LUXURY SHOPPERS HAVE EVEN MORE OPTIONS WITH THREE NEW NORDSTROM LOCATIONS FOR TORONTO IN THE WORKS
The new Nordstrom carries upscale brands like Alice + Olivia .
The battle for Toronto shoppers heats up this fall with the opening of Nordstrom. After Saks Fifth Avenue debuted earlier this spring with much glam fanfare, the Seattle-based Nordstrom has opened the first of three Toronto locations, starting with the CF Toronto Eaton Centre in September (now open), followed by a second outpost at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in October. (A third venture at CF Sherway Gardens is set to open in 2017.) The CF Toronto Eaton Centre flagship is among one of five in North America, and is a sprawling 220,000-square-foot space spread over three levels featuring concierge services, personal wardrobe and makeup stylists, alterations, valet parking, certified shoe and bra fitters, and free delivery within the downtown core. Shoppers looking to refuel have three eat-in options: the full-service Bar Verde, the casual lounge Habitant, and coffee shop Ebar.
—Linda Luong Luck
POSH WEST-END SHOPPING CENTRE CF SHERWAY GARDENS HAS EXPANDED—WITH MANY NEW AND RENEWED STORES
CF Sherway Gardens’ recent expansion includes new Sporting Life and Andrew’s stores
Shoppers looking to capitalize on post-holiday sales should head to CF Sherway Gardens. The indoor shopping centre west of the downtown core is undergoing a massive $550 million multi-phase redevelopment that will eventually add 210,000 square feet of retail space to the mall. The north expansion was unveiled last fall with a premium roster of brands, including a new Harry Rosen flagship, a relocated Sporting Life, and new boutiques for Free People, Andrew’s, Ted Baker London, Saje Natural Wellness, Loding and H&M, among others. Stores in this new wing have dramatic 30-foot-ceilings and exposure to lots of natural light thanks to a soaring atrium. Saks Fifth Avenue is expected to open in February, with Nordstrom joining the fray in 2017. —Linda Luong
• CF Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall, 416-621-1070; cfshops.com
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