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La Maison Simons
La Maison Simons is one of the most iconic retail stores in Canada. Older than Canada itself, their story begins in 1840 when Mr. John Simons opened up a small shop in Quebec City where he sold dry goods and imported wares. After more than 70 Atlantic crossings and over 170 years, the store has transformed its business to a high-end retailer and a staple not only in Quebec but across Canada. With 14 locations, customers can choose from a hybrid of products ranging from apparel to home-goods, all engrained with modern twists of Quebec and Canadian identity. From the very beginning, Simons emphasized quality merchandise and attentive service which paved the way for the Simons that we know and love today.