Addition Elle

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Addition Elle
IndustryApparel and accessories retail
Founded1980 in Montreal
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Janice Leclerc
Jeff Ronald
ProductsWomen's clothing
Number of employees

Addition Elle is a Canadian clothing store chain that sells plus-size clothing.


The name of the store (not affiliated with Elle magazine) is a pun on the French word additionelle, which translates to additional in English. The company was established in Montreal in 1980, and sold to Reitmans in 2001.[2] Addition Elle has 139 locations across Canada.[3] All clothing comes in at least a ladies' size 14 (equivalent to a men's size 34) and goes up to size 26 (equivalent to a men's size 46).[3] The target demographic of the store is full figured women between 18 and 49 years of age. Some stores also sell bras and other lingerie items.[4] Addition Elle stores are usually located in shopping malls, but a few are standalone big box stores.

Sportswear, career apparel, and casual designs are the basic staples of all Addition Elle franchises.[5]

Jessica Biffi, who was a former contestant on the reality show Project Runway Canada, designed a collection of clothing for Addition Elle for the spring 2010 fashion season.[6][7]


  1. ^ "# of employees information". Glass Door. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
  2. ^ "About Addition Elle". Reitmans Canada. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Addition Elle information". Retrieved 2011-04-06.
  4. ^ "Lingerie information". Style List. 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
  5. ^ "Basic clothing designs". Plus Size Web. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
  6. ^ "Jessica Biffi". Archived from the original on September 13, 2016. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Jessica Biffi designer collection". Style Vanguard. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2011-04-06.

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