Margaret Josephs is a TV personality, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and lifestyle expert, best known to the public as a breakout fan favorite on Bravo’s hit series The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which she joined as a regular cast member in 2017.
Margaret was raised by a single mother, an immigrant from Hungary known as “Marge Sr.” to RHONJ fans. She graduated from FIT in New York City with a degree in Marketing and Fashion Design, and began her career in the heart of the Garment District as a dress designer. In 1999 she launched her lifestyle brand, Macbeth Collection by Margaret Josephs, from her kitchen table. It has since grown into a global business empire, including sister brands Candie Couture by Margaret Josephs, House Candie by Margaret Josephs, and the eponymous Margaret Josephs clothing line, introduced in 2019 for the 20th anniversary of Macbeth Collection.
Her belief is that everyone deserves a little fabulosity in life, and she makes it her mission to bring her devoted followers fashion-forward products that embody “Luxury for Less”. Her mantra? Caviar dreams; tuna fish budget.
Margaret gratefully uses her platform to bring awareness to causes that are close to her heart, such as treatment for childhood cancer patients, LGBTQ rights, and women’s empowerment. Margaret runs her company her way, with an entirely female staff, and as a working mother herself ensures a work/life balance for her employees where they truly can have it all.
When she’s not focused on building her businesses, Margaret can be found renovating her estate with second husband, the love of her life, Joe Benigno. Their home is from 1906 and is a labor of love, but Margaret is determined to have a real closet.