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Tiffany & Co.'s new Toronto flagship store is now open. The two-floor, 11,100 square foot store at 150 Bloor Street West replaces a four-floor, 13,450 space at 85 Bloor Street West. Despite its smaller size, the new store features more useable space as well as a more open, modern interior. It is the largest Tiffany & Co. store in Canada, and one of the highest-selling in North America.
The store is about 3,000 square feet at the street level and 8,100 square feet on its second floor. Tiffany is located next door to a flagship Louis Vuitton Maison, which opened last year. The Vuitton Maison is also the largest in Canada.
Tiffany & Co.'s first Canadian store opened in 1991 at 85 Bloor Street West. Tiffany signed a 15-year lease, which it extended by 7 years in 2006. The space is empty and is now for lease.
Since opening its first Toronto store, Tiffany has opened stores Canada-wide. Its second Canadian store opened in 1993 within Vancouver's Holt Renfrew and at 700 square feet, it was tiny compared the Bloor Street flagship. Tiffany has since opened free-standing stores across Canada including 3 in Toronto, 2 in Vancouver and one in each of Calgary and Montreal. A Tiffany store will open this fall at West Edmonton Mall. Smaller Tiffany boutiques, averaging 600-1,500 square feet, are also located within Holt Renfrew stores in Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver.
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[Tiffany & Co. website]