Isaac & Nahman Andic
Mango opened its first shop in 1984 on the Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona, based on a previous initiative created by Isaac Andic and his brother Nahman. In a revolutionary business idea where urban womenswear reflected the latest in fashion, the two brothers expanded their sales network to five shops in just one year, and were soon on the road to global fame.
What started out as a small team began to grow as a result of an ambitious production system based on the philosophy “just-in-time”, which defined product concepts, store design, quality standards, price and brand image. This solid approach has turned Mango into a Spanish fashion leader.
The corporate philosophy is all about creativity. One of its cornerstones is the Hangar Design Center, the largest of its kind in Europe, where more than 600 professional create the brand’s collections. Mango also seeks to broaden the scope of its actions, with limited edition collections launched each season by top fashion designers, who have so far included Adam Lippes and Zuhair Murad.
One of the company’s latest challenges has been the launch of HE Homini Emerito, a new menswear initiative, now available in Europe.
At present, Mango has over 7,800 employees, 1,850 of whom work at the Hangar Design Centre and at its Headquarters in Palau Solità i Plegamans (Barcelona). However, beyond the statistics, it is made up a young and enthusiastic team, with an average age of 28, and 85% of which is female.
Mango currently has a total of 1,220 stores in 91 countries worldwide. Their expansion continues with the recent entry in countries such as Georgia, Argel and Martinica. Their latest store openings have taken place in cities of the stature of Ciudad del Cabo, Hanói, Boston, Jerusalén and Nantes.
Mango can be differentiated for having a highly-defined concept. The Mango concept is based on an alliance between a quality product, with an original design and a coherent and unified brand image. Dressing the modern, urban women for her daily needs is the formula they have analysed, adapted and applied in all the countries in which Mango is present: it has been and remains one of the keys to their commercial success and international prestige.