05/24/2012 01:52 EDT | Updated 09/06/2012 04:44 EDT

Ann Taylor Canada: Retail Chain To Open First International Stores In Toronto (PHOTOS)

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After years of being a favourite fashion brand for Americans, Ann Taylor has finally announced their global expansion plans -- starting with two new stores in Toronto (which will open this fall).

“Toronto is the perfect location to open our first international stores. It is a beautiful city filled with modern, sophisticated women who lead busy lives, and we are excited to bring a trusted fashion destination that offers great style as well as incredible versatility,” says Ann Taylor’s Head Designer Lisa Axelson.

A favourite of many a celeb -- including Angelina Jolie, Rachel McAdams, Diane Kruger and Cameron Diaz -- the retail chain already has 274 stores across the U.S. It's known for its bright made-for-the-office looks as well as it's well-tailored dresses. Kate Hudson is the current face of the brand -- past ambassadors have included Demi Moore, Katie Holmes and Heidi Klum.

Says Brian Lynch, Ann Taylor Brand President: “We are pleased by the strong awareness Ann Taylor already enjoys in Canada and look forward to offering our Canadian customers great fashion, quality and value in a new, exciting and aspirational shopping environment.”

Check out some of the company's current fashions in the below slideshow.

Kate Hudson For Ann Taylor