Throughout 2023, we saw the momentum of retail really flourish again post-COVID. After years of struggle, bankruptcies, and closures, it’s refreshing to see so many retail store openings here in Toronto. Although businesses are of course still feeling the after-effects of a global pandemic, we have high-hopes for the future of retail! Toronto welcomed plenty of new stores this year across all categories, so there’s no definitely no shortage of stores to shop from!
Here are the top store openings that happened in Toronto this year
Ralph Lauren opened its first full-price luxury store in Canada at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre with plans for more standalone stores to open in the future! The store features Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, and Lauren by Ralph Lauren.
Toronto is the home to 9 Sephora locations, and another one is coming soon! This year, Sephora opened a new store in Dufferin Mall and announced plans to open in The Well in the near future. No matter where you are in Toronto, odds are there’s a Sephora nearby.
Adidas opened its latest flagship at The Well, labelled The Collection, which serves as a unique elevated boutique shopping experience. The large storefront features sustainable design elements such as a green footwear wall with live plants as well as reclaimed gym flooring. It’s definitely worth a visit!
Alexanderwang opened its first-ever Canadian flagship on Bloor Street in Toronto in November 2023! The store features the brand’s full collection, including women’s RTW, footwear, and accessories, as well as new collections like the recently re-launched Men’s collection, Bodywear, and (for the first time in stores) kid’s collection.
Alo Yoga currently has 3 stores in Toronto, with 1 more to come soon! The popular activewear brand’s most recent location opened in Toronto’s Eaton Centre this year, with prior stores at Yorkdale and on Bloor. Its next location is coming soon to Sherway Gardens.
The popular New York-based streetwear brand Kith entered Canada by opening a massive 2-story retail location in Toronto at 78 Yorkville Avenue. The retail spot also includes a Kith Treats ice cream bar and Sadelle’s restaurant. The store carries its own in-house fashion products, as well as a range of other brands such as The Attico, ReDone, Gucci, and so many more!
Everyone’s favourite wholesale store, Costco, opened another Toronto location at 2260 Islington Ave in the Rexdale neighbourhood. And it’s huge!
The Body Shop opened a new Changemaker’s Workshop flagship store in Yorkdale, marking The Body Shop’s 6th Changemaker location in Canada. The concept is designed to give customers an immersive, sensorial product experience, as well as empower Canadians to channel their inner activist – inviting them to participate in social and environmental causes that are important to them and their community. We love to see it!
Sustainable fashion and homeware brand Kotn has continued its retail growth, opening its 5th retail store located at 978 Queen St. E. Customers can shop Kotn’s full collection, as well as an assortment of exclusive pieces crafted just for the Leslieville location. There’s even a cafe in the back!
Contemporary clothing and accessory store Mango finally opened its first official flagship in Canada at Yorkdale Shopping Centre earlier this year. Since then, other locations have opened at Eaton Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, and Fairview – with more expected to come!
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