A company indelibly tied to Switzerland is spreading its wings in Toronto. Victorinox Swiss Army has opened its first North American store—and only its fourth in the world—in Yorkville. The expansive two-storey space, with oak walls, concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, carries a vast selection of the company’s namesake products, including cutlery, travel gear, fragrance, apparel, and, of course, signature Swiss Army knives. Women’s clothing will be available here for the first time in Canada; much like the men’s line, expect versatile, travel-friendly pieces. Inspired by the New Zealand landscape, this year’s collection is awash in vibrant shades of green, yellow and orange, plus the brand’s trademark red, black and navy.
May 16, 2012