When one door closes, at the very least a window opens, which couldn’t be truer with today’s news that Montreal-based Mackage is set to open free-standing stores across Canada.
As reported earlier this week, Canadian fashion is suffering a loss with the closure of Jacob, but it seems a new Québécoise will be taking its place on our credit cards. Retail Insider reports that outerwear-maven Mackage has retained a real estate company to establish its brand across Canada.
Of course, these latest stores won’t be the first free-standing Mackage joints of their kind. The brand already has a shop in New York City's Soho district. But finally, we Canucks won’t have to rely solely on the likes of Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen and Mendocino for our fix of well-tailored coats and jackets.
What’s more, with news that Mackage intends to focus more energy on expanding their handbag and accessory lines, we can expect the fashion favourite to become a one-stop shopping contender against the influx of retail heavyweights.
There’s currently no word on when or where Mackage intends to officially set up shop, but in all likelihood, the company’s hometown, Montreal, as well as Toronto and Vancouver will be prime choices.
Where do you hope a new Mackage will surface?