Popular American fashion brand Kate Spade will open three more Canadian locations this year. One will be at Ottawa’s Rideau Centre, one at Toronto Eaton Centre, and a third at Vancouver’s Pacific Centre. This will grow Spade’s Canadian store count from four to seven, as well as two outlet locations.
According to the City of Toronto Building Application Status website, the Toronto Eaton Centre location will locate between Lacoste and Club Monaco on the mall’s third level. According to a lease plan, Kate Spade will measure 1,815 square feet.
Rideau Centre confirms that its new Ottawa location will open in June. Kate Spade will locate on the mall’s third level next to Michael Kors.
Job postings are being advertised for the new Pacific Centre store, and we’re awaiting further details as to its exact size and location.
Kate Spade’s first Canadian location opened in October of 2012 at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and its second location opened in May of 2013 at 138 Cumberland Street in Toronto’s Yorkville area. Its third location opened at West Edmonton Mall in the spring of 2014 and its most recent location opened last November at West Vancouver’s Park Royal. Kate Spade also operates outlet locations at the Toronto Premium Outlets, and the Outlet Collection at Niagara.
New York City-based Kate Spade is a popular mid-priced designer label that features handbags and accessories, women’s ready-to-wear, footwear, stationery and address books, fragrances, eyewear and a home collection. Given the company’s variety of offerings, it has become referred to as a ‘lifestyle accessories and fashion brand’. Kate Spade herself left the company in 2006 when she sold her shares of the company to Neiman Marcus, relinquishing creative control. The Kate Spade brand is now owned by Kate Spade & Company.