Angelika Legowik

By Rafael Barrio

We’re with Angelika Legowik at the ELISABETTA FRANCHI Boutique in Puerto Banús, which she has directed and managed for years.

Tell us how you started out in the fashion world.

At the age of 17, I started travelling with my mother to Milan to see the Gianni Versace collections. She had the Versace brand in Germany.It was an incredible, unforgettable experience and I learned a lot. It was my ‘fashion university’. When I was 26, I decided to open my first store in Marbella, and the brands sold were La Perla, Valentino, Cavalli, amongst many others. 7 years ago, I discovered Elisabetta Franchi’s collection, and it was love at first sight – a love so intense that last year I decided to open the store with this brand in Puerto Banús.

Could you describe in detail what a normal day in your life is like?

My day starts very early. I do yoga or sports for half an hour. Then I have breakfast with my daughter and take her to school. From there, I go to my stores in Puerto Banús, and in the afternoon, I devote time to my family and friends. I also do the shopping and organise dinner. It’s my family space.

What do you like most about your business?

What I like most is acquiring the new collections and doing the visual merchandising of the store. I also have a passion for organising and preparing all the fashion shows and events.

How did the idea of setting up in Puerto Banús come about?

I’ve had stores in Puerto Banús for almost 15 years, for me there is no better place in Marbella to go shopping. Banús is the most famous port in Spain and Elisabetta Franchi is a fashion reference in Puerto Banús, because it has a wide range of party wear and extravagant,

unique garments in general. It’s what people look for in Puerto Banús.
What advice would you give to a woman who wants to set up a business, like you, but is hesitant?

My advice is not to overthink everything. You have to take risks in life in order to achieve something. My dream was to have the Elisabetta Franchi store, and I’ve made it come true.

Is it complicated being a businesswoman and a mother at the same time?

It’s not complicated, if you know how to organise yourself.

I believe your mother is also involved in the world of fashion. What have you learned from her?

That’s right, my mother owns the Philipp Plein stores in Puerto Banús and Mallorca. She’s always had businesses. And the main thing I’ve learned from her is not to be afraid of new challenges or changes. My mother has been, and still is, an important role model in my life.

Very famous people visit Puerto Banús. Who have you met in your store and what can you tell us?

The celebrities: Eva Longoria, Ana Obregón, Georgina Rodríguez, Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend, etc. and lots of famous bloggers…

Do you consider yourself lucky?

It depends. Is it luck that I own the store of my dreams? It’s not luck, it’s work and perseverance and, of course, having a good eye for fashion. It’s many years of experience.
Luck is being my daughter’s mother – such a special girl who helps me to change, and shows me how to live life every day.

What do you recommend from your new collection?

I recommend everything. In the new collection there are beautiful jackets, trousers in all cuts and colours, and dresses for any occasion.
Elisabetta has everything a woman could wish for to feel sexy, confident and very feminine in every season.

Interview by: Rafael Barrio

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