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for the letter C. Then came the signature Mahi Gold print, Palm Beach, Del Ray, and Martha's Vineyard. The dress and top styles are universally flattering, according to Gorman. "I've seen an 85-year-old woman go into a dressing room and come out asking for it in every color," he says. "Then a 16-year-old girl asking her mom if she could shrink the dress to make it fit her." A few of the popular dresses include the "Main Street" and "Parade," an instant classic after being first worn by Gorman Voelkel herself as she walked another parade. Just because the men's line took a backseat to the women's doesn't mean that it's any less of a priority for Mahi Gold. The line still holds a strong sense of pride in their original T-shirts and men's bathing suits, with plans to grow that side of the business. "We take a T-shirt and make it classier," explains Gorman. "If you can wear a T and feel like you're still acting classy, that's the most com- fortable thing you can do." Another favorite is the "Cabana" trunk, which goes from beach to bar to boat. Born in the USA Regardless of where the concept began, it's where the line is crafted that holds importance to the team. Mahi Gold prides itself on being American-made. "From start to finish, we make everything here. We were committed to doing that from the beginning," says Gorman Voelkel. With factory beginnings in Massachusetts to Allentown, Pennsylvania, to its current location in California, they've held to this ideal. "We believe that if you're going to create something, there is no other option," she contin- ues. "You should do it here and help the US economy and labor force." Sold in over 300 stores countrywide, there's also nothing better than a little local love. Mahi Gold knows this feeling well. 132 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 business "customers are really excited" P H O T O S C O U R T E S Y O F M A H I G O L D 126-134_WWMb14_business_mahi_v2_business 4/24/14 5:19 PM Page 132