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.