Canada Goose Inc., a Toronto-based manufacturer of extreme weather outerwear, opened of its U.S. headquarters in Denver, Colorado’s historic Larimer Square.
The company said its Canadian-made jackets have experienced tremendous growth of 3,500 percent over the last decade, including more than 1,500 percent growth over the last five years in the U.S. alone. Currently Canada Goose sells products across a number of categories at premium retailers such as Gorsuch, MooseJaw, Backcountry.com, The Tannery, Barneys, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
"Like us, the U.S. is home to adventurers who challenge the norm, brave the wild, and embark on new adventures and the fashion-forward tastemakers who seek out the highest standards of quality and style. They have a keen desire and determination to get more out of life and as a result, their demand for our authentic outerwear continues to fuel our growth," said Dani Reiss, President and CEO, Canada Goose. "Opening our U.S. headquarters is an exciting milestone as well as an important step in the company's long history in freeing people from the cold."
Company officials said led by Ian Widmer, director of U.S. Sales, who has been with the company since 2009, the team will build upon existing business in outdoor and lifestyle markets as well as expanding into more fashion-focused accounts.
"Denver is the gateway to the mountains and a major hub of the outdoor industry. As a global leader in the premium outerwear market, we couldn't think of a better place to set up our U.S. headquarters, or city to call home," said Widmer. "Together with a new team and agency strategy in place, this office allows us to not only showcase our products, but also to give our customers an opportunity to experience an environment that truly embodies the Canada Goose culture."