Store Guide: Holt Renfrew Men, the luxe retailer’s new guys-only boutique
Holt Renfew has opened its first men’s-only boutique on Bloor Street. The 16,500-square-foot space, which was designed by Janson Goldstein (the same company responsible for the Yorkdale location’s recent makeover), has a distinctly more masculine vibe than the brand’s other shiny flagships—it’s even abandoned those signature hot pink shopping bags. Guys browsing the pricey apparel may be distracted by the $355,000 Ferrari in the entranceway, or the exhibit of antique hockey trophies from Conn Smythe’s private collection.
In keeping with its slogan, “a new tradition,” the shop stocks elegant, old-school apparel as well as edgier pieces. There’s an enormous footwear boutique on the first level (which is devoted entirely to accessories), where guys can get a complimentary shoe shine as they browse classic brogues or trendy Lanvin sneakers. On the second floor, shoppers will find impeccable Prada suits alongside casual attire like cozy Belstaff jackets and J. Brand denim. Plus, there’s a totally unique tailoring suite: after over a century on Wellington Street, Toronto tailor Walter Beauchamp has set up shop within the new space to offer men a completely bespoke experience. Other amenities include a valet service and a luxuriously appointed personal shopping suite.