The Best Brands That Have Opened Stores In Canada This Year

We’ve had so many incredible brands from around the world hit the Canadian retail scene in the last year. Obviously, we have some other gems to come before the end of 2018 but we wanted to do a roundup of our favourite ones we’ve welcomed into the Canadian sphere in the last year. Here are our top picks:

Miniso

 

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The well known “Chinese dollar store” has continued to grow far and wide after entering Canada. It’s reasonable prices, make it the best spot for picking up cute gifts and home decor. Toronto got the very first location in the lower level of the Eaton Centre.

Nordstrom Rack

 

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Killing it in the Canadian market, the discount brand features accessories, clothing, bags, home decor and more from the high-end retailer Nordstrom. The prices are WAY cheaper more reasonable though. Their first Canadian store ever opened at Vaughan Mills.

Kenneth Cole

 

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NYC based retailer made its way to the north to open its first standalone store in Toronto this year. Located on Queen West, they sell men’s and women’s clothing.

UNTUCKit

 

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Fashionable yet comfortable men’s shirts are now available at Sherway Gardens thanks to UNTUCKit. This is the very first location in Canada.

VDL Cosmetics

 

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VDL cosmetics, short for ‘Violet Dream Luminous,’ is a makeup brand known for its tech-infused, radiant skin illuminators and square lipstick. The company was founded in Seoul and has expanded immensely around South Korea and to Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam and The Philippines. We’re very lucky to have first dibs in Canada, with their very first location in North America.

Asics

 

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The iconic Japanese brand finally opened their multi-storied store on Queen West in March. It’s the go-to spot for all Asics products, whether you are looking for footwear, apparel, or accessories.

Oliver Peoples

 

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The wildly known brand by major fashion consumers finally announced their first ever boutique in Canada this year. The new Toronto boutique carries a wide array of sunglasses and optical for men and women. They’re definitely on the pricer side.