The m0851 brand was founded in 1987 by Frédéric Mamarbachi, and its name represents the first initial of his surname, as well as his birth month and year. The company designs and manufactures leather bags, accessories, jackets and outerwear. It started out manufacturing leather belts under the nameplate 'Rugby North America' and in 2003, changed its name to better reflect a refined, urban brand identity. Its head office is in Montreal's trendy Mile End neighbourhood. Its products are designed and manufactured in Montreal, and its store interiors are also designed in-house.
The company now operates 23 stores globally, with 11 of those in Canada. Its Canadian stores are located in Montreal (4 stores including one in Laval), Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto (2 stores), Vancouver (2 stores) and one in Calgary. International cities featuring m0851 include New York City, Santa Monica CA, Boston, Madrid Spain, Tokyo (2 stores), Nagoya, Osaka, Hong Kong (3 stores) and Beijing. M0851 also distributes their collections through a select network of retailers in 35 countries, and has an e-commerce site.
According to Oakmont, m0851 is looking to open a further five locations in Quebec, three in Ontario, one in Alberta and two in British Columbia. It is seeking retail space in open-air sites, enclosed shopping centres and high streets, between 1,000 square feet and 2,500 square feet in size. For more information, contact Ben Labrecque at: Ben@oakmontrealestateservices.com or 514-917-5015.