Guest Post: MANGO Headquarters

This is a guest post written by Grit & Glamour. Grit & Glamour flew to Barcelona on behalf of Pretty Shiny Sparkly to cover the international photo shoot hosted by MNG by MANGO for jcpenney. Here’s what she experienced. Let’s try not to be jealous! Also, I’ll return to regular posting schedule soon, I’ve been interviewing back to back. — Kristina

Vahni: Touring MANGO headquarters, which is actually in an airplane hangar, was a dream come true. Being able to see fashion production behind-the-scenes, from beginning to end, was not only informative, but eye-opening. You can’t imagine how much effort goes into every single piece, every button, every zipper. It was totally fascinating to me.

Vahni: MANGO’s design center features a long, art-filled corridor off of which large (think airplane-size) rooms house fabrics, a library, pilot stores (full-size stores for planning displays, etc.), design and product testing, a cantina, and more. We were not permitted to photograph many of the areas, but still got a lot of shots that give you an exclusive peek inside.

Vahni: In the main corridor.

Vahni: Mannequin displays in the corridor.

Inside the design room (below). You can only see the end of three rows of tables that seemed like they were miles-long, at which dozens of employees sit and work, rather quietly given how many people there are in the room. We were all very surprised at the order and calm of a room with so many people in it.

Vahni: This is a shot from inside the pilot store for accessories…you can see the long tables I was talking about in the background.

Vahni: Another view of the accessories pilot store.

Vahni: And a shot of all of us after the tour!

Following the tour, we were given a quick presentation of the MANGO design process by MANGO designers. And goodie bags and treats. Yay!

Vahni: Jean (of Extra Petite) and I check out the schedule for tomorrow’s photo shoot.

And that’s it! We took a few shots outside before heading back to the hotel.

Grit & Glamour

This mission, including the trip to Barcelona, was sponsored by MNG by Mango and jcpenney and produced by Style Coalition.

Stay tuned for more reports from Vahni’s trip to Barcelona for the international leg of my mission with MNG by MANGO! Thanks again, Vahni! Be sure to check out Grit & Glamour for her fun (we’ll call ’em “unofficial”) posts–like some great after-hours Barcelona pics! — Kristina

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  1. 10.29.2011 / 9:53 pm

    Awesome shots! How neat to see things up close & in person!

  2. 10.29.2011 / 11:23 pm

    Having such a great time recapping the trip…and you make my posts look so great! Thank you!

  3. I am completely fascinated by the “behind the scenes” process. I am much more appreciative of the garments I wear when I take the time to think about how much effort it took to make that one piece.

    • 10.30.2011 / 1:52 am

      I am too, Veronica! I am too!

  4. 10.30.2011 / 1:42 am

    Guest Post: MANGO Headquarters: This is a guest post written by Grit & Glamour. Grit & Glamour flew to Barcelona…

  5. 10.30.2011 / 4:48 am

    I wonder what that guy in the second photo is thinking as Ms. V gazes into her phone… hmm…
    Anyway, I’m happy Ms. V helped you on your mission, and whomever shot those photos did an awesome job as well!

    PS – I want that red sweater dress she saw in the corridor!

  6. 10.30.2011 / 9:48 am

    Oh lordy! Imagine working in an environment like that?! How amazing…

  7. 10.30.2011 / 10:53 am

    I am so glad that Mango realised the importance of bloggers in the world of fashion, about time.Vahni is definitely the most glamorous of the lot. There is a short spaniard agreeing with me on the second pic from the top.Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh Vahni Rocks.Besos to both of you.

    • 11.01.2011 / 1:44 am

      Aw, thank you! And I agree! MANGO’s decision to do this is amazing and commendable!

  8. 10.30.2011 / 9:44 pm

    This is a writer’s dream. Awesomeness 🙂

  9. 11.02.2011 / 12:54 am

    Oh my! What a treat!!!! This is so super fascinating and I’m dying over all of the inside pics.

  10. 11.02.2011 / 11:25 pm

    I am beyond jealous at Vahni’s trip. I would so love to get behind the scenes and see everything she saw! Thanks to both of you for sharing! 🙂

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