Popular American womenswear retailer Chico’s intends to open Canadian stores as part of its international expansion. Its first Canadian store locations will be in the Toronto area, according to Women’s Wear Daily.
Chico’s was founded in 1983 in Florida. It sells private-branded clothing and accessories for women “featuring a combination of great style with on-trend, expressive and one-of-a-kind designs to yield a wardrobe that is fashionable, unique, relaxed, figure-flattering, and comfortable,” according to a description on its parent company’s website.
Chico’s currently operates more than 600 stores and over 100 outlets across the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Chico’s is a division of Chico’s FAS, which has already opened White House | Black Market stores in Canada including three in the Toronto area. Both Chico’s and White House | Black Market are expected to further expand into Canada. Besides White House | Black Market and its Chico’s women’s stores, Chico’s FAS operates Soma Intimates and Boston Proper.