Kathleen McCoy, founder of Bella Notte Linens, has built a business by women, for women, that is approaching its second generation of leadership.
She studied design at the Fashion Institute of Design and
Merchandising and spent years working for 80’s fashion
icon Jessica McClintock, who taught her, “Romance never
goes out of style.” Kathleen founded Bella Notte to bring
romance and couture to the world of linens, filling a gap
between mass-produced products and fine linens that
had to be dry cleaned with her own easy care
Being a woman has influenced her company’s values.
Bella Notte offers what she calls a “family-first” culture,
where everyone is empowered to make the best
decisions for themselves and their families, something a
traditional male-led business might not consider. With
daughter Taylor and niece Lauren playing an increasing
role at Bella Notte, Kathleen has turned being a woman-owned business into a long-term advantage.
WOMAN-OWNED LUXURY LINENS LINE
BASED IN YOUR HOMETOWN
Malugani’s Tire Shop
Kendal (Malugani) Savelli is celebrating 35 years at Malugani’s
Tire Shop. That’s half of the life of the Mill Valley institution,
which was founded by her grandparents, Dan and Stella, in
1948. In the male-dominated automotive industry, Kendal
stays ahead with self-taught business savvy, a quick wit, and
by treating both customers and employees like family.
493 Miller Avenue • Mill Valley, CA
415.388.1800 • maluganitire.com
SERVING MILL VALLEY FOR 70 YEARS