La Maison Simons

La Maison Simons CEO Discusses New Halifax Store and Retailer’s Ongoing Expansion [Video Interview]

Bernard Leblanc discusses the company's newest store, as well as updates on the company's retail mix, e-commerce strategy, and a future with likely more stores in Vancouver and Toronto.

La Maison Simons Opens Store in Halifax, Marking Milestone in Coast-to-Coast Canadian Store Expansion [Photos]

The Quebec City-based retailer opened its first store outside of Quebec 12 years ago, and now has a network of 17 locations from BC to the Maritimes. 

La Maison Simons Launches 1st High-End In-House Designer Collection [Interview]

The new Édito by Simons collection marks a milestone for the retailer with the collection now being carried in the store's designer departments.

Video Interview: Bernard Leblanc, CEO of La Maison Simons Discusses Retail Expansion

Leblanc talks about why the company expanded to the Maritimes, its recent opening of a new store in Montreal, its belief in physical stores, and its future plans.

La Maison Simons Opens at CF Fairview Pointe-Claire in Montreal with Plans for Halifax Store: CEO Interview/Photos

The retailer is expanding again with a beautiful new store in Montreal, and now plans are in place for a first location in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

La Maison Simons Adds Second-Hand Luxury Goods Departments to Stores

For the first time, customers can get a Louis Vuitton bag or Oscar de la Renta dress at Simons, though they won’t be brand new.

Brief: OVO Opening in Ottawa & Calgary, Mulberry Shuts Canadian Stores

Other News: La Maison Simons regains profitability, NorthBoys opens new store, Aldo launches TikTok challenge, Lowe's Canada gets charitable.

BRIEF: UK Brand ‘Cath Kidston’ to Enter Canada, Michael Kors Opening Massive Montreal Flagship

Other News: La Maison Simons Opens 1st standalone home store, Richard Mille carves out Vancouver boutique doorway, Nordstrom Innovates, Louis Vuitton exits Montreal’s Ogilvy temporarily for first time in 30 years.

BRIEF: 2 Shoe Retailers Shutter in Yorkville, Simons Launching Private Label Collection

Hermes reveals orange hoarding for flagship in Vancouver, Duer Jeans launching Toronto storefront next month, Sleep Country Canada partners with Walmart for Bloom mattresses, controversy surrounds Vancouver Fashion Week.

La Maison Simons Expands Luxury Designer Fashion Offerings [Feature]

The Canadian retailer is curating a mix of high-end designers that cannot be found elsewhere in the country.

Department Stores in Canada Adding Pop-Up to Retail Mix [Feature]

Department stores in Canada are including more temporary retail spaces and activations, as part of a global trend of creating experiential retail.

La Maison Simons Announces 1st Strategic Acquisition

It’s the first such acquisition in Simons’ 178-year history, and is part of a trend where retailers add to their operations to broaden assortment and obtain product exclusives.

La Maison Simons to Expand St. Bruno Store

The Canadian fashion retailer will add a floor to its existing store to bring it in line with the company’s larger locations, and we’ve got the details as to how it will be configured.

La Maison Simons to Open 1st Standalone Home Store [Rendering]

The ‘Simons Maison’ furniture boutique will be part of an expansion of the overall downtown Montreal La Maison Simons store offering.

La Maison Simons Announces 16th Store, in a Former Sears Space

The flagship will take two levels in the mall’s former Sears space, as part of a project that will eventually involve the creation of a ‘West Island city centre’.

La Maison Simons Opens 1st ‘Net Zero’ Energy Retail Store [Photos]

The Canadian retailer has unveiled its first store that uses industry leading technologies to eliminate its carbon footprint — in a beautiful space that once housed a Target store.

BRIEF: Simons Prepares to Open Eco-Store, H&M Sees Gains in Canada, Blubird Relocation

Other News: Hillcrest Mall Taps into Consumer Demand, Unique Retail Opportunity, Retailer Writes Novel, Indochino Announces Expansion.

2018 Canadian Retail Forecast [Analysis]

We’re predicting that this year will be one of highs and lows — Sears Canada will shutter, Nordstrom Rack will enter Canada, marijuana will be legalized, and plenty of other developments.

La Maison Simons Opens Impressive Londonderry Store [Photos/Video]

The large-format Canadian fashion retailer has opened a location unlike any in the company to date, featuring its first comprehensive footwear departments and environmentally sustainable initiatives.

La Maison Simons Prepares to Open Innovative Londonderry Location [Renderings]

The unique store will feature new initiatives in environmental sustainability, local art work, and will also be the first to feature dedicated shoe departments.

Simons Opens Five-Level Downtown Calgary Store [Photos] 

The Canadian fashion retailer has opened a beautiful new store in the heart of the downtown core, occupying a multi-level heritage building as well as an adjacent shopping complex.

Simons Reveals Calgary Opening Date, Details and Store Renderings

The trendy large-format Canadian fashion retailer will open its first Calgary store next month, in a unique location and with an unusual configuration. Article also includes floor plans.

Simons Partners with Cadillac Fairview For South Shore Flagship

Rapidly-expanding La Maison Simons will receive a significant investment to expand a suburban Montreal store, as the retailer continues growing its operations.

La Maison Simons Reveals New Ottawa Store Details

The store, opening this summer will include some unique features not found in other Simons locations.

7 Principles to Designing a Successful Simons Store

We spoke with an expert from leading design firm figure3 to gain insight into what's required to create a compelling, exciting, and successful retail environment.
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