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Mickey Drexler

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Mickey Drexler

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Bronx native Mickey Drexler has spent his entire career in retail. The "merchant prince" is credited with turning around Ann Taylor and Gap's massive expansion in the '90s. At J. Crew, he's successfully turned the mid-priced preppy clothing line into a more upscale global brand.

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Warby Parker’s Retail Stores Are Pacing 75% Ahead Of Schedule

Inside Warby Parker’s New York City headquarters, there is a corner of the office that serves as a retail showroom. Shoppers can peek through an opening to see the inner workings of the company while scheduling a $50 eye exam or picking out a pair of frames. This retail petri dish gives Warby employees regular exposure to customer feedback, and it also “funds the rent many times over,” says Warby Parker cofounder and co-CEO David Gilboa.

Warby Parker’s Retail Stores Are Pacing 75% Ahead Of Schedule
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