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Rudsak Looks to Double Canadian Store Count

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Montreal-based fashion brand Rudsak is looking to substantially grow its presence in Canada over the next several years. In 2015, the company plans to open six locations and within several years, it plans to operate approximately 50 Canadian locations, up from its current 26 stores. 

Of the six locations opening this year, four will be in Ontario, one in Quebec, and one in Alberta. The company says that it will reveal exact locations in the next while, and we’ll update this article with that information. 

Rudsak says it could “easily grow” to 50 stores across Canada, at the same time not over-saturating the Canadian market. Rudsak stores are typically between 1,100 and 2,500 square feet, and the brand maintains storefronts with vintage-inspired looks, deriving inspiration from the 1920’s. When searching for real estate, Rudsak prefers corner locations where possible in high traffic malls and streetfront locations, and is currently seeking space in the 2,000 square foot range. 

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Founded in 1994, Rudsak specializes in outerwear, footwear, bags and accessories – with a focus on products made of leather. Until recently, the brand only operated stores in Quebec and Ontario. Its first Western Canadian location opened in December at Vancouver’s Pacific Centre.

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Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider and President/CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton, and consultant to the Retail Council of Canada. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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