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Oakridge Park in Vancouver Announces Luxury Jewellery Brand Retailers Ahead of Spring 2025 Opening [Feature]

Included will be one of the world’s largest Rolex stores, and first-to-Canada locations for two of the world’s most exclusive and expensive jewellery and watch brands. 

A&W to Replace Birks Store in Downtown Victoria [With Rendering]

It's the first in the company to feature a walk-up window. The historic building will be renovated with original elements preserved.

Birks Shuts Downtown Winnipeg Store and Exits Market After 120 Years: Interview with CEO Jean-Christophe Bédos

Bédos says that the retailer will focus on key markets for growth, and is now looking at opening in new markets where opportunities make sense.

Birks Investing in Stores Including Relocating CF Chinook Centre Location in Calgary [Interview]

CEO Jean-Chrisophe Bédos tells Retail Insider that the jeweller sees an upside to luxury retail in Canada, particularly in five major markets.

Birks to Shut Government Street Store and Exit Victoria BC Market After 74 Years 

It’s the second downtown Birks location to close in Canada in three months. For several years, the jewellery retailer has been exiting downtowns and some markets entirely.

Birks Jewellers Unveils 2 Major Store Renovations in Downtown Calgary [Photos]

Both the downtown Maison Birks and Brinkhaus stores have seen substantial renovations, including new concept boutique spaces for Rolex and Patek Philippe.

Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship in Downtown Toronto Unveils New Birks Jewellery Boutique

Montreal-based luxury retailer opens boutique at CF Toronto Eaton Centre Saks Fifth Avenue.

Q&A with Jean-Christophe Bedos, CEO of Birks, on His Career and the Future of Retail in Canada

The seasoned executive, who started working with Cartier in the 80s, discusses how the iconic jewellery retailer has changed and what the future might hold.

Birks Reopening Stores with New Protocols Following COVID Closures

The iconic jewellery retailer quickly shifted its strategy after stores closed, and is implementing changes as its locations reopen.

Graff Diamonds and Patek Philippe Open 1st Canadian Boutiques [Photos]

The impressive looking stores opened in Vancouver’s burgeoning ‘Luxury Zone’ through a unique retail partnership.

Birks Becomes 1st Luxury Retailer in Canada to Accept Bitcoin

The iconic Canadian jeweller is now accepting the cryptocurrency at several of its stores beginning this month, in an effort to gain market share at a time of unprecedented competition.

Birks Reopens Stunning Overhauled Montreal Flagship

The beautiful store, which has been on site since 1894, has been renovated to include a luxury boutique hotel as well as a more modern retail space with boutiques for brands such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet, Cartier, Breitling and Rolex.

Birks Launches Pilot Program to Target Chinese Visitors

The Canadian jewellery retailer is the first in the Americas to launch the initiative that targets an international clientele.

Ivanhoé Cambridge Partners with Birks for 5 New Stores

The initiative will expand the Birks brand through a network of smaller “monobrand” boutiques, based on a prototype concept launched last year.

Birks Divests US Operations in Unique Wholesale Agreement

The iconic Canadian jeweller will utilize proceeds to expand its growing Canadian operations, including comprehensive renovations to 3 flagships. As part of the deal, Birks products will also be carried in luxury jewellers overseas.

Birks Montreal Flagship to Renovate and Add Luxury Hotel

The iconic downtown flagship will see substantial changes, in anticipation of a nearby Saks Fifth Avenue and other recent area announcements.

Maison Birks Launches New Store Concept [Photos]

The iconic Canadian jewellery retailer has launched a new concept, with a new look that will act as a prototype for future store renovations.

BIRKS TO OPEN IN CHINA

Montreal-based Birks, now called Maison Birks, will renovate its 30 Canadian stores as well as open stores in China. The Canadian store renovations will take place over the next 3 years, and the first Chinese Birks store will open in...

“BIRKS & MAYOR” CHANGES NAME TO “BIRKS GROUP”

Montreal-based Birks & Mayors Inc. has changed its name to Birks Group Inc. The publicly-traded company has changed its ticker symbol to "BGI". Birks Group conducts business under the following brands: "Maison Birks" in Canada, "Mayors" in Florida and Georgia, and "Brinkhaus" in...
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