Mirella Marsilio began her career as a sales representative in retail boutiques. While completing her three-year BA in philosophy and psychology at McMaster University, she began her entrepreneurship in a small loft inside a gentleman’s store. Within nine months, she developed a great clientele and expanded to a 1400-square-foot store in Hamilton’s Jackson Square. In 1996, she moved into a 2000-square-foot store in the heart of downtown Hamilton. Her clientele grew and wanted to see her expand. Mirella began her part-time studies in the fashion design program at Mohawk College while running her shop. Creating her own collection, she decided to incorporate it into her business.
In March 2005, Mirella came across a charming storefront in downtown Burlington. With a busy lifestyle running both stores, she became pregnant with twins and had to cut back her time at the shop. After closing the Hamilton location in 2006, she continues to concentrate all her efforts to bring her customers the best of Canadian designs. Today, Mirella finds little time to design, with three children under the age of 10. However, she works hard to bring a sense of style and fit to her clients, never compromising her attention to detail.