Saks Fifth Avenue set to arrive in Quebec
Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) announced on Thursday plans to open its first Quebec Saks Fifth Avenue location in Montreal.
The approximately 200,000-square-foot, multi-level store will be the largest Saks Fifth Avenue store in Canada and will open within the historic Hudson’s Bay on Boulevard de Maisonneuve. The opening is planned for Fall 2018.
“We are excited to bring the distinctive Saks Fifth Avenue experience to Montreal, which has long been a destination for fashion in Canada,” says Marc Metrick, President, Saks Fifth Avenue, in a news statement. “Shoppers here are known for their impeccable style and we’re confident that Saks’ superior designer merchandise and exemplary customer service will be as well-received here as it has been across Canada.”
Modeled off of the approach taken at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, the Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue will be co-located. The current Hudson’s Bay location on Boulevard de Maisonneuve will undergo an extensive renovation that will reconfigure the store layout and redefine the store departments. Hudson’s Bay will remain open throughout the renovation process.
“The reimagining of our iconic Montreal location is a significant milestone in the evolution of our Hudson’s Bay store, given the importance of the Quebec customer to our business,” says Liz Rodbell, President, Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor, in a news statement. “In today’s digital world, our store experience is paramount in our mission to entertain and delight our customers. This renovation will keep Hudson’s Bay central to our customers’ shopping experience for years to come.”
The new Saks flagship store will offer its usual array of designer products, including women’s designer ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories, beauty and men’s. The store will also feature some of Saks’ exclusive offerings, such as its signature women’s designer shoe salon, and a full service Fifth Avenue Club, complete with private suites and personal shopping consultants. Unique to the Montreal store will be a Quebec-themed Saks Fifth Avenue food hall.
Saks Fifth Avenue currently has two full-line stores in Canada at CF Toronto Eaton Centre and CF Sherway Gardens, and has announced plans for a store in Calgary, Alberta.
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