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TIFFANY & CO.’s TOP 6 SELLING NORTH AMERICAN LOCATIONS… 2 are in Canada???

We found it interesting that two of Tiffany & Co.'s top 6 selling North American locations in 2011 are in Canada (Burrard Street in Vancouver, BC and Bloor Street West in Toronto, Ontario). The three top four American locations are:1) Manhattan (by a longshot)2) South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa...

NORDSTROM’S TOP SELLING STORE NO LONGER IN CALIFORNIA…

For years, Nordstrom's highest grossing store was in Costa Mesa, California, at South Coast Plaza (235,000 square feet). Revenues for this location in 2009 were in excess of $180 million. Nordstrom management confirms that its top-selling location in 2010 and 2011 was its Chicago's Michigan Avenue store (272,000 square...

MORE MACY’S… Hundreds of Millions Earmarked for Store Renovations

Macy's will spend hundreds of millions of dollars renovating top-performing locations throughout the United States. Macy's executives have worked with designers to carve out a new 'look', and we've got some photographed examples of what will be in store. The following photos are of the newly renovated Water Tower Place...

MACY’S MANHATTAN… World’s Largest Shoe Floor, Multi-Level Louis Vuitton, and more…

Macy's will spend in excess of $400million to renovate its Manhattan flagship store. This will include adding about 100,000 square feet of selling space with a final total of about 1.2 million square feet. Renovations commenced this March and will be completed, tentatively, Fall 2015. What to expect:-A 63,000 square foot...

HOLT RENFREW TOWER, TORONTO, RENDERING

We've just been provided a rough color rendering of the proposed Holt Renfrew tower at 50 Bloor Street West in Toronto. The tower would be mostly residential at 83 floors, and would include a vastly expanded Holt Renfrew flagship store (at the base of the tower, with a marble...

NEW LOUIS VUITTON MAISON AND TIFFANY & CO AT 150 BLOOR W. IN TORONTO

A new 15,000 square foot Louis Vuitton Maison will open Summer 2012 at 150 Bloor Street West in Toronto. It will replace a 6000 square foot location across the street at 111 Bloor Street West. Insiders tell us that the current Louis Vuitton store will become Christian Dior, but...

UNIQLO OPENING HUNDREDS OF US STORES. NEXT STOP? SAN FRANCISCO…

Japanese chip and chic retailer Uniqlo has announced it will open a 29,000 square foot flagship location in San Francisco Fall 2012. It will be located at 111 Powell Street. Uniqlo's first US location opened in Manhattan October 2011. This is the first of literally hundreds of proposed Uniqlo locations...

GUCCI AND GALERIES LAFAYETTE PARTNER, OPENING 7 NEW GUCCI SHOP-IN-STORE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT FRANCE

Gucci and French department store Galeries Lafayette have partnered to bring 7 Gucci shops to Galeries Lafayette stores in Nantes, Toulouse, Biarritz, Marseille, Bordeau, Nice (Massena) and Strasbourg. The Nantes location is already open, and the other locations will open Summer 2012.  This is the inception of multiple luxury-branded...

HERMES OPENING NEW CONNECTICUT STORE

It has just been announced that Hermes will be opening a new, 5,250 square foot store at 289 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Conn, Spring 2013. It will include a ground-floor and mezzanine floor and include the entire line of Hermes products.  What's interesting is this store will be larger than...

HOLT RENFREW TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND ITS TORONTO FLAGSHIP STORE

Insiders tell us that Holt Renfrew will almost double the size of its Toronto, Canada flagship store in the next 3-4 years to almost 300,000 square feet. The store will be expanded Northward onto Cumberland Street, and an 83-floor tower is proposed for the East-side of the Holt Renfrew...

BLOOMINGDALES: OUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE LOOKING DEPARTMENT STORE

Retail Insider has been shopping for years, and we've contemplated shopping experiences throughout the world. We'd have to say that, at the moment, our favorite store interiors are at Bloomingdale's stores in the United States and Dubai, UAE. You know what they say... a picture is worth a thousand...

BREUNINGER, GERMANY’S MOST UPSCALE DEPARTMENT STORE CHAIN, OPENING NEW STORE IN DUSSELDORF

Germany's fabulous Breuninger department store chain is opening a new, 160,000 square foot store in central Dusseldorf, Germany. The store will include luxury shops similar to the store's Stuttgart flagship store.

NORDSTROM STRUGGLES WITH OPENING IN CANADA

Nordstrom management has just confirmed that it is still interested in coming to Canada, but it is struggling with Canadian law relating to their bringing-in full-time American management to run Canadian operations. A Nordstrom insider confirms that this is a challenge, despite their being interested in three Cadillac-Fairview owned...
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