Pacific Centre's current 975 square foot Max Mara will take over about 1,000 square feet of the adjacent La Swiss watch store, creating a roughly 2,000 square foot Max Mara space. The remainder of La Swiss will be occupied by Pomellato, which will also take over adjacent 460 square foot Pacific Pen Shop (see lease plan below). Both Max Mara and Pomellato will be operated by franchise holder Vestis Fashion Group.
For those unfamiliar, Max Mara is a luxury Italian fashion house established in 1951. It is known for its womenswear as well as accessories and shoes, and has stores around the world. Max Mara also retails other fashion lines including Weekend by Max Mara, which has two (and soon, three) stores in Metro Vancouver.
In an interview with Vestis Fashion Group owner Catherine Guadagnuolo, we learned that she also plans to open a Weekend Max Mara store in Pacific Centre. Weekend will be in Pacific Centre's new retail expansion, to be located directly downstairs from Nordstrom. Her Weekend Max Mara store is expected to open in September, 2015.
Source: Catherine Guadagnuolo, founder and owner of Vestis Fashion Group.
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