Canada’s first free-standing Vince Camuto store will open this summer at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. It will replace retailer Icon Shoes near an expansion of Yorkdale that will eventually house a Nordstrom store.

For those unfamilar, Vince Camuto is a fashion designer who co-founded popular women’s shoe retailer, Nine West. In 2005, he launched his namesake footwear line. The brand has since expanded into accessories as well as women’s and men’s clothing.

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According to Yorkdale’s lease plan, Icon Shoes occupies about 1,365 square feet.

The shop will be designed and executed by Toronto-based dkstudio inc., which has designed some of Canada’s most prestigious stores including several Louis Vuitton location, Prada at Yorkdale’s Holt Renfrew, and De Beers in Vancouver.

A Vince Camuto outlet store is also located at the Toronto Premium Outlets, its only retail outlet location in Canada.

Next week we’ll reveal a very high-end footwear retailer that will open at Yorkdale, and discuss why it surprised us.

Are you excited for a Vince Camuto store to open in Yorkdale?

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