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The renovated Gucci store in Toronto opened its doors in October.Handout

With in-person shopping on hold for much of this year, some businesses have been in the position to take advantage of the downtime by upgrading their digs. At Gucci, a newly renovated flagship store on Bloor Street West in Toronto opened its doors at the end of October, a revamp that embodies the brand’s spirit of contemporary luxury and eclecticism.

Spanning more than 8,000 square feet, the store offers a selection of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, footwear, handbags, luggage, small leather goods, jewellery, timepieces, eyewear and home decor. Its design fuses together a mashup of stylistic elements, from traditional and romantic to modern and industrial, with marble and herringbone flooring, layered vintage carpets and walls that are painted pink and sage green. Plush seating throughout provides a moment of rest for shoppers.

The store features layered vintage carpets and walls that are painted pink and sage green.Handout

This renovation coincides with a period of transition for Gucci, following creative director Alessandro Michele’s announcement that he would be reducing the brand’s annual number of fashion shows from five to two, which will be co-ed and seasonless. In November, that translated to Guccifest, a seven-day virtual event that included Ouverture of Something That Never Ended, a video miniseries co-directed by Michele and Academy Award nominee Gus Van Sant. Available for streaming on YouTube, the episodes include cameos by Gucci brand ambassadors Harry Styles, Florence Welch and Billie Eilish.

Gucci, 130 Bloor St. W., Toronto, 416-963-5127, Toronto,


Men’s Gucci Tennis 1977 sneaker, $900.


Gucci Women’s mid-heel sequin sandal, $1,160.


Gucci GG Marmont mini sequin shoulder bag, $3,185.

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