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WELCOME TO CALI, GARAGE!

June 21, 2016

WELCOME TO CALI, GARAGE!

Groupe Dynamite continues to aim higher. Since starting our ascent in the United States in 2007, our growth persists and we now count a total of 80 stores for both Garage and Dynamite brands. We are proud to open our first Garage store in the most populous state: California!

With an economy larger than most small countries, California provides an incredible opportunity for growth and expansion. It’s the place to be! Our first California store is located in Westfield Valley Fair, one of California’s most sought-after locations where retailers typically wait years to get in. In the upcoming months, we will be opening stores in three more locations in the Golden State: Westfield Topanga, Irvine Spectrum Center and Stoneridge Shopping Center. This shows that California has a strong appetite for Garage.

Entering the California market means we are now playing in the big leagues. “Big retail brands have their best stores on both coasts. It made sense that our next big opportunity was going to be on the West Coast,” explained Lucy Checksfield, Sr. Director Real Estate. At Groupe Dynamite, we have done our homework and strongly believe that now is the right time for our company to take on this new challenge.

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The expansion in numbers:

  • Our store opening in Westfield Valley Fair marks our 75th Garage store in the United States.
  • 86 new employees will be hired this year to fill these new openings in California.

To sustain the opening of our new store in California, were shipped from the Montreal Distribution Center to California:

  • 390 cartons
  • 3,809 bags
  • 6,500 hangers
  • 120 mannequins
  • 9,013 pieces of clothing

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