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Innisfree Opens 1st Canadian Storefront

By Retail Insider South Korean ‘naturalism-oriented’ cosmetic brand Innisfree has opened its first Canadian storefront at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. A second location will open soon at CF Toronto Eaton Centre as the company kicks off its Canadian store expansion that will soon also include stores in the Vancouver area.  The 2,500 square foot Yorkdale… View Article

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September 5, 2019
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10 Under 40: The Dazzling Dozen

By CSA Staff at CSA Selecting the 10 Under 40 class is one of our most difficult annual duties and many worthy nominees don’t make the final cut. Here are 12 of the worthiest. Chris Ressa, 35Chief operating officer, DLCAs a new rep at DLC, Ressa set a torrid pace of more than 25 deals… View Article

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May 22, 2019

Bloor Street ‘Mink Mile’ Update: Transition Amid Retail Transformation

Toronto’s famed ‘Mink Mile’, representing a portion of the Bloor Street West roughly between Yonge Street to the east and Avenue Road to the west, is seeing substantial changes with significant new construction and new retailers changing the face of the area. New development is having something of a ‘snowball effect’ in the neighbourhood, including… View Article

Selina Tao
August 18, 2018

All Birds Opens 1st Standalone Brick-and Mortar Store in Canada

San Francisco-based footwear brand Allbirds has opened in a retail space on one of the world’s trendiest areas — Toronto’s ‘West Queen West’, as the brand expands its Canadian presence after opening a Canadian online store in March of this year as well as two pop-ups at Nordstrom. The Queen Street pop-up is being used… View Article

Selina Tao
May 30, 2018

Why International Luxury Brands Want a Spot in Canada

Canada represents a significant opportunity for global luxury brands looking to expand by opening stores: that’s the message being conveyed by experts that see this country as a market with room for further growth. Canada is a market that features a growing population of affluent residents, as well as a growing number of Chinese residents,… View Article

Selina Tao
March 27, 2018

Hermes Unveils Impressive Mink Mile Flagship

Iconic French luxury brand Hermès has reopened its Toronto flagship, in a retail space that is considerably larger than its former location up the street. The expanded Hermès marks a milestone in the transformation of Bloor Street West, as it continues to attract global flagships. Now located at 100 Bloor Street West, Hermès’ new Toronto flagship includes… View Article

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November 30, 2017