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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.