Upscale Austrian Brand Wolford Relocates Vancouver Storefront for Cartier Boutique

Date:

Share post:

Upscale Austrian fashion brand Wolford has relocated its downtown Vancouver store. The original location operated at 755 Burrard Street next to a vacated Hermès location — the French luxury brand opened its two-level Vancouver Hermès flagship at 717 Burrard Street in September 2019. The Wolford store has now reopened in the same building at 765 Burrard Street next to a Coach store.

Wolford replaces the previous tenant Papyrus which shuttered all 18 of its Canadian stores in February 2020. At the time that photos were taken, the Papyrus signage had not yet come down.

Mario Negris and Martin Moriarty of Marcus & Millichap negotiated the lease deal.

The former Hermès and Wolford spaces will be combined for a new Cartier flagship store and construction is expected to begin soon. Banff-based gift and fur retailer Saitoh occupied the corner space prior to being occupied by Hermès and Wolford. Hermès opened the 2,500 square foot store at 755 Burrard Street in 2006. Prior to that, Hermès had a 1,000 square foot boutique space inside of Holt Renfrew.

Vancouver is home to Wolford’s only Canadian corporate store. Retail Insider reported about Wolford’s Canadian expansion in April 2016, including Holt Renfrew-based shop-in-store locations as well as Ontario boutiques which are franchised. Wolford continues to operate franchised boutiques in Toronto in Old York Lane in Yorkville as well as at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. A Wolford shop-in-store at Holt Renfrew Ogilvy in Montreal recently closed.

Wolford produces and sells tights and stockings for women and men, bodysuits and underwear for women, as well as women’s clothing (such as skirts, tops, shirts, and pullovers) and accessories. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Bregenz, Austria, and operates stores worldwide — some franchised and some corporately owned. 

Former Hermès on Alberni Street at Burrard Street in Vancouver (June 2021)
Former Hermès on Alberni Street at Burrard Street in Vancouver (June 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett
Looking past the former Wolford and Hermès location at corner of Burrard Street and Alberni Street in Vancouver (June 2021). Photo: Lee Rivett

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More From The Author

Retail in Vancouver ‘Recalibrates’ with Increasing Downtown Vacancy Rates and Suburban Growth [Colliers Study]

A report by Colliers shows that a slower return to the office is impacting the city's downtown while suburban retail vacancies see a downturn, though the return of tourists and cruise ships is a positive for the core.

Aussie Eyewear Retailer Oscar Wylee Continues Aggressive Canadian Expansion with 1st BC Store [Interview]

The brand says it will grow its store count quickly over the next while as it enters new markets with its value-focused optical concept.

(Video Interview) Lisa Hutcheson from J.C. Williams Group Discusses Top Global Retail Trends

Craig and Lisa discuss the new Ebeltoft Retail Innovations Book which is in its 18th year of production. Four Canadian retailers were among the top innovators.

Canadian Consumers Seeking Value and Reassessing Spending as Dynamics Shift: Salesforce Study

A new report provides valuable information based on a poll of consumers about what they are seeking and expect from retailers following the pandemic.

French Fashion Brand ba&sh to Expand into Vancouver with a 1st-in-North-America Concept Store

The brand will soon have four stores in Canada as it grows its operations after entering the country during the pandemic.

Foot Locker Canada Launches Indigenous-Owned Streetwear Brand in Stores [Interview]

Foot Locker’s Home Grown platform showcases local up and coming designers, connecting communities with brands that are the future of streetwear. 

Hudson’s Bay to Shut Historic Standalone Store in Banff Alberta

The smallest department store in the chain caters to tourists and locals in the town and has been an important retailer in Banff for over 80 years.

Canadian Retail Apparel Market Seeing Rebound in 2023 with Positive Fundamentals: Trendex Report

The think tank is predicting good things for the industry while also predicting that Sport Chek will struggle as competition grows.

Anatolia Turkish Foods Looks to Expand from Calgary Base into New Markets [Interview]

The Calgary-based retailer and wholesaler has embarked on an expansion strategy into new markets, including ethnic food stores and dining options.

John Crombie Shares 6 Canadian Retail Trends to Watch for in 2023 [Interview]

Crombie, who's predictions usually come true, spoke at the ICSC Whistler Conference recently and discussed how retail in Canada is shifting as consumer habits change.

Video Interview: What Matters To Today’s Consumer in Canada

An expert talks about how consumers are looking for discounts and value, their concerns about their finances, how they are making fewer impulse buys and how they expect big companies to do good in society.

Major Condo Tower Rezoning Application Threatens a Block’s Worth of Toronto Restaurants

Developers say that they're responding to shifting urban trends, though only two small commercial spaces are proposed where a block of businesses currently operate.

Hudson’s Bay to Shut Londonderry Mall Store in Edmonton

The retailer will close one of its oldest locations in Alberta this summer as the retailer strategizes the future of its physical stores.

Toronto Six Professional Women’s Hockey Team Retail Presence Looks to Multi-channel Growth with On-Ice Success [Interview]

The President of women's professional hockey team the Toronto Six says that fans of teams are helping create a new revenue source.

Best Retailers for Customer Experience in Canada Ranked in Leger Study [Interview]

Thousands of Canadians were polled to determine which retailers came out on top, with some surprising findings.

Deciem Rebrands Many Stores as ‘The Ordinary’ as Company Shifts Focus and Retail Strategy [CEO Interview]

The popular beauty brand is refocusing some of its stores as 'The Ordinary' as Deciem grows its wholesale business with Sephora, and is also looking to launch new brands through its incubator engine.

Retailers Shifting Loyalty Programs to In-House as Businesses Drop Air Miles and Others [Interview]

An industry expert says that companies such as Starbucks have found success in its own loyalty programs, and consumer confusion with third-party programs is leading more retailers to develop their own.

‘Repair and Run’ Bike Maintenance Retail Concept Expanding to more Locations in Canada after Successful 1st Launch [Interview]

The bike repair business, founded by some of the people behind the launch and success of Mobile Klinik, is seeing success after opening its first store in 2021.

Earls to Launch New Restaurant Concept as Chain Expands Locations [Interview]

The Canadian chain is expanding its operations as consumers embrace in-person dining following the pandemic.

Canadians Should be Checking Receipts at the Grocery Store as Errors are Common [Op-Ed]

Sylvain Charlebois says that Canadians may not realize that the prices on the shelves and what's scanned might be different, and that there's sometimes an opportunity for compensation if there's been an error.

RECENT RETAIL INSIDER VIDEOS

Advertisment

Subscribe to the Newsletter

RECENT articles

Retail in Vancouver ‘Recalibrates’ with Increasing Downtown Vacancy Rates and Suburban Growth [Colliers Study]

A report by Colliers shows that a slower return to the office is impacting the city's downtown while suburban retail vacancies see a downturn, though the return of tourists and cruise ships is a positive for the core.

Aussie Eyewear Retailer Oscar Wylee Continues Aggressive Canadian Expansion with 1st BC Store [Interview]

The brand says it will grow its store count quickly over the next while as it enters new markets with its value-focused optical concept.

(Video Interview) Lisa Hutcheson from J.C. Williams Group Discusses Top Global Retail Trends

Craig and Lisa discuss the new Ebeltoft Retail Innovations Book which is in its 18th year of production. Four Canadian retailers were among the top innovators.

Canadian Consumers Seeking Value and Reassessing Spending as Dynamics Shift: Salesforce Study

A new report provides valuable information based on a poll of consumers about what they are seeking and expect from retailers following the pandemic.

French Fashion Brand ba&sh to Expand into Vancouver with a 1st-in-North-America Concept Store

The brand will soon have four stores in Canada as it grows its operations after entering the country during the pandemic.

Foot Locker Canada Launches Indigenous-Owned Streetwear Brand in Stores [Interview]

Foot Locker’s Home Grown platform showcases local up and coming designers, connecting communities with brands that are the future of streetwear. 

Hudson’s Bay to Shut Historic Standalone Store in Banff Alberta

The smallest department store in the chain caters to tourists and locals in the town and has been an important retailer in Banff for over 80 years.

Canadian Retail Apparel Market Seeing Rebound in 2023 with Positive Fundamentals: Trendex Report

The think tank is predicting good things for the industry while also predicting that Sport Chek will struggle as competition grows.

Anatolia Turkish Foods Looks to Expand from Calgary Base into New Markets [Interview]

The Calgary-based retailer and wholesaler has embarked on an expansion strategy into new markets, including ethnic food stores and dining options.

John Crombie Shares 6 Canadian Retail Trends to Watch for in 2023 [Interview]

Crombie, who's predictions usually come true, spoke at the ICSC Whistler Conference recently and discussed how retail in Canada is shifting as consumer habits change.

Video Interview: What Matters To Today’s Consumer in Canada

An expert talks about how consumers are looking for discounts and value, their concerns about their finances, how they are making fewer impulse buys and how they expect big companies to do good in society.

Major Condo Tower Rezoning Application Threatens a Block’s Worth of Toronto Restaurants

Developers say that they're responding to shifting urban trends, though only two small commercial spaces are proposed where a block of businesses currently operate.

Hudson’s Bay to Shut Londonderry Mall Store in Edmonton

The retailer will close one of its oldest locations in Alberta this summer as the retailer strategizes the future of its physical stores.

Toronto Six Professional Women’s Hockey Team Retail Presence Looks to Multi-channel Growth with On-Ice Success [Interview]

The President of women's professional hockey team the Toronto Six says that fans of teams are helping create a new revenue source.

Best Retailers for Customer Experience in Canada Ranked in Leger Study [Interview]

Thousands of Canadians were polled to determine which retailers came out on top, with some surprising findings.

Deciem Rebrands Many Stores as ‘The Ordinary’ as Company Shifts Focus and Retail Strategy [CEO Interview]

The popular beauty brand is refocusing some of its stores as 'The Ordinary' as Deciem grows its wholesale business with Sephora, and is also looking to launch new brands through its incubator engine.

Retailers Shifting Loyalty Programs to In-House as Businesses Drop Air Miles and Others [Interview]

An industry expert says that companies such as Starbucks have found success in its own loyalty programs, and consumer confusion with third-party programs is leading more retailers to develop their own.

‘Repair and Run’ Bike Maintenance Retail Concept Expanding to more Locations in Canada after Successful 1st Launch [Interview]

The bike repair business, founded by some of the people behind the launch and success of Mobile Klinik, is seeing success after opening its first store in 2021.

Earls to Launch New Restaurant Concept as Chain Expands Locations [Interview]

The Canadian chain is expanding its operations as consumers embrace in-person dining following the pandemic.

Canadians Should be Checking Receipts at the Grocery Store as Errors are Common [Op-Ed]

Sylvain Charlebois says that Canadians may not realize that the prices on the shelves and what's scanned might be different, and that there's sometimes an opportunity for compensation if there's been an error.