Holt Renfrew

Northern Touch Vintage Seeing Success with Standalone Stores and Holt Renfrew Partnership [Interviews]

The Toronto-based vintage streetwear retailer is creating excitement with a range of original and hard-to-find items that have become highly coveted.

Yorkdale Breaks Records as the Highest-Performing Shopping Centre in Canada [ICSC Study/Analysis] 

The luxury-heavy Toronto shopping centre saw higher sales per square foot sales last year than ever, while surpassing two billion dollars in sales for the first time.

Holt Renfrew to Relocate Standalone Men’s Store on Toronto’s Bloor Street Back into Flagship

The standalone Holt Renfrew Men opened in 2014 in a former Roots location, about 500 feet west of the 50 Bloor flagship. Big changes are in store according to the retailer.

Holt Renfrew Extends Lease in Downtown Calgary while CF Chinook Centre Flourishes [Podcast]

Craig and Lee talk about some recent retail news in Calgary. That includes Holt Renfrew extending its lease in downtown Calgary at The CORE while adding new brands including a 'World of' Gucci concession. They also discuss CF Chinook Centre which is seeing new retailers being added such as Nike and Uniqlo.

Holt Renfrew Confirms Calgary Store to Stay Open with Long-Term Lease Renewal at the CORE

The massive store will add over 25 new brands including a large 'World Of' Gucci concession on the street level.

Holiday Photo Series: Holt Renfrew in Downtown Vancouver

The impressive store is one of the largest in the chain, with a much smaller version having first opened in 1975.

Holt Renfrew Launches Unique Social Media-Friendly Change Room Area at Bloor St. Flagship in Toronto [Photos/Interviews]

The Studio concept space, featuring plush furniture and magenta walls could be rolled out into other Holt Renfrew stores.

Holt Renfrew Launches Summer 2022 Campaign ‘Summer in Motion’ [Interview]

The large-format luxury retailer is targeting Millennials and Gen Z consumers with an in-store concert series, Spotify playlists curated by DJs and social media among other endeavours.

Balenciaga to Open Large 2-Level Flagship Store on Yorkville Avenue in Toronto

The world’s most popular luxury brand is making moves into Canada with a second standalone location joining Chanel, Versace and others in a rapidly expanding luxury district.

TKEES Launches at Holt Renfrew Stores for September in a Global Exclusive 

Toronto-based footwear and apparel brand has opened exclusive pop-up locations.

David Yurman Invests in Canadian Operations with Standalone Yorkdale Store Renovation 

The only standalone location for the US-based luxury jewellery and watch brand will have a new look as David Yurman continues to see success in its operations in Canada. 

Holt Renfrew 1st Retailer in Canada to Adopt Science-Based Sustainability Targets

The luxury multi-brand retailer is the only one in Canada to set approved science-based targets for carbon reduction while at the same time adopting other eco initiatives.

Podcast [Interview]: Anjli Patel and Gurpreet Ahluwalia Talk Fashion and Styling at Holt Renfrew

This week, Craig speaks with fashion icons Anjli and Gurpreet, discussing fashion in Canada as they begin working with Holt Renfrew as style consultants. The discussion includes a conversation about diversity as well as what we'll be wearing as people begin to socialize in public again.

BRIEF: Boathouse Entering Quebec, Triple O’s Opening 30 Ontario Locations

Other News: Holt Renfrew launches unique spring campaign, Flow Water appoints CEO, New Zealand-based Monday hair care launches in Canada.

Holt Renfrew Unveils Overhauled Mink Mile Flagship Facade and Main Floor Luxury Hall in Toronto [Photos]

The luxury department store’s ‘mothership’ has seen the launch of several impressive new concession boutiques as the flagship sees an incredible transformation.

Balmain Expands Canadian Presence with Multiple Shop-in-Store Boutiques

The French luxury fashion brand is partnering with Holt Renfrew to create branded spaces amid increased consumer interest and competition.

Holt Renfrew Appoints New President & CEO

The Canadian luxury retailer announced new leadership as Mario Grauso exits the company and is replaced with an industry veteran who most recently was with Hong Kong-based luxury store Lane Crawford.

Holt Renfrew Sets Out Plan to Reopen Stores with COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Three of the luxury retailer’s stores are set to reopen this month including a newly completed Holt Renfrew Ogilvy location. It comes at a time when consumers may pull back from flashier brands in the short term.

Mass Store Closures in Canada Escalate Significantly Amid COVID-19 Pandemic [Update]

A sudden collapse of retail in Canada has some shaming retailers that remain open while malls operate at reduced hours.

Opening Date and Updated Store Details Announced for Montreal Luxury Retailer ‘Holt Renfrew Ogilvy’

When completed next month, the six-level multi-brand luxury store will be one of the largest of its kind in North America with nearly 100 in-store luxury boutique concessions.

Chanel Expanding Canadian Presence with ‘Ground Floor’ Concessions

The iconic French luxury women’s fashion brand has been relocating its concessions to street level spaces after expanding its Canadian flagship.

Luxury Brand CELINE to Open 1st Standalone Canadian Flagship

The LVMH-owned French brand will open a storefront spanning nearly 5,000 square feet as part of a direct-to-consumer expansion for the brand in Canada.

Hundreds of Stores to Close in Canada in Early 2020 [Analysis]

Retail Insider counts well over 700 retail locations that will shutter early on this year amid a shift in consumer preferences and an otherwise challenging time for the industry. At the same time, some analysts expressed optimism as new concepts open and expand in Canada.

Holt Renfrew to Debut New Restaurant Concept at its Bloor Street Flagship This Month

A change in branding means that the announced ‘Colette Grand Café’ will not open in the massive Mink Mile department store, though the elevated new space will operate under the same corporate umbrella.

‘Manulife Place’ Retail Podium in Downtown Edmonton to See Major Overhaul [Renderings/Analysis]

After Holt Renfrew closed its downtown Edmonton store in retail centre last week, Manulife has announced a major modernization that will give Manulife Place a new life that will include a new facade, a retail new configuration, a new one-acre park, as well as soon-to-be-announced new retail tenants.
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