Mackage Targets New Markets with Canadian Expansion

  Yorkdale store. Rendering: Burdifilek via Style Democracy

Yorkdale store. Rendering: Burdifilek via Style Democracy

Upscale Montreal-based fashion brand Mackage will open two Toronto stores this year and according to its broker, will look to open in new markets. Its first and only Canadian store opened last year near Montreal. 

In August of this year, Mackage will open its second freestanding Canadian location on the third level of CF Toronto Eaton Centre, in a 1,840 square foot space between retailers AllSaints and Kate Spade. Following in October of this year will be a Mackage location at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre, in the mall's new wing that will be anchored by a 196,000 square foot Nordstrom as well as Japanese retailer Uniqlo. According to representative broker Jeff Berkowitz of Aurora Realty Consultants, Mackage will set its sights on Vancouver as it continues its Canadian store expansion. 

Mackage's first freestanding Canadian store opened in October of 2015 at CF Carrefour Laval, north of Montreal. The 2,133 square foot store was designed by Burdifilek and features interiors reminiscent of a ski chalet with wood beamed ceilings and wood floors. 

  Lease plan: Cadillac Fairview

Lease plan: Cadillac Fairview

  CF Toronto Eaton Centre store. Rendering: Burdifilek via Style Democracy

CF Toronto Eaton Centre store. Rendering: Burdifilek via Style Democracy

Founded in Montreal in 1999 by Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan, Mackage is known for its detailed, tailored outerwear in leather, down and wool for men and women. It also boasts a successful accessories business, including a line of handbags featuring a signature arrow embellishment. The company is part of fashion conglomerate APP Group, which also includes upscale clothing brand SOIA & KYO. In Canada, Mackage sells its products in a number of retailers including Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, Aritzia, La Maison Simons and Mendocino, among others. It is also available in the United States at upscale retailers including Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.

Renderings above originally appeared in an article on this topic by Style Democracy

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: April 26, 2016