SOURCE: DEVELOPERS & CHAINS
A division of The APP Group, Soia & Kyo is a women’s luxury outerwear brand that has been carried in specialty and department stores for about twelve years. In 2010, a secondary line for men was introduced to bring the quality and features of European design to North America. The Montreal-based company is now entering the retail business with its first ladies’ store scheduled to open in Square One in Mississauga in August. The 2300 square foot unit is on the mall’s Level Two. The new Soia & Kyo store will feature the brand’s collection of ladies’ sportswear, classic trenches, suede’s, urban leathers as well as a range of wools, downs and rainwear. Launched by designer Ilan Elfassy, The APP Group also includes the Mackage chain, a banner that has been receiving recent royal attention. Jeff Berkowitz at Aurora Realty Consultants is handling the site selection for the company and adds that the company’s interest is on high street locations and major malls. The Soia & Kyo stores will operate in a 2000 to 2500 square foot range though he adds that no other stores are planned at this time.