Craig Patterson

Montreal-Based Outerwear Brand ‘Quartz Co.’ Opens 1st Physical Storefront [Photos]

The unique retail space acts as a brand activation and test centre with plans for more locations.

Ulta Beauty Halts Plans to Expand into Canada

The beauty retailer will incur penalties to break leases. Competitors will no doubt be pleased with the news.

La Maison Simons Adds Second-Hand Luxury Goods Departments to Stores

For the first time, customers can get a Louis Vuitton bag or Oscar de la Renta dress at Simons, though they won’t be brand new.

Hudson’s Bay Launches Menswear for the 1st Time in Luxury Department ‘The Room’

A curated selection of edgy and youthful men’s designers join womenswear for the first time in The Room’s 83 year history.

GUCCI to Open Large Storefront at West Edmonton Mall

The Italian luxury brand is the latest big name set to open a store in North America’s largest shopping centre.

110 Bloor Retail Podium Overhaul to Transform the Heart of Toronto’s Mink Mile

The commercial building with over 200 feet of frontage on Bloor Street West will see an overhaul amid shifts in Bloor-Yorkville.

MEC Files for Creditor Protection Amid Acquisition by US-Based Kingswood Capital

The Canadian outdoor retailer will lose its cooperative status as a US-based investment conglomerate takes over operations and appoints a new CEO.

Ray-Ban Opens 1st Standalone Store in Canada

The sunglasses and eyewear brand has launched a direct-to-consumer expansion in Canada.

Luxury Brand FENDI Opens 2 Boutiques in Montreal [Photos]

The Italian brand’s stunning concessions are the first in Canada to showcase Fendi’s newest retail design.

French Fashion Brand ‘ba&sh’ Opens Impressive Montreal Flagship Store [Photos]

The brand’s second Canadian storefront — the first to feature a cafe — is nearly triple the size of the first Canadian location that opened in the spring.
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