Retailers: Roots

Name: Roots

Products: Clothing, leather goods, accessories

Headquartered In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Stores throughout Canada


Canadian Owned: No – Publicly traded on the TSX, majority owned by Searchlight Capital Partners, a US private capital firm

Roots is seen as a quintessentially Canadian chain, and employs somewhere around 2,000 people across Canada, including at their factory in Toronto where they manufacture leather goods. They are not Canadian-owned, however,  much to our surprise here at MiC.

2 Replies to “Retailers: Roots”

  1. The shoes I just bought (and which are too small, despite my having bought 1/2 size larger than normal) are made in China.

    1. Hi Paul,

      As we’ve noted in our listing, Roots has some leather goods and accessories that are made in Canada, and that’s about it.

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