About us

Reitmans was founded in 1926 by Herman and Sarah Reitman. Since those modest beginnings, this publicly owned, family-controlled business has evolved from one women’s clothing store on Boulevard St. Laurent in Montreal to one of Canada’s largest women’s specialty retailer. Herman and Sarah would undoubtedly be proud of their grandchildren and great grandchildren for carrying on their legacy and for bringing the company to new levels.

Following decades of growth and transformation to adapt to the ever-changing retail landscape, Reitmans (Canada) Limited today operates three different brands: Reitmans, Penningtons and RW&CO. serving Canadian women and men with more than 400 stores and across e-commerce channels. Dedicated to providing affordable fashion and exceptional customer service, Reitmans (Canada) Ltd. is committed to ensuring creativity, quality, and innovation remain at the forefront of its brands.

Reitmans (Canada) Limited is founded on respect, integrity, growth, and commitment. These values are exhibited by the passionate people we hire, the philanthropies and charities we support, and the business relationships we create both in Canada and abroad.

Reitmans (Canada) Limited is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V: RET, RET-A).

Meet our Leaders

After 97 years, the company founded by Herman and Sarah Reitman is now being led by Andrea Limbardi, President and Chief Executive Officer. Stephen F. Reitman, grandson of the founders and newly appointed Executive Chairman of the Board was instrumental in bringing Andrea on board. “I'm thrilled to have Andrea joining RCL as the Company's first non-family member CEO. For almost a century, a member of the Reitman family has been at the helm of RCL, and it is with great pride and confidence that we turn the reins over to a skilled and brilliant executive.” Andrea Limbardi and Stephen F. Reitman are supported by a passionate team of seasoned executives.

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Our heritage

With nearly 100 years of heritage in Montreal, Reitmans (Canada) Limited has been a long-standing key player in the evolution of fashion and retail in Canada.
Take a look at our history through the decades.

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At RCL, we have an unwavering commitment to living our values. They guide our actions and our decisions every day.


Respect is the cornerstone of our culture. We act responsibly towards our employees, customers, shareholders and business partners. We value differences, act with compassion and care for our community and the environment.


In our business and in our relationships we are guided by honesty and fairness. We believe that these principles must never be compromised, and that is the only way to conduct our business.


We are a performance-driven organization, constantly developing and investing in our Company and our people. We sustain profitable growth through innovation, continuous learning and the development of talent.


We are passionate about what we do. We have an unwavering determination to exceed our goals through dedication, loyalty and teamwork.


  • Jeremy H. Reitman

    Grandson of the company’s founders, Herman and Sarah Reitman, Jeremy proudly carried on his grandparents’ legacy for decades along with his brother, Stephen F. Reitman.

    A seasoned businessman, Jeremy has made his mark as a great builder of the Canadian fashion industry. From 2010 until his death on December 28, 2019, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

    The entire Reitmans (Canada) Limited family pays tribute to Jeremy. We will remember him as a remarkable and honest man who was involved in his community and respected by all.