Here is a little bit about us.
The idea of Manski & Schi was first thought of by its owner Sammy Schimanski in 2015. Sammy is a Kalgoorlie-Boulder born and bred local, an advocate for plus size women and a sincere lover of fashion.
The market for occasional wear was opening up and it was time for a change of scene, away from the 10 year slog in the mines. Once the opportunity arose she took it and developed Manski & Schi, not a shop but a brand that specialises in dressing their clients in any shape or size. And in January 2017 it was launched.
The name Manski & Schi come about from Sammy’s last name and changing it around. With a vision to (at some stage) have a menswear, the ‘Manski’ stands for the man and ‘Schi’ represents the womenswear.
The idea was to take on the trending dress hire industry and do a series of pop up shops in other under utilised rural towns where their retail market had also taken the turn for the worse. However, the need to grow the company and staying at home to be with the family has turned to focusing on online sales.
In 2020, COVID-19 hit causing world wide devastation to most businesses. Manski & Schi lost 100% of sales for 3 months due to events being cancelled and decided to diversify their product range and became a Lifestyle Brand, offering affordable everyday and occasional wear for the everyday women of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Since their change they haven’t looked back, employing 3 staff members, having their own bricks and mortar store and now we have our sights set on offering our brand to the rest of Australia via their online services!
The Manski Sales Team pride themselves on their excellent customer service, they assist each customer to the best of their abilities and offer personal styling advice. They also offer a loyalty reward system where every $20 you spend in store you’ll receive a $1 back to spend on your next purchase! The sales team look forward to meeting you in their shop front.
MANSKI & SCHI THE LABEL
Since its inception, Manski & Schi have worked tirelessly to provide affordable and trending plus size fashion. This has proven very difficult over the years and as they’ve grown they were discovering more and more customers who need this option. So, we are very excited to be finally introducing an affordable plus size brand for the youthful modern woman. Manski & Schi The Label is inspired by the female physique, they’re styles are designed to accentuate the best female features and make the lady wearing it feel comfortable and confident.
Manski Sales Team
Sammy Schimanski, Owner/Director
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