Groupe Dynamite began in 1975 with the opening of the first Garage boutique, in Montreal’s Place Versailles shopping centre. Andrew Lutfy took over the company after buying this store from his father-in-law in the 1980s. To promote growth, he created the Dynamite brand in 1984 to target young working women while Garage focussed more on the teen market. Both labels offer trendy, affordably priced fast fashion.
Groupe Dynamite – A Big Family
ModeMontréalTV, Groupe Dynamite – A Big Family, 2013.
As of 2018, Groupe Dynamite has 5,200 employees and sells its products in over 400 stores in Canada, the United States and the Middle East. Its head office is located on Ferrier Street in the Town of Mount Royal. A private company, it still belongs to Andrew Lutfy.
Andrew Lutfy, President and Chief Executive Officer. Photo courtesy of Groupe Dynamite
Groupe Dynamite office. Photo courtesy of Groupe Dynamite
Fournier, Marie-Eve. “Anna Martini ne dirige plus le Groupe Dynamite.” La Presse, La Presse Inc., 27 January 2017, http://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/economie/commerce-de-detail/201701/27/01-5063657-anna-martini-ne-dirige-plus-le-groupe-dynamite.php.
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