*UPDATE: Flare Magazine has reported this store will be 835 square metres, or almost 9,000 square feet. We'll update readers when more information becomes available*
Dolce & Gabbana will open it first free-standing Canadian store at 111 Bloor Street West. The building is 6945 square feet, and the store will occupy most of the space over two floors. Dolce & Gabbana confirms the store will include a full range of men's and women's fashions, accessories and footwear.
Toronto will be the sixth North American city to have a free-standing Dolce & Gabbana store. Dolce & Gabbana has free-standing boutique locations in Bal Harbour Florida, Beverly Hills California, Las Vegas Nevada, New York City and Short Hills, New Jersey.
Dolce & Gabbana currently has a women's shop-in-store at Holt Renfrew's Bloor Street flagship location. Our Holt Renfrew insider says that, to the best of their knowledge, the Holt Renfrew Dolce & Gabbana shop-in-store will remain.
The 111 Bloor Street building is a reconfigured heritage building that previously housed a Louis Vuitton boutique (which recently moved to 150 Bloor W) and before that, a multi-brand mens/women's retailer called Giorgio Couture.
Dolce & Gabbana website: www.dolcegabbana.com