Magdalena is a family-owned and operated, clothing line made in California, USA. Magdalena was founded by Magdalena Monge in 1996. As a young girl, Magdalena was fascinated with fashion, designing and creating clothing for her dolls, herself, and later her family.
While working as a mother of five and employed full-time, Magdalena pursued her dream to become a fashion designer and graduated from Los Angeles Trade Tech, with a degree in fashion design. She quickly started working in the field, practicing her craft with various clothing lines. Having four daughters (including herself) who were continuously in and out of each other’s closets, she saw a real need for clothing that was transitional for women of all ages and sizes. Magdalena loved her teenage daughters’ clothing, but disliked the quality and fit. She focused exclusively on creating her clothing line with a fresh style, without sacrificing comfort, quality and fit. Magdalena’s line would be transitional clothing that could be worn by young and mature women alike and of all body types.
By 2002, Magdalena started showing and selling her line to West Coast boutiques. With such a large demand for Magdalena’s clothing, her husband left his job as an engineer to help launch the company into using modern business practices. Within a year, Magdalena was shipping her styles nationwide to hundreds of boutiques.
In 2008, after graduating from college, Magdalena’s two oldest daughters, Rina and Roxana, starting working for the company to help co-design and refine the constantly evolving line without sacrificing Magdalena’s original purpose to create clothing with comfort, quality and fit. To this day, Magdalena’s clothing has been providing boutiques with unique and timeless styles that are breathable, lightweight, and washable garments that are great for travel.
The time has come for every woman to discover why our slogan is “Just wear it… you’ll love it.”