Harry Rosen kicks off its 60th anniversary celebrations

Menswear retailer Harry Rosen is celebrating its 60th birthday, starting this weekend. We've been told that many new things will be in store and we'll report on them over the coming weeks and months.

On Saturday, February 8th, Harry Rosen will begin celebrations by giving out cupcakes at its stores.

One of its biggest 60th birthday announcements, made already, is the construction of a new 18,000 square foot flagship store at Ottawa's Rideau Centre. It will join new retailers at the mall including a 157,000 square foot Nordstrom store, as well as a 105,000 square foot La Maison Simons store.

We'll also do an updated article on the company's Yorkdale Shopping Centre store, which has seen substantial upgrades as well as a considerable expansion that now has it occupying more than 30,000 square feet.

Harry Rosen will no doubt see increased competition as Saks Fifth Avenue opens Canadian stores, and Holt Renfrew continues to expand. Holt Renfrew will open a menswear store directly across the street from Harry Rosen's 55,000 square foot Toronto Bloor Street flagship, though Holt's store will be considerably smaller.

We'll keep you updated on what changes are in store for Harry Rosen as it celebrates 60 years of operations in Canada.

[Harry Rosen website]