the brand’s Spring 2016 womenswear and menswear collections, as well as the full selection of AllSaints’ debut handbag collection, ‘The Capital Collection’. 

AllSaints Montreal Floorplan (IMAGE: CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD)

AllSaints’ first Canadian location opened in April of 2013 at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The 6,600 square foot store is located in the mall’s southwest wing which opened in the fall of 2012. A second Canadian store, measuring 2,237 square feet, opened in June of 2015 at Vancouver’s CF Pacific Centre, below the mall’s new flagship Nordstrom

AllSaints was founded in 1994 in Spitalfields, U.K., and the brand has grown to over 70 free-standing retail locations worldwide. It has free-standing U.S. locations in major cities including New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Miami, Washington, D.C., Santa Monica and Seattle, as well as four outlets. It also operates concessions within many American Bloomingdale’s locations. The brand retails menswear, womenswear, footwear, and accessories. The brand is known for being ‘edgy and directional’ with a muted palette dominated by blacks, browns, whites, and grays. The company’s retail stores feature interiors of exposed brick, weathered wood and metal. Store exteriors usually feature windows with antique sewing machines framing each store’s entrance.

Thank you Maxime Frechette for being a source for this article. 

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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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