Sharing yet another fab female-founded business in this post... if you love fashion or fitness (bonus if you love both), do NOT miss this one!
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photography by the phenomenal Andrea Krout, who is a wedding & portrait photographer based on the Mainline in PA
Of course, I kick off a new blog series and want every new post I write to be part of the series…. 😊Spotlighting my favorite female-founded businesses has just been way too much fun to work on. My first post spotlighted a bridal/swimwear designer and my second post covered a jewelry brand owner/designer, who created my dream pink ring.
Today I’m featuring a good friend of mine, Marguerite Adzick
BTW, She goes by Marghi as well! She lives a few streets down from me in Philly. Marghi founded Addison Bay, a fashion-forward activewear line, in Philadelphia a year ago this week. The inspiration came from her passion for fitness as a college athlete and her successful career in the fashion industry after that.
Marghi set out to develop a one-stop space where activewear went beyond the gym and where fashion-forward fitness outfits didn’t mean sacrificing function. She recognized the need in the industry for a single, quality platform with high-function and stylish activewear, and thus launched Addison Bay (“AB” for short), in 2018 with the mission of being the premier multi-brand destination for active fashion. So much YES.
love this quote & pic from the AB “Our Story” page!
She has absolutely killed it in her first full year of being in business. She’s developed Addison Bay for the modern woman who is doing the most, and wants to look chic and effortless in between working out and running around town. In doing so, she’s curated and designed the best and the coolest high fashion athleisure and activewear.
But more than that, she brings the lifestyle of being an Addison Bay women to you. This is through pop-up shops, workout experiences (they recently sponsored a barre class on the beach in Nantucket), and active events. Two of my other friends, Ashley and Emily, also work with Marghi. And together they are building a badass female brand that welcomes you to get involved with everything they’re doing for fashion and fitness.
In sum, Addison Bay curates the most fashion-forward and high-performance women’s activewear you will find— and along the way, is redefining the way the modern woman shops for activewear. Who else is immediately sold after reading that?!
I’ve always admired and have been inspired by Marghi. We worked together in the past. And couldn’t be happier for her success this past year and her one year anniversary of the company. Hustle and heart is at her core… isn’t that what being a female entrepreneur is all about?!
I thought it would be fun to do a “fast five Q&A” with Marghi, so below are her answers to a few fun quick questions!
Fun facts about Marghi (from Marghi):
- Favorite workout: Soul Cycle, Peloton for at home workout
- Her favorite food: Rita’s!
- Favorite Philly restaurant: Parc
- Her favorite AB moment so far: “SO many highs! Hitting the one year mark is my favorite moment so far – I’m so proud of my team.”
- The most rewarding part about being an entrepreneur: “Hopefully, I can lead my example. I want to be a role model for my daughter and nieces. And I want to show them that ‘sky is the limit’. To give them the confidence to go for it in their own lives someday.”