A Look Inside the New Henry Singer Eighth Avenue Place Store

The new flagship downtown store carries on the legacy of the three-generation menswear retailer.

Jordan Singer at the opening of the new Henry Singer Eighth Avenue Place flagship store. The new location continues a family tradition that dates back to 1938 when Jordan's grandfather Henry Singer opened his first men's suiting shop in Edmonton.

Photograph by Shelley Arnusch


The new Henry Singer Eighth Avenue Place store in downtown Calgary represents the continuation of a business legacy that goes back to 1938 when the late founder Henry Singer opened a store selling made-to-measure suits in Edmonton. Now, 80 years later, the Eighth Avenue Place location represents the first store to open under the direction of Henry's grandson Jordan Singer, who teamed with award-winning interior-design firm McKinley Burkart to create a multi-faceted shopping experience that includes an in-house tailoring shop, VIP fitting suite concealed behind a shelving unit and a new location of Johnny's Barber + Shop. The design also features archival photos of the original Henry Singer store, as well as a shot of Jordan's father Fred Singer at the 1970 opening of the Henry Singer store in Edmonton displayed in the change rooms.

Here's a look inside.


photograph by shelley arnusch

The store's in-house tailoring shop features a wall of thread that doubles as an art-piece.


photograph by shelley arnusch

The VIP fitting suite contains top-end brands such as Kiton. Access to this area is via secret doors concealed behind a shelving unit (very James Bond).


photograph by shelley arnusch

 The store also houses a new outlet of Johnny's Barber + Shop.


545 8 Ave. S.W., 403-234-8585, henrysinger.com

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