For those on the hunt for the latest and greatest, you’ve come to the right place. On this list, you’ll find the newest store launches in Toronto and the GTA, as well as some special limited-time pop-up shops.
From a one-of-a-kind experience from Google to new flagship stores opening across the city, there are so many exciting retail spaces to explore.
Toronto-based jewellery brand, Armed, has found a home in the neighbourhood of Parkdale. The new flagship store is big and bright with white, gold, velvet, and wood detailing. Here, visitors can shop Armed’s collection of necklaces, sunglass chains, rings, and more, as well as a selection of vintage clothing. Keep your eyes peeled for the launch of Armed Home, which will feature a carefully curated collection of home furnishings.
Where: 1380 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario
Nestled in Yorkville, UNIKA is the new kid on the block creating custom swimwear. The storefront and studio is different than most swimwear stores — here you choose the fabric, fit, and silhouette. No order is too complicated for the all-woman team at UNIKA, and custom orders take just 8-10 days.
Where: 101 Yorkville Ave., Toronto, Ontario
While the store itself might not be brand new, it has gotten a huge upgrade! MUJI Atrium, across from CF Toronto Eaton Centre, is now the largest MUJI outside of Asia. The new flagship includes a coffee counter, an aroma bar, and a MUJI Yourself station where shoppers can digital print directly onto purchases or laser engrave items.
Where: 595 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario
Mississauga is now home to the GTA’s third OVO store. Located in Square One Shopping Centre across from the Microsoft store, fans can shop OVO’s collection of hoodies, tees, footwear, and more, along with the OVO Kids line, which is exclusively featured at the location.
Where: Square One Shopping Centre, 100 City Centre Dr., Mississauga, Ontario
‘Earth Luxe’ Holiday Pop-up in Yorkville Village
When: Now to mid-December
Where: 55 Avenue Road West, Toronto, Ontario
This will be different than the Bayview Village, as that one featured all brands used at the Hammam Spa, whereas the Saks Pop-up is a space in that store that exclusively features Céla. The Pop-Up will also feature the brand’s two newest products the Essential Face Mist and Essential Face Cream which will be launching mid-December.
When: Now to the end of December
Where: 176 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario
Pixel Records by Google
Google plays homage to the traditional record store with its latest activation. Dubbed Pixel Records, visitors are invited into the space to test out the Google Pixel 3. Handed the phone upon arrival, guests can roam around the space and go snap crazy, testing out the camera on Instagram-worthy installations. Visit our friends at Retail-Insider for more details.
When: Now to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Where: 202 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario
The future is here, and this pop-up by Amazon proves it. Located at CF Eaton Centre, visitors are invited into the smart home to see what life with Alexa is like. From turning on appliances to setting temperatures of rooms, there’s (almost) nothing that she can’t do. The pop-up is also Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar in Canada, so be sure to check out the one-of-a-kind experience before it’s too late.
When: Now to Monday, December 31, 2018
Where: 220 Yonge St. (Yonge and Shuter intersection), Toronto, Ontario
KOMBI Canada, a winter accessory specialist, will be opening the doors to its first-ever pop-up right here in Toronto! Visitors can drop by Union Station to experience and shop the Canadian-made brand for themselves. In addition, KOMBI has partnered with Salvation Army to collect gently used mittens or gloves. Donations will get you 20% off in-store.
When: Now to Monday, December 31, 2018
Where: Union Station, Toronto, Ontario
With a mission to end the stigma surrounding HIV, Casey House will be opening a spa. Visitors can enjoy a variety of free, rejuvenating treatments provided by HIV+ Healers. Those interested can book services like hand, neck, back, and shoulder treatments, or a mini facial online. If you’d like to support the initiative but can’t make the pop-up, you can make a donation on the Casey House website.
When: Friday, November 30, 2018 to Saturday, December 1, 2018
Where: 128 Peter St., Toronto, Ontario
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