Bare Escentuals Announce Plans to Open in Canada in 2012

August 18, 2011

I am so pleased to announce that Think Retail has been retained by San Francisco based, Bare Escentuals, as their exclusive Canadian real estate broker.

Please indulge me while I provide you with some background and story about this magnificent company:

In 1976, Bare Escentuals opened it’s first boutique in California, as a bath and body retailer.  Leslie Blodgett joined Bare Escentuals in 1994 as CEO and has been the face of the company ever since.  Leslie helped transform this local bath and body retailer into one of the leading prestige cosmetic companies in the United States with the launch of bareMinerals, an award winning line of cosmetic and skincare products.  Bare Escentuals started the idea that makeup could actually be considered skincare, and that got people talking.  What makes Bare Escentuals so special is they only use the finest quality ingredients in their products to give you everything you want without any harsh chemicals.  It’s makeup so pure you can sleep in it!

Bare Escentuals continues to grow the brand worldwide.  In March 2010, Bare Escentuals was purchased by Shisheido, the largest cosmetic company in Japan, for $1.7 billion.  Today, they are operating close to 200 company-owned boutiques in the United States.  In order to continue their international expansion plans, Bare Escentuals plans to open 3 - 5 boutique locations in Canada, focusing on Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario to start.  The boutiques range from approximately 900 - 1,200 square feet, with 20 feet of frontage.

For more information on Bare Escentuals, please visit their website at