Originally founded in partnership by Jo-Ann Fisher in 1983, and rebranded in 2014 to Hangar9, the retail shop on Richmond Row remains family-owned and female operated.
Inside Hangar9, you’ll also find Accents, Lisa Ferguson’s business that offers products from highly sought after designers that previously could only be found in metropolitan cities. The retail store carries well-known designers such as 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Frame, Rag & Bone, Woldford, and Mackage.
“I attended Sheridan College for retail management and then came home to work in the family business,” says Ferguson, “I worked with my mother (Jo-Anne Fisher), for about thirty years and helped her in growing what is now known as Hangar9. I then turned my dreams of handbags, shoes, jewelry, and the ever changing fashion industry into my inspiration for Accents.”
Hangar9 offers personal shopping that includes a complimentary one-on-one session with a Hangar9 stylist either in their private styling studios or retail stores. The brand uses an exclusives [H9] + 9= 36 formula that allows you to build a wardrobe by purchasing nine key pieces.
“We focus on quality over quantity and we are here to make women look and feel good while being conscious of their pocketbook,” says Ferguson.
The shop also provides closet editing that acts as an affordable way to update your wardrobe. One of Hangar9’s experienced personal style coaches will come to your home and review your existing wardrobe and create a customized plan tailored to specific objectives.
“The atmosphere here is bright and welcoming and we encourage all women from university students to corporate business women to come in and try our formula,” says Ferguson, “We are passionate about what we do and we’re a generational business that lives and breathes fashion.”
Hangar9, on Richmond Row is truly a ladies’ dream shopping destination at 620 Richmond Street. Watch their social media for upcoming trunk shows and events. Shop on-line store to piece together a sophisticated, functionable wardrobe.