List of Luxury Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada


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The following is a list of 30 luxury retailers which are either new to Canada, or expanding their operations nationally. Some are confirmed, while others are more speculative. It’s sponsored by Vancouver-based Peregrine, which custom designs and fabricates retail, display, furniture and architectural features for some of the country’s top retailers. 

To have your luxury brand added to this list, email Craig Patterson at: insider@retail-insider.com

STORE NAME LOCATIONS TO OPEN IN CANADA NEW OR EXPANDING ESTIMATED # LOCATIONS POST-EXPANSION
Agent Provocateur Toronto (free-standing) Expanding At least 1, plus multiple concessions at Holt Renfrew
Berluti Vancouver New 1
Brunello Cucinelli Toronto (Yorkville) New 1 or more – we’re awaiting further details
Bulgari Toronto (inner core), Vancouver Expanding 3+, including 1st at Toronto’s Yorkdale
Burberry Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver Expanding 6-7 freestanding, 10 concessions
Cartier Vancouver (replacement location(s)) Expanding 3-5+
Chanel Vancouver, suburban Toronto? Expanding 7+
Christian Dior Vancouver, Toronto (Bloor St) New 2 freestanding flagships, 5-6 concessions
David Yurman Toronto (inner core), Vancouver Expanding 3+ including 1st at Toronto’s Yorkdale
De Beers Toronto (Yorkville) Expanding 2 (including Vancouver) + concession at Holts Yorkdale
Fendi Casa Toronto New At least 1 is confirmed – article to follow
Giorgio Armani TBA New TBA
Jimmy Choo Toronto (inner core), Vancouver Expanding 3+ including 1st at Toronto’s Yorkdale
John Varvatos Vancouver Expanding 2+ including 1st at Toronto’s Yorkdale
Ladurée Toronto (speculated) New 1+ anticipated
Max Mara Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal Expanding 6 (estimated)
Miu Miu TBA Expanding 5+ concessions anticipated
Moncler Vancouver, possibly 2nd Toronto store Expanding 2-3+, including 1st at Toronto’s Yorkdale
Montblanc TBA Expanding 6+
Mulberry Vancouver Expanding 3+ (including 2 Toronto stores)
Prada Vancouver, others TBA Expanding 2+ freestanding + multiple concessions.
Pomellato Vancouver (Pacific Centre) New At least one is confirmed – article to follow
Porsche Design Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal & possibly Edmonton Expanding As many as 8
Salvatore Ferragamo Toronto (Yorkville), others TBA Expanding 3+ freestanding
Sandro/Maje TBA New 3+ freestanding + concessions at Hudson’s Bay
Strellson Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver Expanding 4+
Theory TBA New TBA
Versace Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver Expanding 4-5
Versace Home Vancouver New 1



Today’s Retail News From Around The Web: September 22, 2014

Article Author

Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Now located in Toronto, Craig is a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada. He's also the Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. He is also President & CEO of Vancouver-based Retail Insider Media Ltd.

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6 COMMENTS

    • Hello Emmy,

      We can confirm Gucci’s expansion plans for Canada will include an updated Vancouver location, as well as multiple new concessions and possibly a Calgary location. As for Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta, we’re awaiting details and it’s safe to say that that they’ll eventually launch in Canada, likely in Toronto and possibly in Vancouver.

    • We’ve had to hold off – as far as we’re aware, Dior hasn’t signed a lease on Bloor Street. A source confirms Dior was talking with 85 Bloor St. W.’s landlord, though nothing has come of that as far as we know.

      We suspect Dior will land on Bloor, and we’ll report when we learn more.

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