Taschen! Shutters Stores Amid Bankruptcy Proceedings
Markham, Ontario-based bag and luggage retailer Taschen! has shuttered its four Canadian stores amid bankruptcy proceedings. The iconic Canadian retailer operated stores under that name since 1995 and prior to that, it operated under the ‘Bree‘ nameplate, reflecting its then-most prominent in-store brand by German designer Wolf Bree.
The word ‘taschen’ is German for “bags” (taschen being the plural form of tasche), and the company sold many of them — including handbags, luggage, attache cases, briefcases, duffles, backpacks, suitcases, trunks, wallets and key pouches, among other product categories. Brands carried in its stores included Tumi, Rimowa, Bric’s, Bree, Mandarina Duck, Porsche Design,Offermann 1842, Ted Baker, Kipling, Briggs & Riley, LeSportsac and Jack Georges.