Upscale shopping appears to be moving eastward on Vancouver's Robson Street, with the scheduled opening of luxury accessories retailer Charals. The 1,100 square foot store will open in the spring at 171 Robson Street, at the base of a hotel which is under construction.
The area is currently home mostly to small-scale restaurants in an area adjacent to the CBC Building and the Vancouver Public Library. Time will tell if other upscale retailers will move onto this part of Robson Street.
Founded in 1986, Charals is an upscale Vancouver-based retailer of writing instruments, leathergoods and luggage. It carries such designer brands as Cartier, Montblanc, RIMOWA, Tumi, and others. This would be the second Charals location in Vancouver, following its long-time lease within Vancouver's upscale Sinclair Centre.