BRIEF: Luxury Retailer Shutters Amid Death Threat, Diesel & Anthropologie Exit Yorkville

Other News: Nordstrom closes designer boutiques in downtown Toronto, Athlete Tech Summit to include NBA players, Saint Laurent updates Toronto boutique.

BRIEF: UK Brand ‘Cath Kidston’ to Enter Canada, Michael Kors Opening Massive Montreal Flagship

Other News: La Maison Simons Opens 1st standalone home store, Richard Mille carves out Vancouver boutique doorway, Nordstrom Innovates, Louis Vuitton exits Montreal’s Ogilvy temporarily for first time in 30 years.

BRIEF: Casper Opening Calgary Storefront, Staples Expands ‘Solutionshop’ to 305 Canadian Stores

Other News: Nordstrom Reveals Latest Pop-Up, Fairmont Royal York Completes Renos, Audi Unveils State-of-the-Art Concept Store.

BRIEF: Another Aussie Retailer to Enter Canada, Alberta Liquor Retailer Placed into Receivership

Other News: Yorkville retail spaces come to market, Danish brand ‘PILGRIM’ opening temporary 1st storefront, IKEA expands Task Rabbit into Calgary and Edmonton, Nordstrom launches Japanese partnership high-end men’s pop-up in its top-performing Vancouver flagship.

Designer Christopher Bates Launches at Nordstrom as Brand Expands Presence in Canada

We spoke to Mr. Bates about his plans for retail expansion in Canada, as well as expanding into a women’s line while streamline men’s wear and footwear.

Pop-Up Shop Lease Negotiations Give Rise to Unique Legal Issues

By Michael Gilburt and Horatiu Porime of prominent law firm Blaney McMurtry.

2018 Canadian Retail Forecast [Analysis]

We’re predicting that this year will be one of highs and lows — Sears Canada will shutter, Nordstrom Rack will enter Canada, marijuana will be legalized, and plenty of other developments.

Nordstrom Appoints New Canadian Head, Announces 6th Rack Location

Nordstrom has appointed a new vp to operate its Canadian division, and it has also announced another Nordstrom Rack location.

Inside Nordstrom at Yorkdale, and List of Brands/Boutiques [Photos]

The luxury-heavy store features more exterior windows than any Nordstrom location, and is also the 1st newly built Nordstrom in Canada. We took photos of the space, and also provide a list of brands and shop-in-stores.

Nordstrom Opens Flagship to Huge Crowds [Photos/Video/Floor Plans]

Excited fans lined up for the opening of Canada’s second Nordstrom flagship, and sales staff say that the opening weekend has been stellar. We’ve included photos as well as floor plans of the new store, which is expected to be one of the chain’s top performers.
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