|Photo: Yorkdale Shopping Centre Twitter|
Canada's first-and second-largest Louis Vuitton stores are both substantial, two-level flagships referred to as 'Maisons'. The second-largest store, which was also the first Louis Vuitton Maison to appear in Canada, opened at the Hotel Vancouver in December 2010. It's about 10,000 square feet. An even larger Maison opened in Toronto in September 2012, at over 15,000 square feet. These are Canada's only free-standing Louis Vuitton stores, as a free-standing shop in Banff, Alberta closed in May of 2011.
Canada's other Louis Vuitton stores are all located within department stores. These include Vuitton concessions at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto (Yorkdale Shopping Centre and 50 Bloor St. W.). A 3,200 square foot Louis Vuitton shop is also located within Montreal's iconic Ogilvy department store.
Yorkdale's Holt Renfrew store is undergoing a substantial expansion and renovation, and we'll be doing a comprehensive article about it when completed.
[Louis Vuitton website]
[Holt Renfrew website]