Bellissima proudly opened its first location in Vancouver in 1975. Over the years, the family run business worked hard to grow in size and stature. The first Alberta location opened in 1981 in Calgary, Alberta. Slowly but surely the company continued to expand, opening new locations in Edmonton, Kelowna, and Victoria. As it expanded its horizons, it continued seeking out new designers, and eventually even starting their own brand. Today Bellissima is still a Canadian family run business that has grown from one store with 4 staff members to 23 stores across Canada employing more than 150 people.