Inside the New Maison Simons Park Royal [Photos]

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Photo: rockawaytheday via Instagram

Last week, Quebec City-based large-format fashion retailer La Maison Simons opened its 11th location at West Vancouver’s Park Royal South. The 100,000 square foot store features artwork throughout, with exterior design by LEMAYMICHAUD and interiors by Designstead
 
Simons Park Royal is the retailer’s second store outside of the province of Quebec. West Edmonton Mall was the first when it opened in October of 2012. 

Simons will continue its Canadian store expansion outside of Quebec. In March of 2016, it will open a 113,000 square foot Mississauga Square One location and in August of 2016, a 100,000 square foot store at Ottawa's CF Rideau Centre.  In 2017, Simons will open a 92,000 square foot location at The CORE in downtown Calgary, as well as a second Edmonton location, measuring about 100,000 square feet, at Londonderry Mall. In 2018 it will open a store at Toronto's Scarborough Town Centre and in 2019 at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre. CEO Peter Simons says that the retailer could eventually open locations in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, and the Maritimes. 

This article features photos provided by La Maison Simons, via Vancouver-based lifestyle and events blog Modern Mix Vancouver. Peter Simons told Modern Mix, during a media preview, that the West Vancouver store integrates fashion, art and architecture. Other photos are credited from various sources.

  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

West Vancouver-based author/artist Douglas Coupland designed ‘The Bow Tie’ sculpture that hangs from the ceiling in the store’s central atrium (photos above). 

  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

  Photo:  aimeebarrie  via Instagram

Photo: aimeebarrie via Instagram

The 50+ blue flower ceramic sculpture in womenswear, designed by West Vancouver-based Bobbie Burgers, is called ‘Innocence Disobedience’ (photos above). 

  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

  Photo:  aimeebarrie  via Instagram

Photo: aimeebarrie via Instagram

Ping pong balls adorn a creative ceiling installation in the women’s Miiyu lingerie department (photos above). 

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Photo: vancity_underconstruction via Instagram

Sandblasted granite design by artist Jody Broomfield at the store’s south entrance (photo above). 

  CEO Peter Simons. Photo:  jmcbobb  via Instagram

CEO Peter Simons. Photo: jmcbobb via Instagram

  Ground floor plan

Ground floor plan

  Mezzanine level

Mezzanine level

  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

A 50-seat in-store café called Éve (photos above) features French-Canadian inspired food, as well as views of Lions Gate Bridge and Ambleside park from its second-level location. The café also features an exhibit of 15 pieces of art from students of Vancouver-based youth-focused Arts Umbrella. Simons has a three-year commitment to the Arts Umbrella Art Lending Program, according to Modern Mix.

  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

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Photo: vancouverstory via Instagram

  Photo:  aimeebarrie  via Instagram

Photo: aimeebarrie via Instagram

 Ground floor accessories.  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Ground floor accessories. Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

 Young men's 'DJAB' department.  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Young men's 'DJAB' department. Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

 Men's sportswear.  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Men's sportswear. Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

 Men's designer 'Edito' department.  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Men's designer 'Edito' department. Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

 Learn to tie a tie in men's furnishings.  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Learn to tie a tie in men's furnishings. Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

 Homewares.  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Homewares. Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

 Homewares.  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Homewares. Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

 Women's 'Icone' department.  Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

Women's 'Icone' department. Photo: Simons, via Modern Mix Vancouver

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