1. Retail
Founded more than 60 years ago by Jack Wertenteil, the family patriarch, Gold Medal started on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in a retail store the size of a closet selling close outs and irregular goods.
2. Wholesale
In 1982 and 1984 respectively, Paul Rotstein and Ira Wertenteil entered Gold Medal as the 2nd generation to take over the family business. While maintaining the business they currently had, they positioned Gold Medal to become the premier supplier to the department store world. By expanding their sourcing and manufacturing overseas, Gold Medal was able to keep their reputation of high quality goods while offering customers competitive pricing.
3. Digital
In its 3rd generation of business, Gold Medal is thinking big and building bigger by providing the foundation for digital transformation while delivering great products and services that drive customer success. With the launch of its business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce website, Gold Medal is able to enhance the customer's wholesale purchasing experience and salesman-to-customer interaction. With a proven formula of people, products, services and hard work, GMI continues to grow and innovate.
Family owned and operated since 1954, Gold Medal has been synonymous with value, quality and integrity. We have always remained committed to our core values ensuring that the needs of our customers and clients are our first priority. Every employee, partner, vendor, and associate are considered and treated like one of the family. This concept plays an important role in every single business decision we make.
As an accessories powerhouse, we're driven by the trends. Our highly skilled and trained in-house design team keeps us ahead of the curve. Mixed with our strong global sourcing, we're constantly out in the market bringing our customers the very best we have to offer.
Gold Medal prides itself on its reputation in the market. By treating everyone we interact with as family, we take our commitments to customers extremely seriously. It's our duty to be the best every day, which is exactly what we strive for.
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With over 60 years of experience, GMI has established itself as one of the leaders in the accessories business. Please contact us to learn more about who we are and what we do.
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