Tommy Bahama was founded in 1993 by Tony Margolis, Bob Emfield, and their wives. They imagined a brand name that brought to mind images of warm days on the beach and a relaxed lifestyle at night.
The company is a manufacturer of men and women’s clothing, sunglasses, hats, active wear, footwear, swimwear, and a line of home furniture. There are more than 160 corporate owned stores around the world. The company’s products are also sold in most upscale stores such as Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, as well as at beach resorts and hotels around the world.
Tommy Bahama was purchased by Oxford Industries, Inc., in 2003 and operates as a subsidiary. The company recently launched its own brand of rum in 2007. There are currently two varieites; White Sand, which is a light rum, and Golden Sun, which is a dark rum. Both flavors have won awards in the San Francisco World Rum Flavor Competition in 2010.
Tommy Bahama maintains a corporate office in Seattle, Washington.