Meet Our Proprietor

Mirella Marsilio began her career as a sales representative in retail boutiques. While completing her 3 year BA in philosophy and psychology at McMaster University, she began her entrepreneurship in a small loft inside a gentleman’s store. Within 9 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 home 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. She works hard to bring a sense of style and fit to her clients, never compromising her attention to detail.

Our Mission:

What you wear is a personal reflection of who you are. When you look good in your clothes, you show the world that you have a sense of style and confidence. It is important to invest in a good wardrobe that reflects your personality. At Mirella’s, we are devoted to making this happen for each one of our customers. We want to ensure that you look and feel your best in every garment you purchase from us. If you ever find yourself in need of having a button replaced, a seam fixed or other minor repairs, simply bring the item back to our store to have the adjustments made free of charge.