Another win for Yorkdale mall: Tory Burch is set to open a store
The words “Yorkdale mall” used to conjure images of too many teenagers hanging around the Rainforest Café, but the mall has been on a bender of adding chichi new retailers in the past few years—Canada’s first J. Crew, Michael Kors, Burberry, Tiffany and Co. In May, the mall will be home to Canada’s first Tory Burch store. Tory Burch is known for her preppy bohemian aesthetic and has earned a slew of accolades, including being named one of Forbes’ most powerful women in the world in 2010 and one of Glamour’s women of the year in 2011, and winning the CFDA award for accessory designer of the year in 2008. The new Yorkdale store will be a 2,500-square-foot space housing the breadth of Burch’s collection, including ready-to-wear pieces, shoes, handbags, eyewear, jewellery and small leather goods. There will even be a bookshelf with iPads for beleaguered boyfriends and husbands. Now we’ve got yet another reason to brave those intimidating teens—maybe we’ll just steer clear of the movie theatre.