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Holt Renfrew’s Vancouver Flagship to Get a Luxe Makeover

Canadian luxury department store chain Holt Renfrew on Friday announced plans to enhance and expand its Vancouver flagship. The plans will add nearly 40,000 square feet to the selling floor and include new luxury experiences from the likes of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci and more.

The renovations, led by New York-based architectural firm Janson Goldstein, will include updates to its facade, the addition of a second atrium to showcase world-renowned visual installations, and luxurious finishes and custom glazing details to complement high-end product. In addition to creating a more distinct menswear experience tailored to the Vancouver customer, plans are drawn up to expand the women’s leather goods and footwear areas, which will each triple in size.

Other store amenities will include a sophisticated 80-seat cafe and upgrades to the personal shopping area.

The Vancouver location will remain open throughout construction, which will begin in August 2015 and be completed by the end of 2016.

“We are excited about our growth plans and sharply focused on our unique position as Canada’s specialty luxury retailer,” said Holt Renfrew president Mark Derbyshire. “Our customers in Vancouver can look forward to more of the exceptional service and rich assortment of leading brands they have come to know and love at Holts.”