The store will be undergoing a complete redesign and an expansion that will bring 40% more retail space to the location: the new store will be 70,000 square feet, up from the current 51,000 square feet. The location will carry a more robust selection of its existing collections, along with a variety of new ones.
The new Holts store will anchor the mall’s new “luxury wing”, which I expect will include other high-end retailers such as Davids, Tiffany & Co., Swarovski, Coach and Michael Kors.
Holt Renfrew will remain open during the renovations. The expansion of both the mall and the store are poised to be complete by the end of 2012.
In the meantime, Yorkdale shoppers can expect some new stores to begin popping up in the shopping centre. J.Crew will be among the first, with its first Canadian location set to open at Yorkdale this August.
By the time shopping centre’s expansion is complete, a total of 40 new first-to-market and flagship brands will have landed at this major GTA shopping hub.