About Us

Onda first opened its doors in the fishing village of St. Mawes Cornwall in the year 2000. For the past 18 years we have worked hard to get to know our customers, their tastes and their needs. We have an diverse range of interesting designers brought to you under one roof. We try to ensure that some of the items in stock are unique to us. The down to earth environment of St. Mawes lends itself to luxurious but wearable clothing. We like to think there is something in store to suit everyone’s pocket. Quality and comfort are paramount. We are always more than happy to provide a personal service. Please feel free to call us if you need any help……01326270456

The Team

Charlie Polizzi

I launched Onda in 2000 after working with my mother and sister to open the Hotel Tresanton in the same village. I spotted a gap in the market for wearable luxury clothing to wear in this ever changing environment. Initially I designed all the clothes and accessories and had them made on my travels in India and Vietnam. However, after the birth of my second child in 2003 I found it hard to travel as much. I decided to turn Onda into what it is today, well curated designer collections to suit all shapes and budgets.

I love the simplicity of life in St. Mawes. The clean air, sense of space and pace of life are guaranteed to make you feel good. I am always searching for something slightly unusual to add to a classic piece. 

Elizabeth Branson

I have lived in St. Mawes for 16 years and have been working in Onda since its beginning. I am the mother of the shop as I have been here the longest. I know all our customers, their children and families. I love my dog Rocky, my grandchildren of mass destruction and exploring Cornwall. I try and help people push their style boundaries. I never tire of hearing how items bought here have been worn and loved for years.

Janice Young

Originally from Scotland I have lived in Dubai and Bangkok for 26 years before finally coming 'home' to live in St Mawes. Summer Holidays in St Mawes were always special for my family and something we looked forward to all year. I loved popping into Onda to see the girls and buy an outfit to take back to Dubai with me. I am now so happy to be working here, not only with a great team of girls, lovely customers, but also surrounded by all these georgous clothes!

Jennifer Burnett

I was born and bred in St. Mawes but then left to travel the world. I came back to St. Mawes to spend more time with my brother and his family. As the newest member of Onda I control the stock and all new products arriving in the store. 6 years has flown by. I am adventurous with my choices and love to mix patterns and colours together. Happy customers give me a thrill. I live with my partner of 18 years.

Kelly Jameson

I came to St Mawes after living in Austin, Texas for 3 years. I was drawn in by its pretty landscape and magical energy. I've worked in boutiques before, but Onda has that 'special something' about it. I love working with such a fabulous team of ladies and meeting our lovely customers. I help out with the tech side of things, managing the website and taking photos of all the lovely stock.