Hudson’s Bay continues to add pricey brands as it becomes more upscale, with some labels formerly only available at Holt Renfrew. Brands have recently been added to the store’s accessories, footwear and men’s and women’s ready-to-wear departments, competing directly with similar selections at Nordstrom, Holt’s, and other upscale retailers.

Various Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada have recently added shops for Kate Spade andMarc by Marc Jacobs accessories, joining an ever increasingly upscale selection of leathergoods. Pricey footwear brands such as Sophia WebsterMelissa by Vivienne Westwood,Hugo BossLoeffler RandallDiane von Furstenberg, and Ron White have been added to several Hudson’s Bay locations. Hudson’s Bay’s best flagships now carry men’s and women’s fashion collections such as The Kooples, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vince and Theory — all of which are also carried at Holt Renfrew locations across Canada. Furthermore, Nordstrom’s Canadian stores will also carry many of these brands, as evidenced by the brand mix at its new Calgary location

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