Reitmans, Limited is a Canadian retailing company, specializing in women's clothing, that was founded in 1926 by Herman and Sarah Reitman, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The immediate success of the first store on Saint Lawrence Boulevard (boulevard Saint-Laurent) prompted the Reitmans to open a second store which sold exclusively women's clothing.
At the end of January, 2011, Reitmans operated 968 stores organized into seven operating chains: Reitmans (364 stores), Smart Set (158 stores), R.W. & Company (67 stores), Thyme Maternity (75 stores), Cassis (22 stores), Penningtons (161 stores) and Addition-Elle (121 stores). The company operates stores in every province and territory in Canada. – less