Our Story

BRIKA founders, Jen Lee Koss and Kena Paranjape

We started BRIKA with the belief that by bringing carefully selected, beautiful products by lesser-known artisans and designers together under a fresh, modern brand, we could shine a brighter light on the community of talented, creative people who are building businesses, positively impacting their communities and teaching us a new way to work and live. What we didn’t realize then, was that most of the people we would work with would be women. Since we launched five years ago, we’ve worked with and help nurture hundreds of women-owned businesses and inspired many to join us on this path.

In our stores and online shop you will find quality, well-crafted products that bring beauty to your life whether for your home, your family, yourself or for the perfect gift. We have heard our shops described as magical, inspiring and uplifting and we aspire to create that feeling through the products we choose, our content and email newsletter and the workshops we host in our stores.

Welcome to BRIKA! We’re so happy you’re here.

Jen Lee Koss

Jen is a Juilliard-trained cellist, a mother of four, and a graduate of Harvard University, Oxford University, and Harvard Business School. She spent over a decade working in management, consulting, investment banking, and private equity before becoming the business lead at BRIKA.

Kena Paranjape

Kena is a marketer, merchandiser, writer and the creative force behind BRIKA. After earning an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, she created merchandising strategies for Old Navy, Banana Republic, Joe Fresh, and a high-end eco-lifestyle concept shop.

Where to find us

BRIKA - 642 Queen St West
M6J 1E4 Toronto, Ontario Canada
Mon to Sat 11-7pm, Sun 11-6pm

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