Vancouver

Holiday Photo Series: City Square Mall in Vancouver

The unique shopping centre across from Vancouver City Hall features integrated heritage buildings and a mix of retailers.

Inside Canada’s 1st Apple Store Flagship, Located in Downtown Vancouver [Photos]

Apple has unveiled an impressive two-level space at the corner of Georgia and Howe Streets at CF Pacific Centre.

Vancouver Retail to be Strong for Remainder of 2022 as New Brands Look to Market [Report/Interview]

A report by JLL shows fundamentals in the Vancouver market are strong with high demand from global brands for particular locations.

Retailers Strategize on People, Profits, and Purpose at the Retail West Conference, October 27, 2022

The one day event will be held in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore.

JD Group’s ‘size?’ Opens Second Canadian Flagship

The flagship storefront boasts soaring ceilings and is off the beaten path from busy Robson Street.

Inside Canada’s 1st Pret a Manger Location in Vancouver [Photos]

A&W has launched a retail presence for the popular UK-based foodservice concept after announcing a partnership this spring.

Vancouver Seeing Record-Low Vacancies as Retail Roars Back [Study/Interview]

Vancouver is the "polar opposite of everywhere else in North America" says an expert from Colliers which found that a lack of pandemic lockdowns has resulted in an unexpectedly robust rebound.

Retail Profile: Gastown Area in Vancouver (Spring 2022)

Lee Rivett tours the historic neighbourhood that has seen several new upscale retailers added since the start of the pandemic.

Vancouver Retail Leasing Picks Up Including Shift from Downtown to W. 4th: Study

International entrants are already leasing space in Vancouver again with a shift to new locations amid changing traffic patterns.

US Brand Allbirds to Enter Canada with 1st Stores: Interview

The sustainability-focused footwear and fashion brand has confirmed that it will open two stores in Canada this year as it launches an expansion into new countries following an IPO last year.

Toronto-Based Brand Kotn Launches Expansion with Several Stores Planned Including 1st Vancouver Location: Interview

As many as eight new stores are planned for North America over the next year and a half. The impact-driven lifestyle brand has a charitable component that has already built 15 schools in rural Egypt.

Indigo Unveils First-of-its-Kind Beauty and Wellness Shop-in-Store in Vancouver: Interview/Photos

The initiative is part of a rollout for the retailer as it diversifies its offerings based on consumer preferences, according to an executive in an interview.

Vancouver Retail Market Most Resilient in Canada Following Pandemic Struggles: Report/Interview

JLL says that Vancouver has fared better than other markets and that luxury brands are among the players looking to move in to cater to Asian consumers.

Hudson’s Bay to Redevelop Downtown Vancouver Flagship with an Eye to the Future of Retail: Interview with President Wayne Drummond 

The historic flagship will see an office tower built above, a new transit interchange, and a new tech-heavy smaller store as Hudson's Bay looks to the future of retail.

Hudson’s Bay Flagship Store in Downtown Vancouver to Be Redeveloped

The retail component of the department store is expected to be downsized, which is part of a trend as HBC redevelops its downtown Canadian assets.

Chopard Relocates Vancouver Storefront to Alberni Street in the City’s Luxury Zone [Photos]

The boutique features the brand's high jewellery collections including unique pieces.

Omega Relocates Downtown Vancouver Store at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver [Photos]

The new boutique includes several lounge areas, a library, as well as champagne and coffee bars.

Luxury Resell Boutique Mine & Yours Opens Impressive Storefront in Vancouver’s Yaletown Area [Photos]

The popular retailer has been in business for almost a decade and is now looking at expanding into other markets in Canada.

Vancouver’s Luxury Zone Expanding Along 1100 Block of Alberni Street with Addition of Tudor and Chopard Boutiques

The two luxury brands join Rolex and Burberry on the luxury zone that continues to stretch westward. 

Rumour: Ritz Carlton Hotel to Open at CF Pacific Centre in Vancouver 

Multiple sources have come forward to share that the luxury hotel will replace the vacated Four Seasons.

CNTRBND to Relocate Yaletown Store in Vancouver to Gastown 

The edgy multi-brand luxury retailer will double the size of its Vancouver store with a relocation that was a year in the making. 

Maison Kitsuné to Open 1st Canadian Store and Café in Vancouver’s Historic Gastown 

The popular Paris-based brand, known for its fashions, music and café concept, will enter the Canadian market with a storefront in an up-and-coming area of the city. 

YUM Candy Store Survives Pandemic in Vancouver

Sweet shop and ice cream retailer in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood

Podcast: Gucci Relocates to Expand Downtown Vancouver Store into Flagship

Craig and Lee discuss Gucci’s plans to expand the standalone Fairmont Hotel Vancouver store into a flagship by annexing the adjacent Omega retail space. In the meantime, Gucci has relocated to Thurlow and Alberni Streets in the former Escada space.

Gucci to Expand and Renovate Hotel Vancouver Store into Flagship

The Italian luxury brand will feature its newest design concept in an expanded space in an iconic hotel.
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