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Golden State Stays True to Its Roots

Golden State Stays True to Its Roots

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It’s a great American success story. Laurie Prestine and her husband Scott Prestine, along with their chocolate lab, Hobbes, grew Golden State Activewear out of the back of an old jeep in San Jose, CA.

It just made sense, as they had roots in a long history of family business in the dry goods industry. Nearly 100 years ago, Laurie’s grandfather, Hugh McCreary, started selling sought-after brands of western wear, followed by her father, Bob McCreary, who traveled the states, calling on Hugh’s customers, and later building his wholesale business to include large retailers and the government.

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Now celebrating its 27-year anniversary, the family-owned and -operated business proudly offers its customers a deep inventory, low prices and excellent service. “We even changed our name from Golden State Tees to Golden State Activewear in 2007 to better reflect what’s now a one-stop shop,” says Stu Smith, vice president of sales.

“We don’t aim to be the biggest apparel distributor out there.”


“We see it as our edge. Our customers benefit because it allows us to be nimble in our marketplace regarding our customer service, inventory assortment and prices,” Laurie says. “Our size allows our customers to easily help shape who we are.”

Whether you’re in the market for caps, bags, towels or apparel, the team at Golden State Activewear is ready to fulfill your needs.

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