Maska Mode Continues Canadian Expansion, Seeks New Locations

New Yorkville Village Store. Photo: Retail Insider

New Yorkville Village Store. Photo: Retail Insider

Montreal-based women’s fashion retailer Maska Mode continues to expand its Canadian operations, and it’s seeking out new locations for stores. The company is working with a leading brokerage to grow its brick-and-mortar operations. 

Maska Mode recently opened a location inside of Toronto’s Yorkville Village shopping centre, formerly known as Hazelton Lanes. The new Maska Mode store features colourful clothing and accessories, as well as an assortment of women's footwear. The store’s interior is bright and minimalist – white walls and simple, stainless steel fixtures showcase Italian fashions from a variety of designers. Maska Mode carries a number of brands in-store, all imported directly from Italy. 

Jeff Berkowitz of Aurora Realty Consultants said that he’s seeking out new retail locations for Maska Mode in Canada, particularly in Ontario and British Columbia. Aurora Realty Consultants handles Maska Mode’s real estate as brokerage across Canada, and Auora's Toronto VP Jeri Brodie coordinated the deal for the Yorkville Village location. 

Maska Mode joins Andrews, TNT. Ofelia and other retailers at Yorkville Village, which is seeing an overhaul. Click image for PDF plan via First Capital Realty. 

Maska Mode joins Andrews, TNT. Ofelia and other retailers at Yorkville Village, which is seeing an overhaul. Click image for PDF plan via First Capital Realty. 

Mirrored cash desk at the Yorkville Village Store. Photo: Retail Insider

Mirrored cash desk at the Yorkville Village Store. Photo: Retail Insider

Colourful Italian designer clothing on display at the Yorkville Village Store. Photo: Idea Workshop

Colourful Italian designer clothing on display at the Yorkville Village Store. Photo: Idea Workshop

Clothing, accessories and footwear at the Yorkville Village Store. Photo: Idea Workshop

Clothing, accessories and footwear at the Yorkville Village Store. Photo: Idea Workshop

Yorkville Village Store. Photo: Idea Workshop

Yorkville Village Store. Photo: Idea Workshop

According to Aurora Realty Consultants’ website, Maska Mode is seeking retail space in the 1,500 square foot to 2,000 square foot range, both in enclosed malls as well as street-front locations. 

Maska Mode now operates 14 Canadian store locations with five of those in Quebec, five in Ontario, three in Vancouver and one in Calgary. Maska Mode also operates freestanding locations for brands Rinascimento and Imperial. There are currently six Rinascimento locations in Quebec and one in Toronto, and there are three Imperial locations in the province of Quebec. 

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: May 24, 2016