Inside Holt Renfrew’s gigantic, swanky new Square One location

Inside Holt Renfrew’s gigantic, swanky new Square One location

Holt Renfrew Square One Exterior

Holt Renfrew’s brand-new Square One location, which opened its doors last week after a year and a half of construction, is the latest ultra-slick department store to hit the GTA. The 130,000-square-foot, marble-floored space was designed by New York–based interiors firm Janson Goldstein LLP, and it oozes luxury: custom art installations give off a gallery vibe, while the lavish personal shopping suites and lounge areas are worthy of a palace. Mississauga’s elite can take advantage of a concierge, valet, master tailor and an on-site leather artisan who can add bespoke embossing to Balenciaga handbags.

Show-stopping jewellery is housed beneath a sparkling custom chandelier made by Manhattan-based Axon-Design:


The shop contains more than 200 designer brands, including womenswear from brands like Philip Lim, Acne and Marni:

Women's Contemporary

The stories black tie–appropriate gowns from designers like Elie Saab and Wayne Clark:

Women's Eveningwear

The men’s section was modelled after Holt Renfrew Men on Bloor Street, and features the same grey-and-silver colour scheme, plus a separate entrance. All carpets in the store were designed by local rug shop Creative Matters:

Men's Designer

The art displayed above these men’s accessories is by Toronto-born artist Harv Glaze. It’s also for sale:

Men's Accessories

Holt Renfrew’s “Apartment” at Square One is devoted solely to personal shopping. The tree branch–inspired chandelier was created by NYC lighting designer Lindsey Adelman:

The Apartment

Holt Renfrew’s charitable H Project sells artisan-crafted goods from around the world. This season’s finds are mostly from South America:

H Project

This dangling light fixture is a custom piece by Dupont studio Commute Design:

Custom Art by Commute Design

Here’s where shoppers can load up on stilettos, sneakers and flats from labels like Aquazurra, Gucci and Manolo Blahnik:

Women's Footwear_2

There’s a nail bar, too, which offers manicures with a hydrating hand mask, massage and designer polish finish:

HR Nail Bar