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Rennai, a new beauty and self-care retailer, plans to open a flagship location in Montreal this summer.

Rennai to Open Montreal Flagship Location

Rennai, a new beauty and self-care retailer, plans to open a flagship location in Montreal this summer.

The 36,000-square-foot space is slated to open at Montreal’s Royalmount shopping centre in August. The outlet will offer five beauty and self-care zones that promote modern wellness.

In the works for years, the 824,000-square-foot Royalmount midtown development is nearing completion and will contain retail, office and hospitality spaces.

According to a news release, luxury brand Christian Dior will introduce its first beauty boutique in Canada within the Rennai premises. Meanwhile, Parisian brand HERMÈS will open its first Canadian shop-in-shop at the location.

Dermalogica will launch its inaugural advanced open-concept skin treatment services space at the location. And, Parisian luxury fragrance house Diptyque has confirmed that it will launch its first shop-in-shop concept at Rennaï.

Montreal-based Rennai has pledged to open nine locations across North America by 2028, including major U.S. markets. The company is headed by Christopher Novak, a former Holt Renfrew executive.

Royalmount, a 100% carbon-neutral development, is slated to feature about 170 retailers, including 60 restaurants and experience-based offerings. The project is being developed by Montreal-based development and management firm Carbonleo and Greenwich, Conn.-based investment company L Catterton.

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