From a very early age, Rita had an interest in fashion and business. With a natural eye for design, and a driven sense of entrepreneurship, she successfully pursued photography for many years, doing freelance work as well as owning several studios across Canada and the United States. Eventually her craving for fashion inspired her to open her first boutique in Abbotsford, BC. It was a huge success, her eye for unique style was a perfect compliment to her vision of empowering women to dress on the outside the way they want to feel on the inside; strong, beautiful and fierce.
After moving to Calgary, Alberta with her family, the diversity of the city inspired a new vision. A one-stop shop for every walk of life, a family-oriented business where every individual could find something for themselves, no matter their age, gender or sense of style. Her new store would cater not only to ladies but to men as well, and with an overwhelming demand, she thought why shouldn’t men have just as many original and fashion-forward options as women? She named her new boutique Mandeez, a play on her daughter Amanda’s nickname ‘Mandy.’
Much like her mother, Amanda also took an interest in fashion and art from a young age. After graduating high school, she opted to put a hold on her post-secondary aspirations to try on the family business. Growing up shadowing her mother in her boutique, it wasn’t long before she fell in love with the fashion and the customers. But her real passion for style was the finishing touches; it was always her motto that the perfect shoes and accessories made the outfit. So in 2007, Mandeez Xclusif’s little sister MDX Footwear opened it’s doors.
Fast forward 12 years to today, the two stores have fulfilled their mission of creating a unique, head to toe look, for every individual soul. With each item hand selected from all over the world, from local Canada to the US, to Europe and beyond, we offer an exceptional sense of style for each and every person, a one-stop shop for all your fashion needs.
Mon: 10 am – 8 pm
Tue: 10 am – 8 pm
Wed: 10 am – 8 pm
Thu: 10 am – 9 pm
Fri: 10 am – 9 pm
Sat: 10 am – 7 pm
Sun: 12 pm – 5 pm
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