As part of a day of exclusive in store events, and in celebration of Hunter’s Scottish heritage, the grand opening saw a troop of bagpipers, wearing the iconic Original Tall Wellington Boot, form a guard of honour in the store window whilst performing traditional Scottish music.
To mark the opening of the Canadian Flagship, we also designed a limited edition Original Backpack, available exclusively at the new store. With only twenty created, this limited edition style featured the Canadian maple leaf to celebrate Canada 150.
Set in Yorkdale Shopping Centre the store is Hunter’s first in North America. The ‘greenhouse’ concept for the 2800 ft Toronto store reveals the sky and exposes the space to the elements. Visitors can ‘look out’ from the contemporary barn architecture onto a backdrop of the Scottish Highlands - the birthplace of the Hunter brand.
The store design is a celebration of elements of Hunter’s DNA – from its own values and story-telling to the pioneering spirit of the outdoors and the weather.
The Yorkdale store presents the Hunter Original and Hunter Field collections. Hunter Original is home to the iconic Original boot, capturing city-ready style and distilling it in an innovative collection. Hunter Field is the more technical of collections, with expert craftsmanship and pioneering values honed for those in need of excellence on all terrains.