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New York, I Love You

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM

It's nearly over, but it's still worth talking about -- the exquisite circus that is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. As co-founder of online luxury fashion retailer Gilt Groupe, I'm always ecstatic about Fashion Week. Sure, it's my industry, but it's more than that. This is my hometown. I'm a native New...

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Again With Feeling

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2009 | 7:59 PM

Today I'm on my way to Los Angeles for the premiere of Post Grad, starring Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore, is that you?), and for the after-party at the Roosevelt Hotel, which Gilt is co-hosting. I've packed Christian Louboutin gold wedges, Citrine by the Stones bangles, an opera-length necklace and long,...

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Like I Give a Frock

(6) Comments | Posted July 16, 2009 | 3:40 PM

When we first started Gilt Groupe, our invitation-only website that sells luxury fashion at a steep discount, I turned to my co-founder Alexis Maybank, and said, "What do you think the office dress code should be?"

Alexis, a Silicon Valley professional in a pencil skirt, had come from eBay and...

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Outsaving the Joneses

(3) Comments | Posted July 2, 2009 | 3:01 PM

In just one short year, we have seen NYC shift from a city of "keeping up with the Joneses" to one focused on "outsaving the Joneses." Now what does this mean? We have started to see a sea change in behavior.

Instead of comparing weekend homes, vacation destinations or...

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How We Started a Viral Business

(2) Comments | Posted June 16, 2009 | 4:56 PM

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It is not every day that one gets to start up a business with a close friend of 14(+) years. Over the past 18 months, our start-up has grown from a small room of six people to a booming office of 200+...

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