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Michael Kors Opens 1st Dedicated Men’s Store in Canada

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New York City-based fashion brand Michael Kors has opened its first dedicated men’s store in Canada, at West Edmonton Mall. The 1,895 square foot store is located next to the mall’s Michael Kors women’s store that is located on the second level, alongside a number of other upscale retailers. 

The new men’s store offers an extensive selection of apparel, accessories and leather goods from the Michael Kors Men’s collection, including sportswear, footwear, suede and leather outerwear, tailored apparel, dress shirts, bags, briefcases, wallets, watches and eyewear. The collection is sleek and modern. 

The store’s interior, designed by an in-house team, features polished stainless steel displays and a spectrum of finishes including dark oak wood, blackened stainless steel and Calacatta marble. A palette of soft browns and grays, mixed textural finishes and luxe materials “provide a refined and inviting ambience, while black-and-white photography and custom seating complete the sophisticated, jet-set effect,” according to the company. 

West Edmonton Mall’s Michael Kors men’s store is one of only a few globally — there are only 11 of them in the United States, with three more to open before the end of the year. Michael Kors also operates dozens of standalone stores in Canada, coast-to-coast, catering primarily to women. The brand is also available at retailers such as Hudson’s Bay, Simons and at Saks Fifth Avenue in CF Sherway Gardens in Toronto. Michael Kors was founded by the designer of the same name in 1981, and has an extensive network of retail and wholesale accounts globally. 

West Edmonton Mall is also seeing the addition of a number of new premium brands. Montreal-based Rudsak recently opened in the mall, as has Icebreaker Merino Wool, Marc Cain and soon, Nespresso will open its first freestanding location in Edmonton across the hall from the new Michael Kors men’s store. 

Article Author

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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