Prada has opened a boutique at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre Holt Renfrew store. The Prada concession features accessories as well as women’s ready-to-wear and footwear. The shop is about 3,000 square feet and can be accessed both from within Holt Renfrew as well as from an entrance facing the mall. The photo above is the mall entrance to the new Prada store.
The Yorkdale Prada is the latest concession for Prada in Canada. Prada has taken to opening and operating leased concessions around the world and currently operates concessions at Holt Renfrew’s Toronto (Bloor Street), Calgary and Vancouver stores.
Prada joins neighbouring designer concessions including Chanel (which recently opened next to Prada), Gucci, Dior and Louis Vuitton.
Prada also has a 5,889 square foot free-standing flagship at 131 Bloor Street West in Toronto. It features menswear, womenswear, accessories, footwear and fragrances.
We’ve been told that Saks Fifth Avenue intends on opening Prada concessions within its new Canadian stores. In fact, Prada will be one of several key designer concessions that Saks and Holt Renfrew will compete to operate. Nordstrom also has Prada concessions at several of its American stores and may also try to open Canadian Prada concessions.
We’ll keep you updated on Prada’s Canadian store expansion, especially given Saks Fifth Avenue’s intentions to carry the designer in Canada.
Thank you Darrell Bateman for the photo at the top of this article.