Biography: Malvina Guretsky

Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, seventeen year old Malvina Guretsky came to the US, received a full academic college scholarship to NYU, and swiftly made a name for herself in the financial services industry. Handpicked by the leading global investment giant Deutsche Bank, Malvina was one of only eight women to gain entry into their executive women’s leadership program that would fast-track her to a Managing Director role.

Traveling on business one to three weeks out of every month, jetting between Europe and Asia, she ran on little sleep yet owned up to the allure of the lifestyle she led. Her decision to part with the industry left her colleagues quite perplexed. Why would she opt out of high-flying success and walk away from an elite Wall Street executive career? The short answer Malvina reveals: “The higher I climbed the corporate ladder, the more I lost my identity. I stopped enjoying my work. - It was time for me to start something new.”

Enjoying time with her family at home, Malvina began to devote more and more time to her lifelong passion for knitting. And one day, what started out as a therapeutic hobby, has evolved into a new business venture. Malvina’s journey began with travelling the world, selecting the finest fibers and yarns, hiring talented knitwear designers and craftswomen, and creating couture knitwear for women and babies. She had a clear vision in front of her – a vision of a small boutique that felt like home, where each garment was lovingly made by hand, where every piece reflected the skill of the designer and the artisan, where the fabric would be so soft, one just couldn’t help but want to touch it, where the cut was so classy and design so timeless, one never had to worry about trends, where the client actually had a say in the final product.

Malvina creative vision soon became a reality! This spring season she opens the doors to MAG Tricotes boutique in Scarsdale, New York. Malvina’s name and reputation are on every single label - this is something she takes with great pride.