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Valentino to Open 1st Standalone Flagship in Canada

Italian luxury brand Valentino will open its first standalone Canadian store this winter at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. It’s the latest luxury brand to open at Canada’s most productive mall, which is on track to become a global leader in brands as well as retail innovation. Valentino will occupy about 4,700 square feet on one… View Article

Selina Tao
October 4, 2018
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Davids Footwear Kicks Off National Retail Expansion with 1st New Store

Toronto-based has opened its first store outside of Toronto at Ottawa’s CF Rideau Centre, and the company plans on eventually operating about 15 stores across the country. Davids carries some of the world’s top luxury brands in its stores, and it is expanding its brand matrix as well as operations following a strategic partnership with… View Article

Selina Tao
October 3, 2018
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Hermes Hosting Unique ‘Carre Club’ Scarf Pop-Up Sept. 28-30

French luxury brand Hermès is hosting one of the more interesting pop-up activations we’ve seen this year on Toronto’s Mink Mile. We attended a preview and were able to take photos and videos for this article. The ‘Hermès Carré Club’ is being hosted at 151 Bloor Street West on Friday, September 28 through to September… View Article

Selina Tao
September 27, 2018

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

Toronto tops list for most new international retailers in North America

For the second year running, Toronto has attracted the most new international retailers out of any North American city.  According to a new CBRE report, Toronto welcomed 40 new international retailers in 2017, the most on record for the city, and more than double New York City’s 15 debuts. Toronto is the only North American location… View Article

Selina Tao
June 5, 2018

Ermenegildo Zegna Launches Canadian Store Expansion in Unique Partnership

Iconic Italian luxury brand Ermenegildo Zegna is expanding its Canadian operations this year with a new standalone flagship in Toronto, as well as a renovation to its Vancouver store. More standalone stores could be on the way in a unique partnership with menswear retailer Harry Rosen. Harry Rosen has had a partnership with Zegna brand… View Article

Selina Tao
May 14, 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

Inside Bloor Street’s New, Exceptionally Swanky Hermes Flagship

For months last fall, the forner Williams-Sonoma plot on Bloor was disguised as a giant orange box, wrapped up like an Hermes scarf, as workers stripped the space to its bones.  The label’s new 6,000 sq.ft. home is over double the size of its previous digs down the street, and containsr all manner of luxurious… View Article

Selina Tao
January 17, 2018