Press Release

September 2015

Markio Designs Inc.
1200 Bay St., Suite 600
Toronto, M5R 2A5

Canada's Luxury Footwear Store Opens at Sherway Gardens

Toronto, ON. DAVIDS Footwear, Canada's largest independent retailer of luxury shoes, handbags and accessories, is opening its first Toronto West location on September 21, 2015. The new DAVIDS is the forth in a portfolio that includes Yorkdale Mall, Bayview Village, and the company's flagship store at Bay and Bloor.

DAVIDS is recognized within the industry as one of the world's finest shoe stores and imports over 50 global brands, including such notables as Manolo Blahnik, Rene Caovilla, Valentino, Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin.

The new DAVIDS, a centrepiece of Cadillac Fairview's $550 million, 210,000 square-foot Sherway Expansion Project, was conceived by internationally acclaimed interior designers Burdifilek. Its warm colour palette, gentle backlighting and subtle use of open space create a refined expression of understated luxury. The effect is a gallery-like environment where framed canvases accentuate the sculptural properties of the products on display.

"We think of DAVIDS as a showroom of the finest, most beautiful footwear in the world," says President and CEO David Markowitz. "Every season our family personally selects the best shoes and accessories from the industry's top designers and curates it into our own cohesive collection.

"We're known for our ability to anticipate the trends across categories, from pumps to sneakers, runway to casual. And for always featuring up-and-coming brands in addition to the classics."

For the Fall 2015 season, Paul Andrews and Sophia Webster are making their inaugural appearance in the DAVIDS collection, while the men's lineup will feature exclusive offerings by Aquatalia and Botti.

About DAVIDS Footwear and Markio Designs Inc.

When Louis and Julia Markowitz opened DAVIDS Footwear in 1951 it was Canada's first luxury shoe store. Three generations later it's still owned and operated by the Markowitz family under the parent company, Markio Designs Inc. Known for their personal, hands-on approach and their ability to foresee trends across diverse market segments, the Markowitzes have steadily increased the company's market share over the past six decades. Today the list of Markio brands comprises DAVIDS, the youthful women's fashion boutique Capezio, and the bold new contemporary concept DUET.

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