New details have emerged regarding Saks Fifth Avenue‘s first Canadian locations. Two new luxury boutiques have been revealed, both to be located in what Hudson’s Bay Company CEO Richard Baker recently described as being “the single most luxurious department store in Canada”. Saks’ first Canadian locations are scheduled to open in February, though there will be a delay in opening its food halls. The first Saks Canada location will open on Queen Street at the CF Eaton Centre on February 18, 2016 and the second later will open a week later at CF Sherway Gardens on February 25, 2016.
A recent City of Toronto application, brought by parent company Hudson’s Bay Company on behalf of Saks, indicates that a Louis Vuitton shop-in-store will locate within the new Queen Street Saks at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. This will be Louis Vuitton’s third downtown Toronto location and the fourth for the city. Vuitton’s Toronto stores include a freestanding flagship ‘Maison’ at 150 Bloor Street West, as well as concessions within Holt Renfrew locations at 50 Bloor Street West and at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. It will also be the ninth Vuitton store for all of Canada, joining a freestanding unit in Vancouver and Holt Renfrew-housed Vuitton shop-in-store concessions in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and at Ogilvy in Montreal.
Photo: Saks Canada Flagship. Rendering – Hudson’s Bay Co.