Blog

Luxury preserved flower and gift boutique CocoAge to debut in Toronto

April 16, 2018

Cocoàge is bringing its luxury shopping experience to Canada, with plans to introduce the brand to high-end gift connoisseurs, with the opening of three to five decadent boutiques.
Miami-based Universal Handicraft Inc. is introducing this exciting new concept, which focuses on a unique collection of exquisite preserved flowers in luxurious paper boxes, as well as acrylic clear square boxes, ideal for displaying.  Packaged in 12, 24, 36 and 48, the flowers are the ultimate high-end gift, ranging in price from $200 to $500. However, these are next-level flowers that will last between three and five years with the proper care. They come in an array of colours to represent any occasion, such as love, friendship and remembrance. And, they can be paired with Cocoàge’ exclusive collection of exquisite chocolate products, ranging from chocolate bars to truffles, toffees, chocolate-covered nuts, gourmet popcorn and more. Again, the chocolate is next level, with marquee items, including gold-infused Belgium milk chocolate bars.
In store, concierge-style staff will greet shoppers, who will immerse themselves in a VIP experience that includes browsing, as well as sampling, in the lounge-like stores. Designed to exert warmth, with colors and lighting to set a calm, romantic mood, guests relax in comfortable armchairs, while staff showcase flowers, treats, gifts options and offer taste tests.
This isn’t your regular fare, but beautifully packages items that make for statement gifting or indulgent treats.
Universal Handicraft plans to introduce the unique concept in Canada by opening up to five locations this year. The initial focus is on Toronto. Ideal spaces are 700 to 1,000 sq. ft. in super regional shopping centres. Cocoàge is an ideal luxury co-tenant that will draw destination visitors and repeat shoppers.
Think Retail is thrilled to work with the Universal Handicraft team on this exciting market launch. The company is also expanding the concept in the United States.

For information about this groundbreaking retail concept, contact the Think Retail Team.