TUMI is on Canada-wide store expansion. Next stop: Calgary's Chinook Centre

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Tumi is officially on a cross-Canada store expansion, and its third Canadian location will be at Calgary's Chinook Centre. Mall management won't confirm Tumi's exact location but they do confirm it will open in early 2014. Tumi is already hiring for the store and you can find job postings at this link.

For those unfamiliar, Tumi is a New Jersey-based manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of travel bags and accessories. It has more recently branched into the lucrative handbag retail market. Tumi has over 120 stores worldwide and over 200 shop-in-store locations.

Tumi's first Canadian store opened in November at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre. A second Canadian store will open next month at West Edmonton Mall. A Vancouver Tumi retail space opened in November as well though it's not technically a Tumi boutique since it shares space with luggage retailer Rimowa within a store called 'Artino'. A Tumi shop-in-store also opened in December 2013 within a multi-brand luxury duty-free space at Toronto's Pearson Airport (put link).

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Thank you to two sources for this tip: Trevor Hanlan and a tipster from Calgary who prefers to remain anonymous. 


[West Edmonton Mall website]

[Tumi website]

GUCCI, BULGARI, FERRAGAMO SHOPS OPEN AT TORONTO'S PEARSON AIRPORT

Toronto's

Pearson International Airport

has opened a collection of luxury designer boutiques, located in Terminal 1, International (Non-US) Departures near Gate E76. The shops are operated by

Nuance Group

. Some of these are either the first in Canada or one of very few in the country. Shops include the following:

  • Burberry
  • Coach
  • Longchamp
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Swarovski
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Bugari
  • Montblanc
  • Gucci
  • Omega
  • Longines
  • Tissot
  • Rado
  • Tumi

The airport's 

Bulgari

 shop is currently the only store location in Canada. Bulgari once had a 700 square foot store at Toronto's

Royal des Versailles

Jewellers at 101 Bloor Street West. The shop closed several years ago, and the space is now occupied by a small

Rolex

shop.

Salvatore Ferragamo

has two other Canadian store locations: one in Vancouver (which has been open for decades) and second location, recently opened, at Toronto's

Yorkdale Shopping Centre

. The company is also said to be scouting retail space in Toronto's Bloor Street/Yorkville area.

Omega

's only free-standing Canadian store is currently located within the

Hotel Vancouver

. A free-standing Toronto store is rumoured to be opening in 2014, and we'll report more when we can confirm its location.

Photo by Bernadette Morra, Editor-in-Chief, Fashion Magazine [

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]

Photos in this article were provided by

Pearson International Airport

except for the above photo by Ms. Morra. 

Thank you to ACT7 of

Urban Toronto

 for being our source for this article. 

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TUMI TO OPEN 2ND CANADIAN STORE AT WEST EDMONTON MALL

Photo: Darrell Bateman (darrellinyvr, Flickr)
Tumi will soon open its second free-standing Canadian store at West Edmonton Mall. It will be located on the mall's second level between MAC Cosmetics and Jacob, close to the mall's 'World Waterpark' (see map below).

For those unfamiliar, Tumi is a New Jersey-based manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of travel bags and accessories. It has more recently branched into the lucrative handbag retail market. Tumi has over 120 stores worldwide and over 200 shop-in-store locations.



Tumi's first Canadian store opened in November at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre. A Vancouver Tumi retail space opened in November as well though it's not technically a Tumi boutique since it shares space with luggage retailer Rimowa within a store called 'Artino'. A Tumi shop-in-store also opened in December 2013 within a multi-brand luxury duty-free space at Toronto's Pearson Airport (put link). 

Tumi products are also available at various Canadian retailers including Harry RosenHolt Renfrew and Taschen! stores.  

Thank you to Darrell Bateman for both being the source of this article, as well as providing us with the above photo. 

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[West Edmonton Mall website]

[Tumi website]

TUMI'S 1st CANADIAN STORE OPENS IN TORONTO

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Tumi's first fully-dedicated store opened on November 22nd at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The 1,285 square foot store is located between jewellers Thomas Sabo and Maison Birks.

For those unfamiliar, Tumi is a New Jersey-based manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of travel bags and accessories. It has more recently branched into the lucrative handbag retail market. Tumi has over 120 stores worldwide and over 200 shop-in-store locations.

This is technically Canada's first full-fledged Tumi store, as the one we reported on in Vancouver is a combined Tumi and Rimowa retailer. 


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RIMOWA TO OPEN 2nd CANADIAN RETAIL STORE SPACE ON VANCOUVER'S ALBERNI STREET

Rendering of the Vancouver Rimowa retail store space. Tumi will occupy the right-hand side of this rendering. Photo Source: Brill Communications

***** Update: This store opened November 14th, 2013*****

A RIMOWA retail store space will open early next month on Vancouver's upscale Alberni Street. It will share space with Tumi, which we previously reported will replace the Betsey Johnson store at 1033 Alberni Street.

RIMOWA will occupy one-half of a new store to be called Artino, which will also include a Tumi retail store space. The Artino store will be about 1,550 square feet in total, according to its owner. It is being referred to as a 'collaborative retail space', alluding to the fact that it will be shared by two retailers.


Current Rimowa/Tumi space, finishing construction on Alberni Street. Photo: Colin Arber


This will be Canada's second RIMOWA retail store space, following the opening of a free-standing RIMOWA store location on Toronto's St. Thomas Street. 

For those unfamiliar, RIMOWA originated in Germany and is considered to be a premium luggage brand. Products are lightweight and very durable. Both aluminium and high-tech polycarbonates are used for some of the products.


Interior design of the retail store space. Photo Source: Brill Communications

“This store marks a big step for the brand in the Canadian marketplace,” said Carsten Kulcke, Executive Vice President of RIMOWA North America Inc.  “As a Canadian manufacturer, we see the importance of being present in upscale shopping destinations throughout the country. The new Artino store is a perfect fit for us.”

In Downtown Vancouver, RIMOWA products are also carried at stores MEGO and Charals.

Interior rendering. Photo Source: Brill Communications

Vancouver's Alberni Street and the immediate area continues to see the opening of new luxury retailers. Tory Burch and De Beers recently opened Alberni Street stores, while Mont Blanc recently opened on neighbouring Burrard Street. Christian Dior will also open at the neighbouring Hotel Vancouver. We'll update you on more luxury retailers opening in Vancouver's retail "luxury zone". 

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TUMI STORE (CANADA'S FIRST?) OPENING AT YORKDALE SHOPPING CENTRE

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Tumi will open its first free-standing Toronto store at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The store will be almost 1,300 square feet and will be located between Birks jewelers and Thomas Sabo. We expect the store will open some time in September. 

It could technically be Canada's first Tumi store, as the one we reported on in Vancouver will be a combined Tumi and Rimowa retailer. 

For those unfamiliar, Tumi is a New Jersey-based manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of travel bags and accessories. It has more recently branched into the lucrative handbag retail market. Tumi has over 120 stores worldwide and over 200 shop-in-store locations.

Tumi products are also available at various Canadian retailers including Betty Hemmings, Harry RosenHolt Renfrew and Taschen! stores.  

Thank you to our source for this article, ACT7 of Urban Toronto. ACT7 first alerted us to Tumi's Toronto store in May, and just learned of its exact location.

[Tumi website]

TUMI TO OPEN FIRST CANADIAN STORE IN VANCOUVER

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Tumi will open its first free-standing Canadian store at 1033 Alberni Street in Vancouver. It will replace a Betsey Johnson store that formerly occupied the 1,500 square foot space. The Tumi store will be a licensed franchise.

For those unfamiliar, Tumi is a New Jersey-based manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of travel bags and accessories. It has more recently branched into the lucrative handbag retail market. Tumi has over 120 stores worldwide and over 200 shop-in-store locations.  


A second Canadian Tumi store will open in Toronto in September, according to our Retail Insider ACT7 of Urban Toronto. More Canadian locations are expected to follow. Tumi products are also available at various Canadian retailers including Betty Hemmings, Harry RosenHolt Renfrew and Taschen! stores.  


In addition, Vancouver's Alberni Street will see the arrival of several other upscale retailers including Christian DiorTory Burch and De BeersMont Blanc recently opened a store around the corner at 717 Burrard Street and several more luxury retailers will be opening both on and near Vancouver's Alberni Street.


Tumi website: www.tumi.com