Who We Are & What We Do
“Back in 1997, when I opened my first outlet in Zebbug, at the young age of 25, little could I have imagined that by 2018, Gilda was to become a leading brand synonymous with the best selection of designer and luxury fashion wear. Set up by myself, the Group now operates other outlets in Kappara and Valletta. My first step into the fashion business goes back with the opening of a kids wear shop in 1995– a move which triggered my passion for fashion. Nowadays, Gilda is the place to go with lots of exclusive pieces sponsoring various media and high end personalities. Keeping abreast of fashion trends brings a number of challenges and rewards -travelling is part and parcel of running a fashion business however keeping in direct contact with my customers is my top priority.
Good enough is fine for getting started but it’s not a worthy goal – during 2018 my daughter Valentina will join me in business thus ensuring that I will be all supported and geared up to take onboard my new venture of opening up a new outlet in Tigne Point. This addition to the brand marks an important milestone; apart from having unique and handpicked pieces, this project will see the launch of a luxury footwear line – shoes boasting an elegant aesthetic coupled with elegant classic shapes and designs, but all with subtly unique details, keeping Gilda a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for the picky dresser.
Success depends on the ability to understand customers’ needs – I measure success qualitatively, not just quantitatively, emphasizing the importance of customer perception and overall satisfaction, for those who are pleased are more likely to return and recommend”