Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Proprietor Farhad Heidari oversees Gemelli’s flagship Beverly Hills storefront, collecting finely made textiles from Italian mills to dress gents in flattering, elegant business and formal wear. A signature Gemelli fit streamlines the fitting process and uses an American-European hybrid sizing scale to ensure that sports coats and suits cut sharp silhouettes and show off well-defined high-fiving muscles. Contemporary looks—from boldly printed dress shirts to unconstructed blazers—also share space with Gemelli’s more traditional Italian suits in the shop’s tidy interior of wall-to-wall dark, varnished wood.