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Wednesday, October 22nd 2008

In the Glossies: One of Our Own


We don’t like to toot our own horn. Alright, we really, really do, but this time, it’s with good reason. Chicago-based magazine CS put the spotlight on shopbop’s own Joe Milano, director of buying and planning, in their October issue. A native of the Windy City, Joe has been with shopbop for 5 years. A few highlights from his interview:

On how the company has changed since he started in 2003:
“We’ve grown, and we’ve grown up…We added a designer boutique with really high-end collections. We just launched a video denim guide…We now ship international…And, of course, we’re excited about debuting the (Breast Cancer Awareness) charity tees.”

On Madison (shopbop’s hometown) style:
“Where I work, everyone obviously dresses well, but Madison is much more casual.” (Aw, thanks Joe!)

On Chicago style:
“You take elements of L.A. and infuse them with New York, and you’ve got this really cool blend.”

Check out the entire article here (navigate to page 96), or if you’re in Chicago, pick up the mag!

--Amie

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