Toronto witnessed a vast expansion of retail landscape in 2012, and soon it will be time to welcome new neighbours to our fashion neighbourhood. Topping our list in excitement for 2013 so far is the announcement that British luxury label ‘Mulberry’ will be opening their first Canadian flagship store at Yorkdale Mall. The mall has had a major resurgence with luxury shoppers, and topped with multi-million dollar renovations, Yorkdale Mall has had no trouble scoring big names like Cartier, Burberry and Tory Burch.
New openings on Bloor Street will bring Dolce & Gabanna, Stuart Weitzman, and a brand new Tiffany & Co. location. Setting up shop in Louis Vuitton’s vacated digs will be Dolce & Gabanna at 111 Bloor St W, Stuart Weitzman will be located 151 Bloor St W, while Tiffany’s will move for their current location to 150 Bloor St W. These brands will be paying top dollar, as Bloor St W is listed as one of the priciest retail locations in the world. Setting up shop down the road in the Yorkville area, designer brand Kate Spade will be opening their second stand alone store in Canada.
The news of American retail chain Target opening across Canada dominated headlines last year, and fashion lovers waiting to get their hands on exclusive designer collaborations won’t have to wait too much longer. Mississauga’s Square One mall will bring Target to the masses this spring. The U.S. based company has been eager to show Canadians they’re here to be contributing partners to the Canadian fashion scene.
Some other great retailers featured on Toronto Is Fashion.com that have set up shop in Toronto recently: