Sisters, friends and business partners. Tina Pucci and Melissa MacMillan are the owners and creators of Bella Women’s Consignment Boutique. Tina’s background in Fashion Design and Melissa’s in Business Marketing along with their love of all things fabulous make them a dynamic duo. Having both worked in a consignment store in their younger years they always dreamed of one day having their own business doing what they loved. Tina and Melissa’s drive, passion, and vision combined created Bella in 2008. Their objective was to have a boutique that was fresh, innovative, relaxing and chic. The quality of the consigned pieces had to be meticulous and the ambiance had to be equally exquisite. Customers and clients alike would enjoy spending time in Bella for the inclusive experience. In 2014 Bella doubled its original store from 1200 sqft to 2400 sqft to accommodate their growing number of clients and customers. Bella now offers curated consigned pieces along with some specialty, hand selected new fashions sought out from Canadian designers in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and also a select few from the United States. Bella also brings in some unique items from local entrepreneurs.
Another key to Bella’s success has been due in part to their Store Manager, Jessica Whelan, who has been part of the Bella team since opening. Jessica started off part time while she was finishing her studies and then quickly became Tina and Melissa’s right hand. Jessica’s knowledge, enthusiasm, hard work ethic and fun loving personality are all the reasons why she is an integral part of Bella.