Growing up in Vancouver, Canada, Brian Hill worked for his father’s clothing store Hills of Kerrisdale. He learned the business from the ground up and while he attended college, he realized that there was a gap between the trendy clothing of young women and the stylish but older generation.
Aritzia was founded in 1984. The first location was in the Oakridge Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Aritzia went international in 2005 with locations in most major US cities including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, New York, and others.
As of 2021, the company had 105 locations in the US alone.
The company maintains a large warehouse in Vancouver and occasionally offers sales directly from this location. In 2022, Aritzia gave away 200 shopping sprees from the warehouse.
Aritzia Clothing maintains a corporate office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.