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Prada ‘cafe’ pops up at Holt Renfrew

- ALEESHA HAR­RIS For more in­for­ma­tion, go to holtren­frew.com Miuccia Prada · Austria · Vancouver · Iceland · Centre · Belgium · North America · United States of America · Christian Dior · Bulgari SpA · Vancouver

The Sky­bridge at Holt Renfrew in Van­cou­ver is get­ting a stylish new spin, thanks to Ital­ian lux­ury brand Prada.

The pedes­trian over­pass, which con­nects the lux­ury re­tailer with the Pa­cific Cen­tre, will host a Prada Spirit Pop-Up shop that opens to­day and runs un­til Feb. 19.

The space, which rou­tinely fea­tures limited-time col­lec­tion launches and sea­sonal themes, will be trans­formed into an “al­ter­na­tive shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence” — com­plete with an in­stal­la­tion in­spired by a tra­di­tional Ital­ian cafe.

In an artist’s ren­der­ing of the planned pop-up, tall stools are nes­tled into an eye-catch­ing counter space rem­i­nis­cent of a vin­tage diner. But, rather than serv­ing cap­puc­ci­nos and treats, the blackand-white tiled shop­ping area will be home to Prada’s hand­bags and other as­sorted leather goods.

Safe to say, it’s a pop-up shop we can ex­pect to see pop­ping up on so­cial me­dia feeds very soon.

In other Holt Renfrew Van­cou­ver news, the store de­buted a new Bulgari jew­elry bou­tique last week. De­signed by Peter Marino, the 450-square-foot space rep­re­sents an ex­panded of­fer­ing in the city for the Ital­ian fine jew­elry brand.

“This mile­stone marks a spe­cial mo­ment for Bulgari, as it brings our mai­son’s Ro­man roots and spirit of in­no­va­tion to Van­cou­ver, a very im­por­tant city for the brand,” said Daniel Pal­tridge, pres­i­dent of Bulgari North Amer­ica. “We are pleased to open our bou­tique in Holt Renfrew in a man­ner that rep­re­sents the con­tem­po­rary Bulgari brand while si­mul­ta­ne­ously pay­ing trib­ute to our rich, Ro­man her­itage.”

A Dior bou­tique is also ex­pected to open to shop­pers this week as part of the store’s on­go­ing ren­o­va­tion and ex­pan­sion plan.

 ??  ?? The Prada Spirit Pop-Up shop at Holt Renfrew in Van­cou­ver, open un­til Feb. 19, will be a back­drop for Prada hand­bags and other leather goods.
The Prada Spirit Pop-Up shop at Holt Renfrew in Van­cou­ver, open un­til Feb. 19, will be a back­drop for Prada hand­bags and other leather goods.
 ??  ?? Holt Renfrew Van­cou­ver has opened a Bulgari jew­elry bou­tique.
Holt Renfrew Van­cou­ver has opened a Bulgari jew­elry bou­tique.

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