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Top Canadian apparel retailers to enter Australian market
Nov '12
Three of Canada’s leading retailers will enter the Australian market in 2013 with each debuting their stores in Adelaide’s premier CBD shopping centre, Rundle Place which is set to open in March.
Rundle Place is a $385 million redevelopment of the old Harris Scarfe site currently under construction. It is located in Adelaide’s iconic retail precinct, Rundle Mall and extending the depth of the city block through to the retail/office based Grenfell Street. Upon completion it will offer tenants and visitors alike, a premium shopping experience with bright spaces and open light voids.
“We are thrilled to have three of Canada’s leading retailers making their Australian debut in Rundle Place” said Stephen Hyde, Pacific Group Leasing Executive.  "The confidence shown by these three who we’ve bought into Australia via their master licensor Retail Expansion Pty Ltd, in addition to others who are entering the Adelaide market for the first time and in some instances doing so ahead of opening outlets along the eastern seaboard is particularly pleasing and highlights the premium offering of Rundle Place”.   
The three Canadian retailers leading the charge to Rundle Place are: 
Point Zero - the number one leading Canadian brand name and the largest manufacturer of chic and fashion-forward ready-to-wear apparel for men, women and children.   Point Zero currently operates more than 35 flagship boutiques across Canada, 920 Shop-in-shops in department stores as Dillard’s, Macy’s, BAY, Sears and has successfully opened franchises in Central and South America and the Middle East. Point Zero aims to open 100 retail stores in the next 3 years. 
Joshua Perets - a retail store dedicated primarily to the teen and tween market includes everything from undergarments to hoodies, jeans to accessories and perfume was created in 2001 by the founder of the same name. As of April 2012 there were 35 stores operating across Canada. 
La Vie en Rose – Canada’s leading specialty lingerie retailer targeting women 25-54 with over 165 boutiques across Canada.  Since 2004 the brand has expanded into the Middle Eastern, European and Asian markets with a total of 50 international outlets.

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