The origin of Judith & Charles is a classic tale of girl meets boy, and another of life’s enduring themes; sometimes great things happen when you least expect them.
A chance meeting on a pristine Caribbean island - he a charming Frenchman with undeniable ”joie de vivre” and entrepreneurial spirit, and she a talented young Canadian woman with an instinctive eye for beauty in fashion that consists of both artistry and function, set the story of Judith & Charles in motion.
In 1984, with Montreal as the backdrop, Judith Richardson and Charles Le Pierrès embarked on a mission together to bring the well respected France-based Teen o, to Canada. Charles’ enthusiasm for growth and expansion, and Judith’s design experience allowed them to grow and integrate appropriate and exciting new Canadian elements into the impeccably crafted French collection. They soon built a steady following of loyal customers — women who wanted smart modern clothing to look and feel good in.
After nearly two decades, the narrative moved towards a new and inevitable chapter, the launch of their own line, Judith & Charles. In 2018, years after that chance meeting on a beach, their experiences, their strengths, and their ambitions take the stage as Judith & Charles.