Ardene is a family-owned Canadian fast-fashion retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. Ardene first opened as an accessories and jewelry store in 1982, and has since grown to become a fast fashion shopping destination for young women. In 2015, the company opened its first store in the United States and has continued to expand internationally into Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait in the Middle East. Ardene operates over 400 stores and occupies over 2 million square feet of retail space. The company employs over 4,000 people across Canada.