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UK-based JD Group has opened it’s second ‘size?’ sneaker and apparel store in Canada in downtown Vancouver. Size? is known to do collaborations and release limited-edition product ‘drops’ which means that one may expect to see lineups periodically, something Toronto has become known for since its size? store opening last year.
Located at 833 Bute Street, the new Vancouver flagship size? location is just off of the retail-rich mecca of Robson Street and is accessible to foot traffic within the Bute-Robson Plaza.
Retail Insider’s Co-Editor-in-Chief Craig Patterson covered the initial announcement back in March, with an in-depth article on the positioning of the brand in Canada with expansion plans. That included Canada’s first size? storefront at 1000 Queen Street West at Ossington.
Jordan Karp of brokerage Savills Canada represents the brand in Canada and he negotiated the downtown Vancouver lease deal on behalf of the retailer. Martin Moriarty, Mario Negris, Josh Cochrane, Justin Ergas and the Marcus & Millichap team acted on behalf of the landlord.
Size? was founded in 2000 and is known for stocking limited-edition sneakers, fashions, and accessories that are primarily classified as ‘streetwear’, with some product launches classed as global exclusives. The retail concept was initially launched by JD Group to trial edgier product collections before introducing them to the mass market through the JD fascia. Size? currently has stores in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain.
The entry of size? into the Canadian market speaks to the confidence brands have in brick-and-mortar retail. Size? also has robust social media and launched a Canadian website at size.ca in 2021.