Frank + OakFrank & Oak co-founders Ethan Song, left, and Hicham Ratnani pose for a photograph at their warehouse and offices in Montreal, Thursday, April 11, 2013. (Canadian Press/Graham Hughes) Ethan Song and Hicham Ratnani started selling men's clothing designed by their brand Frank and Oak online in February 2012. The company opened its first store in Montreal in November 2013. It's since grown to 13 locations in Canada and the U.S. — with plans to open two more Canadian shops this summer. The newest locations will be at Toronto's Sherway Gardens mall and Ottawa's Rideau Centre.
IndochinoIndochino's showroom in Los Angeles. (Photo: Indochino.com) Another men's clothing retailer, Indochino got its start selling made-to-measure shirts and suits online. Customers measured themselves, ideally with the help of a friend, before completing the virtual checkout. Heikal Gani and Kyle Vucko founded the brand in March 2007 and chose to open up its first bricks-and-mortar location, dubbed a showroom, in Toronto in August 2014 after hosting a series of pop-ups in North America. The company now boasts eight locations on the continent where men can book appointments for an employee to take their measurements and can peruse the fabric selection. It plans to expand to 150 locations by 2020.
Warby ParkerA Warby Parker location in New York City, Nov. 29, 2011. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage) It's not just clothing companies that feel the need for physical shopping spaces in addition to their e-commerce ventures. American eyeglasses company Warby Parker plans to open its first Canadian outlet this summer. The Toronto shop will sell the company's eyewear, which is designed in house. The company formed in 2010 to offer a way for consumers to buy cheaper, quality eyewear. It now has 31 retail locations, including one on a parked school bus in Austin, Texas, and several new ones planned.
An Apple store in Toronto. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Canada Goose(Photo: Canadian Press) Luxury winter jacket retailer Canada Goose recently announced it will open its first two retail stores this fall in Toronto and New York City. Founded in 1957, the company gained a following for its down-filled, fur-lined parkas that have been worn by celebrities, featured in Hollywood movies and appeared on the cover of Sport's Illustrated swimsuit edition. It sells the parkas and other winterwear on its website and through authorized retailers in Canada and abroad. Also on HuffPost:
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