Innovative large-format Quebec-based fashion retailer La Maison Simons plans to eventually operate as many as 20 Canadian store locations, according to CEO Peter Simons. The company is aggressively expanding by opening stores Canada-wide which is impressive, considering it currently has only one location outside of Quebec.
Simons’ first location outside of Quebec opened in October of 2012 at West Edmonton Mall. The 126,000 square foot store has seen tremendous success and according to Mr. Simons, is the chain’s second-highest performer. After perfecting its store design with the August 2013 opening of its 115,000 square foot location at Montreal’s Galeries d’Anjou (its eighth store in Quebec), Simons embarked on its ambitious cross-Canada expansion.