Bad Madge & Co is a boutique located in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego and has been open since 2011. The boutique specializes in vintage, resale, local San Diego designers, and a small selection of on-trend fashion items. Its primary focus is on recycling and upcycling items from furniture, fashion, accessories, home goods, art, records, and collectibles.
The Mastermind of "Madgeness"
It's crazy to think how much Bad Madge has come to life in the span of nine amazing years. It all started with the mind behind the boutique ready for a change and a new dream. And no her name is not Madge it's Tanya...Tanya McAnear to be exact. Tanya's established career in the industry is what led her to want to open her own vintage boutique. But not just any boutique a vintage boutique that immersed you in an experience.
Tanya was selected as one of the Assembly District 78’s "Women of the Year" for 2018. She has served on the South Park Business Group’s board for five years and is the chairperson for the quarterly South Park Walkabout and biannual Clean Up South Park events. She supports numerous charities and non-profit organizations such as the IRC, Trans-Family Support Services, and the San Diego Rescue Mission.
Tanya was also a fashion instructor at Fashion Careers College (FCC) from 1993 to 2012, where she was awarded “Instructor of the Year” for 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2012. In addition to teaching at FCC, she has also taught at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She has volunteered for the Zamarano Elementary School reading program. She has worked with children at the Mar Vista Middle School in their After-School All-Stars fashion club as an after school program instructor. The program provided low-income and high-risk students with a safe environment to learn and grow.
She earned her BFA from The Academy of Arts San Francisco with a focus in Fashion Merchandising. Before opening her boutique, she owned Bad Madge Productions for 20 years and produced fashion shows for many local and national organizations. She also coordinated the annual Golden Hanger Fashion Awards Gala for 16 years. This event drew over a thousand people to the fashion show and awards presentation produced by Fashion Careers College.
Other clients Tanya has worked with include: Nordstrom, San Diego History Center, The Timken Museum, The Art Institute of San Diego, Zandra Rhodes, Nicole Miller, Chula Vista Center, Otay Ranch Town Center, the National Charity League, The Shops @ Las Americas, Westfield, The Toby Wells Foundation, YM Magazine, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and many other well known organizations.
Her passion, work ethic, and willingness to support others is what continues to drive her on her life journey as she follows her dreams while striving to make a difference.