Fine Lifestyles Kingston Winter 2014

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KINGSTON’S GREAT OUTDOOR STORE Since 1938 By Trina Annand Photos Jen Fitzpatrick


he Canadian landscape is built for exploring, so you need clothes that work as hard as you play. Visit A-One Clothing, where preparing you for the great outdoors is their job. For 77 years, A-One Clothing has been providing the highest quality products and attentive service to generations of outdoor explorers. From its humble beginnings as a small business started by honeymooners Joe and Bertha Geller, A-One Clothing has blossomed into an iconic independent shop in downtown Kingston — tripling its size in the process. After taking over the business from his parents Libby and Bernie 25 years ago,




the third generation of the A-One clothing family, Michael Tenenhouse, is ushering in a new image for the landmark retail institution. He is moving it into the 21st century while maintaining the service, brands and selection for which they’ve been famous for over seven decades. “Our approach to great service is about educating our visitors so they can make wise choices that suit their personal lifestyle,” says Tenenhouse. “I think it’s fair to say we take even more care in selecting our products than most consumers do. Quality is our top priority.” Tenenhouse brings famous brands from Australia, Germany, Israel, Denmark and across North America into the store so visitors

and locals alike can choose from the very best products in the world — right here in downtown Kingston. With a vast selection of inventory, customers can make A-One Clothing and A-One Kids their one-stop-shop for durable outdoor apparel. A-One is also the only oversized men’s shop in the city and boasts the largest selection of every brand they carry between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Not wedded to fashion trends, the company has been carrying many of their well-known products for 50 years or more. In fact, A-One Clothing was selling many of the bigger names, like Canada Goose,

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