Siwak talks about the importance of in-person shopping and activities for this sector of the market, how luxury has fared through the pandemic, what to watch for in the near future, and how brands are rethinking their PR these days.
The first-of-its kind cutting-edge retail space will be used as a prototype for the chain as it embraces the future of experiential retail. Innovations allow visitors to see a vast assortment product not actually in the store by using augmented reality, video walls and touchscreens.
Co-founders James Yurichuk and Anthony DeBartolo talk the company’s growth and plans to expand the brand’s wholesale distribution, including an innovative ‘trade-in program’ that has the Wuxly Movement going head-to-head with animal-based brands such as Canada Goose.
IKEA gets in on the collaboration game, launching a limited collection of rugs that can be a work of art or a workhorse in the home. The collection features work from designers like: Virgil Abloh, Chiaozza, and Seulgi Lee.
Hermes reveals orange hoarding for flagship in Vancouver, Duer Jeans launching Toronto storefront next month, Sleep Country Canada partners with Walmart for Bloom mattresses, controversy surrounds Vancouver Fashion Week.
Other News: K-Swiss collab for Black History Month, Aldo partners with Addition Elle on new line, Fast Time Jewellery Repairs opens 1st inline store, Cadillac opens largest location in North America in Calgary, Ripndip pop-up coming to Vancouver, Saks flagship to see beauty hall reno.
On assignment in Hangzhou, China, Retail Insider’s Helen Siwak explores the journey of the iconic Canadian brand as it relocates to ensure its survival. It’s been a success to say the least, with more than 100 retail stores and plans for world domination.
Other News: Bayview Village Getting 13,000 sq ft Spa, Haute Couturier Guo Pei Limited Edition Dolls, Palladio Jewellers Relocating, Club Monaco Partners with Reigning Champ, Hill Street Beverage Milestone, Parka-Insulated Lodge.
Other News: Indigo opens Robson Street flagship, Online fashion brand partners with Michelle Romanow, Young Living holds conference, Bloor Street Entertains, Hudson’s Bay/Saks unveil holiday windows to thousands.