|A Juicy Couture store in Malibu. (WENN.COM)
Los Angeles-based fashion line Juicy Couture continued its international expansion opening the brand’s first ever dedicated store in Canada this week and plans to unveil to more.
Juicy Couture will open its first Canadian freestanding location inside Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre on Thursday.
Juicy, which first became known for its bedazzled retro velour tracksuits, has been selling its clothing and accessories in Canada at department stores and other shops since 2003.
"Opening a Juicy Couture boutique in Canada was a natural progression for us," said Edgar Huber, president of Juicy Couture, adding that retail distribution in the country has been successful to date.
The 2,100-square foot space will showcase Juicy’s signature look, described by the company as a colourful blend of “laid-back California chic with English rock star.”
Other Canadian stores could join the Toronto Yorkdale location on the list of Juicy international freestanding stores including a shop on Bruton Street in London’s upscale west end as well as fashion capitals Dubai and Milan.
“We see the potential for at least three stores in Toronto within the next three years, and strategic expansion to other major metropolitan Canadian cities within the next five years,” Laura Mays, senior vice president of North America for Juicy Couture, said in an email to QMI Agency.
Juicy has approximately 100 regular and outlet stores in the U.S. and is available in 60 countries including the U.K., throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.