Calgary’s Holt Renfrew Renaissance

Posted by: on Oct 6, 2009 | One Comment

New Holt Renfrew Calgary Store Facade


It’s been well over a year in the making, but Holt Renfrew’s new 151,000 square foot Calgary store is finally set to open at 9:30 am this Wednesday October 7, 2009 at the CORE (Calgary Eaton Centre/TD Square). Holts triples its size from the current location, which shut its doors this past Saturday in preparation for the launch.

Calgary consumers will be treated to a plethora of more than 60 new brands at the luxury emporium including many shop-in-shops such as Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana.

Holt Renfrew, once the “Furrier-in-Ordinary” to Queen Victoria, has had a long history in Calgary since opening its first store here in 1953, with its most recent downtown incarnation opening in 1990. The new flagship, occupying the former Sears/Eaton’s space has been designed by world-renowned New York architects Janson Goldstein, known for the Holts Vancouver and Holts Bloor redesigns, as well as many other retail and hospitality designs for the likes of Saks Fifth Avenue, W Hotel, and Salvatore Ferragamo.

For many Calgarians high-fashion shopping used to mean a trip to Vancouver, Toronto, or the US. But the Holt renaissance means we will no longer have to leave home, in fact it will go a long way to defining our city as the new shopping destination.

Image: Janson Goldstein

1 Comment

  1. tracy
    October 8, 2009

    Wow! It looks so serious! Like a fortress of luxury! Beautiful article Can’t wait to Christmas shop and drink some bailey’s and starbucks there!