British fashion brand Reiss has opened its second freestanding Canadian store as it expands its brick-and-mortar operations nationally. The store will host an opening event for the public on the evening of May 12.
The 2,400 square foot store at Toronto's CF Sherway Gardens follows the opening of Reiss' first free-standing Canadian store at CF Toronto Eaton Centre in the summer of 2015. In October of this year, Reiss will open its third freestanding Canadian store at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
Reiss has also partnered with Hudson's Bay for its Canadian expansion. Last summer, Reiss also opened men's and women's concessions within Hudson's Bay's Queen Street flagship in Toronto, with more expected to follow.
When we reported on Reiss' Canadian expansion last summer, the company said that it is examining a number of cities in which to possibly open free-standing stores, including Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary. Reiss is seeking retail space in the 2,500 square foot to 3,500 square foot range, ideally in busy shopping centres. Larger locations are ideal, as they allow the brand to showcase its comprehensive men's and women's collections.
Founded in London by David Reiss in 1971, the contemporary-priced, youthful brand sells women's and men's apparel, as well as accessories and footwear. The company recently launched made-to-measure men's suits at selected locations. The company continues to be solely owned by Mr. Reiss.