Luxury Italian jeweller Bulgari has opened its first Canadian location at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. It could be the first of several Canadian locations for Bulgari, we’re told, though the retailer is being cautious with any potential expansion plans.
Bulgari’s Toronto store carries the brand’s pricey jewellery collections for women and men, as well as handbags and accessories, timepieces, and fragrances. The store’s exterior facade features oversized windows and soaring marble columns, with the BVLGARI logo backlighted on the cream coloured stone. One of the brand’s key design elements, the Condotti eight point star, lies on the store entrance. The store features bridal, male, accessories, and VIP areas, where pieces can be viewed in privacy.
“Bulgari represents the ultimate in craftsmanship, creativity and innovation,” said Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari. “We are thrilled to open this store and to bring that extraordinary combination to Canada in a manner that perfectly represents the modern Bulgari brand while still paying tribute to our rich Roman heritage.”
The 1,815 square foot Yorkdale boutique is located across from Holt Renfrew in the mall’s ‘luxury wing’, alongside brands such as Mulberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Cartier, Versace, Tiffany & Co, Jimmy Choo, and others. Yorkdale, itself, has created a world-class cluster of luxury retailers in a concentration unrivalled anywhere in Canada. The neighbouring Holt Renfrew houses luxury concessions such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Dior and Giorgio Armani, as well as a vast assortment of upscale brands across various product categories.