The 10 Biggest Canadian Store Openings of 2018
Even though we’re only halfway through 2018, Toronto has already seen some amazing and unique brands opening their doors across the city. From international retailers to local companies, we’ve put together a list of the top 2018 Toronto store openings we’re most excited for. Check them out below and stay tuned for more!
A couple of weeks ago, Israel’s leading beauty brand opened its first Canadian store at CF Sherway Gardens. The cosmetics and lifestyle retailer offers a selection of items for the body, bath products, perfumes, skincare, makeup, nail polish, and aromatic ambiance products for the home. Throughout the years Laline has been leading the category of cosmetic and beauty products that nurture both body and soul.
One of our favourite brands, Consonant Skincare has just opened its flagship store on Queen West. The brand offers 100% natural, clinically proven products. According to Bill Baker, founder and president of Consonant Skincare, the store acts as a hub and gathering place to support customers that are looking to achieve a holistic and healthy lifestyle.
Arguably the biggest store opening of 2018! Nordstrom Rack offers customers a wide selection of on-trend women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion from many of the top brands sold at Nordstrom stores at everyday savings of up to 70% off, including Ted Baker London, Kate Spade New York, Theory, Bobbi Brown and more. The first Nordstrom Rack successfully opened at Vaughan Mills on March 22 to a line of more than 500 customers.
The epitome of classic American style and effortless cool opened their first branch of Levi’s® Store in CF Toronto’s Eaton Centre last month. The Canadian flagship store is exclusively offering Levi’s Authorized Vintage for the first time in Canada. The 5,300 square foot store focuses on customer experience, with tech-supported touchpoints such as call buttons in the fitting rooms to directly request other sizes and assistance. The most amazing part is that the store features a tailor shop where you can customize and alter your favourite denim products.
Paris-based women’s luxury brand Chloé opened its first Canadian standalone store in June at Toronto’s premier shopping destination. The new Chloé in Yorkdale is situated between Saint Laurent and Mr. and Mrs. Italy. The new store is around 2,200 square feet along with Chloé’s iconic powdery rose beige colour scheme. The boutique is designated as Chloé’s Canadian flagship store and carries the brand’s full ready-to-wear line, leather goods, handbags, footwear and luxury accessories.
Located at 364 Queen St. W., the store features two brands in the ASICS family- ASICS and ASICSTIGERTM and offers an innovative and elevated shopping experience. According to the president of this iconic sports performance brand, the flagship store represents the new direction of the brand, offering consumers a brand experience aimed at celebrating movement while offering them the best of our products across both performance and lifestyle.
Sport Chek Kids
In an effort to broaden their consumer offering, Sport Chek has opened its first location dedicated specifically to kids. The new store will be located at Vaughan Mills in the GTA and according to Retail-Insider the new store will span approximately 6,930 square feet. The store will cater to children from infant all the way up to 14, with a goal of creating a one-stop shopping experience for families with active kids.
One of the most innovative sleep companies in the world opened its first Canadian retail space in May 2018 at Toronto’s CF Sherway Gardens. The first Casper Sleep Shop features 4 miniature sleeping areas, all inspired by the comforts of home. In these areas, visitors can experience what it feels like to sleep on one of the most comfortable mattresses in the world.
The store, which currently carries more than 200 prestigious kitchenware brands, was created by DesignAgency and features two shining stories in the Colonnade heritage building. The new location will surprise its visitors with 23 foot high ceilings and dazzling architectural features.
China-based “Japanese lifestyle brand,” Miniso has opened its store in downtown Toronto and Torontonians are definitely excited about it. Anyone who loves discounts and deals will be a big fan of this store. Miniso, seen as a Dollarama competitor, sells kitchenware, cosmetics, notebooks, home decor, electronics and a lot more. Most of these sell for around $2.99 to $5.
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