Anine Bing to Open 2nd Canadian Storefront at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto

February 14, 2024

Los Angeles-based women’s contemporary fashion brand Anine Bing is opening its second Canadian storefront in a retail space at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville area this spring. It follows the recent opening of Bing’s first Canadian storefront at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

The new Anine Bing location at the Four Seasons, in a retail space at the southeast corner of Bay and Scollard Streets, was previously occupied by retailer Archives which shut its physical store during the pandemic. The retail space spans 1,193 square feet with a wide frontage at 1275 Bay Street. Mitchell Dearman of MCD Retail represented Anine Bing in the lease deal, with CBRE’s Urban Retail Team, under the direction of Arlin Markowitz and Emily Everett, acting on behalf of the landlord.

Arlin Markowitz said in a statement that the opening of Anine Bing at the Four Seasons Hotel, “marries the two world class brands at the height of fashion and hospitality in a lease that while small in square footage, will have a big impact on the Bloor-Yorkville node”.

Future Anine Bing at 1275 Bay Street in Toronto. Photo: Graig Patterson

Anine Bing at Yorkdale (Image: Anine Bing)

Anine Bing opened its first Canadian store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre in the fall of 2023. The 1,400 square foot location between Longchamp and a new Marc Jacobs store is across from Holt Renfrew, and features a minimalist interior.

The Anine Bing brand was founded by the designer of the same name in 2012, and is known to bring in “elements of Scandinavian simplicity with American energy” to its clothing and other product categories that include jewellery, accessories, bags and footwear. The brand has a following, which means despite fact that the Four Seasons Hotel is a distance from Bloor Street and Yorkville’s main shopping areas, Anine Bing is expected to attract clients and see success in the new Bloor-Yorkville store.

Anine Bing has 15 stores in the United States, including a mix of street front and mall stores. The company also has nine stores internationally in markets including London (3 stores), Paris (2 stores), Berlin, Melbourne (2 stores), and Sydney.

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