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[UPDATE: This story was originally published on November 14, 2011.]
Think the giant tech campuses in the South Bay are cluttered with dudes in company logo tees, socks-and-sandals combos, and über-casual Friday ensembles? Well, you’d be right. But, in the case of mega-powerhouse Google, there are also a handful of super-stylish gals who deserve some major attention. The search of soft goods (a.k.a. the stuff you wear) is a hot topic at Google these days, so we thought it fitting to introduce you to the ladies behind the tech behemoth's most fashionable initiatives—Google Catalogs and Product Search—who also happen to be incredibly stylish to boot. Major bonus: The quartet of cuties showed us around their sprawling and awe-inspiring campus—free all-you-can-eat cafeterias, Star Wars-like Google Maps-navigation rooms, and a tandem "conference bike" built for seven, included! Click through and prepare to rethink your definition of "geeky."
Photographed by Caro Ramirez
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