10 exciting brands coming to YorkdaleAugust 16, 2022
Italy, Canada, Sweden, Spain, New Zealand, Denmark, France, USA. No, it’s not the roster of attendees for the next G20 summit, rather, it’s the impressive international background of the latest powerhouse brands announced at Yorkdale. Ten more of the world’s most exciting names in fashion, athletics, beauty and fragrance are opening their doors at Canada’s leading retail destination including Emporio Armani, Ganni, Fendi, Acne Studio, Alo Yoga, Allbirds, Diptyque, and Mejuri.
Yorkdale is no stranger to headline-making retail. In the last two decades, Oxford Properties has invested over $500 million to fund five separate expansions. The internationally-renowned shopping centre boasts the densest clustering of luxury brands in Canada, and, in 2021, added a 25,000 square foot Nike flagship store – the largest Nike store in Canada – as well as Canada's first Alexander McQueen and Celine boutiques. Many other stores, including Cartier, Bulgari, David Yurman, OVO, Tory Burch, Burberry, and Browns, are also getting a facelift with renovations or relocations to larger spaces in the mall, a great sign for strong continued growth.
With a constantly-expanding footprint, the 18 million annual visitors may need Yorkdale’s interactive site map to navigate the retail labyrinth, but for neighbourhood residents, like those at TRETTI and Nørdic, Yorkdale’s spacious retail halls will start to feel like a second home - the perfect place to pop in and pick up a gift, shop a new look, meet friends for lunch, or simply get in your 10,000 steps, strolling through 2 million square feet, surrounded by the world’s most beloved brands.
Whether you wear stilettos or sneakers, whether your tastes run high street or haute couture, you’ll be awed by the offerings at Yorkdale. Meet the newest additions to the retail neighbourhood.
Italian luxury brand Giorgio Armani is opening its only Canadian location for Emporio Armani later this year in Yorkdale’s expansion wing. Keep your eyes peeled for easy elegance that blurs the lines between the sexes.
The Danish brand that’s built a cult following on social media, brings its quirky and exuberant aesthetic to Canada with an outpost at Yorkdale.
The Italian luxury fashion house will make the move out of Holt Renfrew to a stand-alone space, steeped in the brand's signature contemporary allure.
Watch for Scandinavian-inspired men’s and women’s ready-to-wear apparel, denim, footwear, and accessories in Acne’s minimal retail space with edgy and colourful stylings.
The Los Angeles-based yoga brand will launch its second-ever international store, in Yorkdale, later this Fall, with a grand opening that will feature private shopping, acro yoga performances, beauty and wellness treatments, and special gifting moments.
There’s even more activewear options with the opening of OFFLINE by Aerie, boasting a well-rounded collection of pieces for working out, getting to and from the studio, and all the places in between.
The first Canadian outpost of this super popular Spanish brand will land in nearly 11,000 square feet near Hudson’s Bay and Harry Rosen.
Allbirds has made its nest at Yorkdale. Shoppers can now find the world's most comfortable shoes, flats, and clothing made from merino wool and eucalyptus in the Centre of Style.
The new 484-square-foot Diptyque boutique will let visitors explore a Parisian apartment, where tradition meets imagination and fantasy in shelves lined with scented candles, personal fragrance, and unique objects for the home.
The famed Canadian jewelry-brand that does fine jewelry differently, will soon open a second bricks and mortar space in Toronto where shoppers can experience the feel of the design and craftsmanship that’s become synonymous with the brand.