In 1987 Bamali was born. It did not start as a well-prepared project directed to
some great future goals. No, it started spontaneously. Marjorie Kort accepted some
orders to design and make clothes for friends. They were enthusiastic and told
other friends. In a short time Marjorie’s clientele had grown so much that a fashion
business became obvious. Bamali was established as a design atelier and a
fashion store. First a charming small store in an old fortress in Curacao. Followed
by one in Bonaire. A few years later an old monument in the Breedestraat
Curacao was restored and made into a beautiful store with the atelier on the third floor.

To my customers and friends from all over the world.
After working 35 years for Bamali
and enjoying making clothes for many of you,
I have decided to retire.
Bamali Curacao closed down past January.
However Bamali Bonaire will continue.

I feel thankful for having you as my customers.

Kindly yours, Marjorie Kort.
© 2022 Bamali, Credits: Photography Frouwkje Smit and webdesign Larissa Neslo.