The largest Saks Fifth Avenue in Canada and the first in Quebec will open inside an existing Hudson’s Bay location in downtown Montreal in the fall of 2018, the company announced Thursday.
The move is an endorsement of the store-within-a-store concept that debuted in Toronto in February, when the first Saks Fifth Avenue in Canada opened inside the historic Hudson’s Bay store on Queen Street W., said Marc Metrick, president, Saks Fifth Avenue.
“This is clearly a signal that we really like what we’ve done, we like how it works for both brands and we love the performance that we’re getting out of both brands with the co-location,” said Metrick, in an interview on Thursday.
He said the Saks store on Queen Street continues to exceed expectations, on the heels of what was the most successful opening in the luxury retailer’s history.
Liz Rodbell, president, Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor, said adding Saks Fifth Avenue to the Hudson’s Bay site has been extremely successful.