Saks Fifth Avenue has commenced preparations to build its first two Canadian locations. Room is being created for its Canadian flagship in Downtown Toronto, and hoarding is up for Saks’ Sherway Gardens store. Both locations are scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. In total, Canada is expected to house seven Saks stores, with Montreal and Vancouver each confirmed for at least one Saks location. Speculation persists that Saks could also open stores in Calgary and Edmonton.

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Saks replaces part of Sherway Gardens’ former Sears location.

Saks’ Canadian flagship will occupy an estimated 150,000 square feet within Hudson’s Bay‘s 850,000 square foot Toronto Eaton Centre location. Sources at Hudson’s Bay say that space is being created on the store’s second floor for Saks, currently occupied by menswear. The store’s licensed TopMan department has been relocated and will eventually be housed on the store’s fifth floor, and we’re awaiting further details as to the exact configuration of Saks’ Toronto Eaton Centre flagship.Nordstrom’s 213,000 square foot Toronto Eaton Centre store will open several months after Saks, in the fall of 2016…

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