Seattle-based heritage fashion brand Filson will officially launch its Canadian store expansion in March of this year, beginning with a location in Vancouver’s Gastown. Filson has partnered with brokerageThink Retail for its Canadian expansion, which is expected to include multiple Filson store locations.
Filson (originally named ‘C.C. Filson’s Pioneer Alaska Clothing and Blanket Manufacturers’) was founded in Seattle in 1897, and is known particularly for its clothing and luggage, as well as its guarantee. The company designs, manufactures and distributes its products, which feature rugged designs with prices in the mid to upper-end range. Quality is paramount to the brand, and it guarantees the lifetime of each item against failure or damage of its intended usage, according to Filson’s website. The company is owned by Fossil Group founder Tom Kartsotis, who also owns Detroit-based fashion brand Shinola (which opened its first Canadian store in Toronto over the summer, and was also represented by Think Retail).