Dolce & Gabbana Toronto store, 111 Bloor St. W., nearly finished.

Milan-based fashion house Dolce & Gabbana could shutter if tax fraud convictions against its designers aren't overturned. A Dolce & Gabbana flagship store just opened on Toronto's Bloor Street, and Dolce & Gabbana shops-in-store are located across Canada at selected Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen stores. 

In June, Dolce & Gabbana's designers were found guilty of tax evasion and were ordered to pay a fine of about $440 million, as well as serve 20 months in jail. The designers are appealing the verdict. 

Last week the designers temporarily closed all of their Milan stores out of "indignation". 

In December we first reported that Dolce & Gabbana was opening its first free-standing Canadian location at 111 Bloor Street West in Toronto, replacing a Louis Vuitton store that has moved up the street. The Bloor Street Dolce & Gabbana store opened on the weekend. News of the label's potential shuttering is very untimely.

Dolce & Gabbana is one of the top-performing fashion labels for Holt Renfrew, we've been told. The label does so well, in fact, that it includes some dedicated shops-in-store within selected Holts stores for men and women. The men's version of the label is also carried at selected Harry Rosen locations.

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