Hello Everyone! My name is Madeleine Mackenzie, and I am the owner of Luxe B Pampas Grass. We are a curated online store and now official boutique specializing in home decor, dried florals, and pampas grass.
I started Luxe B two years ago in a storage locker in California, no joke!
I’d create my pampas arrangements from the storage locker and ship them all over the States.
It’s been a complete whirlwind to go from packing orders in the dark in a storage locker to hitting 100K followers on our Instagram. This honestly has been the very best learning experience for me. We transitioned our office space a few times in our first year as our business grew quickly. It went from a storage locker in California to my home garage in Edmonton to a basement suite apartment that we turned into our very first office and into our first 3000 square foot warehouse located in less than a year. When I moved my business to Canada at the start of the pandemic, I never dreamed that I would have such a supportive local community here. When I first started my business, I only had an American online store, and when I moved to Canada, this was the case. Somehow through the grapevine, people started realizing that I was local to Edmonton even though my website was American (I was shipping 98% of my packages to the states at this time). From time to time, I’d get an email request like, “ Hello Madeleine; I was told that your main office is currently in Edmonton. Can I come to pick up my order?” I soon realized after numerous people dropped by that I had a market for my items here in Edmonton. I was completely blown away! When we transitioned into our first warehouse space in August 2020, I knew it was time to open my online market to my fellow Canadians. I launched the Canadian website in November 2020, and it took off! I never thought that my boho California items would draw in so many new supporters. After realizing I was very wrong, I decided that in late November 2020, I would start offering curbside pick-up to our local Alberta community.
It kept us so busy, and it honestly made my heart so warm meeting all the lovely people coming to pick up their items. We soon realized our first warehouse was too small to handle our operations and required a new space. We put on our big girl panties and decided it was time to move into a larger warehouse space that could accommodate a boutique for our growing local market.
We got the keys to this new warehouse space on May 7th, 2021, and we have now officially opened our boutique called LUXE B CO.
Building any space during covid did have hiccups, and ours was no exception, but we are happy to say we are fully open to the YEG community! Our current hours are listed on our Instagram @luxebco.
My entire team is excited about being open as we have been operating our business behind a computer since starting. We are happy to meet people face to face finally.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing the items we curated bring warmth and happiness into other people’s spaces. We have searched long and hard to source the best products, whether it be our pampas or dried floral items.
Our team @luxebco is ready to help you with any questions regarding your special events such as weddings, baby showers, product launches- you name it! Please stay tuned via our social media for all our new product launches! We are looking forward to all the good things to come from this!