Marta’s was established as a shopping destination for ladies clothing in Raleigh. We set the standard for exceptional customer service and one-of-a-kind selection of designer brands. Our carefully curated catalog of designers and custom line of shirts will flatter women of all body types and ages.

Meet Marta

Marta Dziekanowska


Born in Poland, Marta’s discerning eye and love for fashion developed at a young age, when she would flip through fashion magazines. After completing Cracow’s University of Economics, Marta aspired to a career in the fashion industry. She moved to Connecticut and started as a sales associate for several boutiques, such as Darien Sport Shop in Connecticut. After moving to North Carolina, she set her sights on opening a store for her loyal customer base that would focus on personal consultation and clothing that works for women of all sizes and ages. With her keen eye for detail and fresh approach to styling, Marta’s ability to dress the modern woman has solidified her presence in an ever changing industry.

Meet Manuela

Manuela Thomas


Born in Portugal, Manuela’s love for design started by studying notable European fashion designers, both haute couture and ready-to-wear. After moving to the States, she started working as a personal shopper in Connecticut and most recently at Barney’s in New York City. Manuela’s passion is to create looks for the modern woman that makes them feel beautiful inside and out.

Meet Laura

Laura Curcio


Laura’s journey in the fashion industry started in 2004. Most recently she crossed paths with Marta, as a buyer at Darien Sport Shop in Connecticut. Laura’s mission is to find clothes that are fashionable, yet functional, and befitting a range of lifestyles, ages and occasions.

Meet Joy

Joy Marchone


Joy’s love for clothes started while she was in IBM sales covering healthcare, financial services and media accounts in Los Angeles where it was necessary for her to look the part. Ten years ago, after a successful career at IBM, she began her foray into retail with Doncaster in North Carolina where she had an exclusive clientele and, most recently, worked at Kristen’s Shoes and Apparel where she enjoyed dressing women from head to toe. Joy prides herself on providing good customer service and loves to help women look and feel good about themselves.

Meet Brenda

Brenda Gibson


After shopping with Marta for a few years at another shop in the Triangle area, and appreciating her personal attention as well as her sense of style and expertise, Brenda decided to open Marta’s along with her husband, Ron.

Brenda is a native of Raleigh and spent 6 years in retail before banking and commercial real estate. Over the last few years most of her time has been spent giving back to this community. She is currently the Board Chair at WakeMed Health and Hospitals and serves on the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation. She previously served on the Board of Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County). In September 2017, Transitions LifeCare named their Administration Building the Brenda C. Gibson Education and Community Services Center to honor her volunteer efforts over the last 20 years.