Kate Spade to Open Canadian Flagship Store

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Kate Spade will open its Canadian flagship location on Toronto's Yorkville Avenue. This will be Canada's second Kate Spade store, following the opening of its first location in November 2012 at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

We are told Kate Spade is searching for and will open multiple Canadian locations. We will update readers when we get further information.

Thank you to 'androiduk' at Urbantoronto.ca for finding the City of Toronto application for the store's renovations.  The address listed on the City of Toronto website is 115 Yorkville Avenue for a building size of about 4000 square feet. At this time we cannot confirm if Remy's, the popular Yorkville Restaurant at this address, will close to be replaced by Kate Spade. Remy's leases its Yorkville premises.

Kate Spade, as a designer label, started in 1993. It opened its first store in NYC in 1996. According to their website:

"crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are hallmarks of kate spade new york. as our world expands, our exuberant approach to the everyday is evident in each category we enter, from handbags and clothing to jewelry, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby, fragrance, tabletop, bedding and gifts. 

kate spade new york has over 80 retail shops and outlet stores across the united states, and more than 100 shops internationally. our colorful products are sold in more than 400 doors worldwide, in every time zone and on every continent. whether in san francisco, sao paulo or shanghai, our shops are always warm and inviting."

It appears despite the company's success, they haven't yet discovered capital letters.

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