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Warehouse One Clothing Ltd.

Warehouse One Clothing Ltd. is a denim and casual wear retailer offering a wide selection of jeans and fashion tops. The company operates over 120 stores across Canada, including the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Warehouse One’s headquarters and distribution facilities are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“We Are Jeans”

Urban Barn Ltd.

Inspiring furniture and accents to make you feel right at home. Proudly Canadian, Urban Barn curates beautiful, accessible and well-made home décor for design-conscious people. Founded in 1990, Urban Barn has 55 locations across Canada and joined the Stern family of brands in 2007.

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Comark Services Inc.

Comark, a leading Canadian specialty fashion retailer serving customers through its 300 stores, operating in support of the Ricki’s, Bootlegger and cleo banners, provides a full range of back-office functions to each of the three retail banners.

As a result of the acquisition, Comark’s retail banners now carry on business as separate affiliates of Stern Partners. The new owners offered jobs to nearly all of Comark’s more than 3,000 employees.

Stern Partners acquired the business and assets on August 20, 2015.

Bootlegger Clothing Inc.

Bootlegger Clothing Inc.

Bootlegger is a trusted, Canadian destination that was founded over 40 years ago in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Bootlegger’s mission from early on was to be the place for jeans in Canada where you will find the perfect fit, quality and value.  With 86 stores from coast to coast, ecommerce, and millions of jeans later, it continues its devotion to denim innovation in design, fabric and washes to keep you on trend and everything that goes with jeans.

With a passionate commitment to genuine connections Bootlegger strives to create great products generating excitement and loyal raving fans.

 “Place for Jeans”


Ricki’s Fashions Inc.

Ricki’s is a specialty apparel retailer offering current fashion for the younger working woman in sizes 0 to 18. Our emphasis is on delivering value through a combination of fit, quality, fashion, selection, and service in a fun, friendly, and easy-to-shop environment. The Ricki’s brand symbolizes fashion, confidence, and trust.

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the brand is available in more than 130 Ricki’s stores across Canada and online at rickis.com.

“Ricki’s…Fashion That Works”



cleo fashions Inc.

Based out of Mississauga, Ontario, cleo is a national specialty brand featuring apparel with a focus on workwear for women in both regular and petite sizing. Our mission is to be today’s choice in meeting women’s fashion needs, by offering styles that are flattering with a dress up/dress down versatility that gives the value and quality she can trust, in a fun, easy to shop store.   Today cleo has 96 stores across Canada.

“To connect and inspire women to be their best”


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Silver Jeans Co.

Silver Jeans Co. is a denim fashion and lifestyle brand with international distribution that includes North America, Europe and Asia. Established in 1991, the brand offers a full wardrobing concept with men’s and women’s denim, sportswear, outerwear, fashion accessories, handbags, small leather goods and cold weather accessories. Currently Silver Jeans Co. products are sold in over 5000 retail locations worldwide, including the brand’s own retail store in the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN and online at www.silverjeans.com.

“Made for everybody. Designed for every Body.”

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Auld Phillips Ltd.

Auld Phillips was established in 1965 growing from a small family owned single retail store in Chilliwack, British Columbia to approximately 60 ladies fashion retail locations.

Auld Phillips operates across Western Canada, under the banners Suzanne’s, Suzanne’s & Jenny’s, Jenny’s, and the Top Shop, offering our customers affordable, unique, quality contemporary fashions for women of all ages, size 6 to 16.

“Inspiring women to look & feel beautiful”