Holt Renfrew Opens Square One Flagship [Photos]

The store's facade features LED screens, similar to Holt's Yorkdale store. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

The store's facade features LED screens, similar to Holt's Yorkdale store. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Holt Renfrew has opened its impressive Janson Goldstein-designed Square One Shopping Centre store in Mississauga. The 130,000 square foot store replaces a smaller unit at Toronto's CF Sherway Gardens, which closed last Sunday. 

The Square One store is located in the mall's new 'luxury wing' which opened in March of this year. Luxury menswear retailer Harry Rosen also anchors the wing with a 20,000 square foot store, and Salvatore Ferragamo opens its latest location in the wing today as well.  

Large men's footwear department in the foreground, with men's departments in behind. The space is flooded with sunlight during the day, and this photo was taken in the evening. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Large men's footwear department in the foreground, with men's departments in behind. The space is flooded with sunlight during the day, and this photo was taken in the evening. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Looking into the accessories hall from the store's mall-facing entrance. 

Looking into the accessories hall from the store's mall-facing entrance. 

Longchamp is one of several in-store boutiques. Several shops are unfinished and will open this summer/fall. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Longchamp is one of several in-store boutiques. Several shops are unfinished and will open this summer/fall. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

The Mississauga Holt's store's two-story facade features a glass curtain wall interspersed with grey graphite stone and 15-foot wide display windows. Its interior features soaring ceilings up to 30 feet in height, atriums, an open staircase, natural light, and unobstructed sight-lines across the store's 90,000 square foot main floor. The entire space is dramatic and unlike any other store in Canada. 

Photo: Holt Renfrew

Photo: Holt Renfrew

Dramatic lighting hangs from the ceiling in the store's jewellery department. A Gucci boutique can be seen behind hoarding in the back. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Dramatic lighting hangs from the ceiling in the store's jewellery department. A Gucci boutique can be seen behind hoarding in the back. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Tiffany & Co. operates a concession within Holt's Square One. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Tiffany & Co. operates a concession within Holt's Square One. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Hugo Boss women's boutique. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Hugo Boss women's boutique. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

The store features a roster of designer brands, including a number of shop-in-stores, some of which have yet to open. In women's handbags, a Longchamp boutique is open and opening soon/this fall will be accessory shop-in-stores for Valentino, Gucci, Kenzo, Balenciaga and others. A large Tiffany & Co. concession neighbours the store's impressive jewellery department. The women's shoe department is large and also features a number of shop-in-stores -- Manolo Blahnik, Ferragamo, Stuart Weitzman and Jimmy Choo are already open, and footwear boutiques for Valentino and Aquazzura are on the way. The women's department features a number of brands ranging from pricey (Chloe/Jason Wu) to the more modest, and a collection of shop-in-stores for Hugo Boss Woman, Max Mara Studio and Eileen Fisher anchor the perimeter of the space. Menswear and men's shoes departments are both very impressive with a variety of designers housed in an environment featuring ample natural light and soaring ceilings. Overall, the environment is bright, airy, high-quality and luxurious -- the fixtures and finishes in the store are exceptional. 

Fun display in the store, with the sunglasses department in behind. Marble features prominently throughout the store. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Fun display in the store, with the sunglasses department in behind. Marble features prominently throughout the store. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

The store's cosmetics hall is large and attractive. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

The store's cosmetics hall is large and attractive. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Chantal Mizerski of Retail Council of Canada examines a lovely $2,750 dress by Canadian designer Wayne Clark. 

Chantal Mizerski of Retail Council of Canada examines a lovely $2,750 dress by Canadian designer Wayne Clark. 

The store features some impressive services, including a master tailor, shoeshine and sneaker cleaning, concierge, valet and more. The store's 'Leather Artisan' is a resident expert who "elevates the customer experiences with bespoke embossing details on any leather accessory and offers full-service repair", according to Holt's. The store also features an impressive jewellery and watch service area, under the guidance of certified watchmakers. 

More than 2,500 square feet on the Square One store's mezzanine level is dedicated to personal shopping, including Holt Renfrew’s second 'Apartment' -- its private luxury shopping suite. Also located on the second level, overlooking the store, is a 2,000 square foot Holt's Café. Neither of these were available to view with the opening of the store, but will be coming soon. 

Salvatore Ferragamo women's footwear boutique. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Salvatore Ferragamo women's footwear boutique. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Valentino women's footwear boutique will open this fall, beside the store's Jimmy Choo salon. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Valentino women's footwear boutique will open this fall, beside the store's Jimmy Choo salon. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Jimmy Choo salon to the left, with the soon-to-open Aquazzura footwear boutique to the right. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Jimmy Choo salon to the left, with the soon-to-open Aquazzura footwear boutique to the right. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Manolo Blahnik shop-in-store to the left, Stuart Weitzman boutique to the right. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Manolo Blahnik shop-in-store to the left, Stuart Weitzman boutique to the right. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Square One is now the company's fourth-largest store, following Holt's 185,000 square foot Bloor Street flagship, its 147,000 square foot Calgary store, and its 146,000 square foot Vancouver flagship. Towards the end of the decade, Holt's will open a combined Ogilvy/Holt Renfrew store in Montreal measuring 220,000 square feet, and its Bloor Street and Vancouver flagships will also see considerable expansions (Vancouver will grow to almost 188,000 square feet when finished early next year).

 

Runway fashion presentation on Wednesday, July 27. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Runway fashion presentation on Wednesday, July 27. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Artist sketches customers in the store's accessories hall. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Artist sketches customers in the store's accessories hall. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Fur salon fun. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Fur salon fun. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Photo: Holt Renfrew

Photo: Holt Renfrew

Oversized shopping bag at the mall entrance to the new Holt's Square One. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.

Oversized shopping bag at the mall entrance to the new Holt's Square One. Photo: Chantal Mizerski, Retail Council of Canada.