On February 23, 2016 Peter and Richard Simons officially opened their doors for the fashion industry to have a sneak preview of Simons and its fashion collections, in anticipation of its store opening at Square One on March 17th.
Founded in Quebec City in 1840, La Maison Simons is unique in how it pairs its substantial private-label fashion with a handful of higher-priced designers. Despite its large floor plans, Simons stores lack cosmetics departments and a footwear department that you would typical in similar-sized department stores. Simons currently operates eleven stores, with nine in the province of Quebec, one in Vancouver and one in Edmonton. The company has over 2,000 employees. In 2014 the company’s revenues were in excess of $300 million, according to Mr. Simons, with projections for $400 million plus “in the next year or two”.
During the event there was in-depth conversation with one of the founders, giving Fashion Weekly Magazine a hint that there will be another “Simons” opening in Toronto in the near future (small hint it could be at Yorkdale Mall or even at Scarborough Town Centre)
Some of their collections that are hitting the Toronto Square One location are;
Comtemporaine – Women’s Career and Casual Wear Collection
Icone – Women’s Urban Collection
Twik – Teen Women Collection
Le 31 – Men’s Collection
DJAB – Teen Men Collection
Maison – Home Fashion
On March 17, we will finally have a Simons in Ontario! They will be opening their doors in Square One, so definitely check it out!