Meet The Super-Chic Staffs Behind Our Favorite Fashion E-Tailers

[UPDATE: This story was originally published on June 2]
We think you'll agree: Online shopping is more addictive than non-fat lattes and Downton Abbey. And there's no guiltier pleasure than clicking that checkout now button at midnight (except maybe RHOBH and a glass of red wine). Dangerous as it may be, getting your clicky e-tail fix, and then finding that porch-side FedEx box really hits the sweet spot.
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Well, behind those beautiful URLs lurks an entire team of enablers (i.e. buyers, stylists, and merchandisers) who simplify your shopping experience on the reg. And these peeps obviously aren't of the techy, geek variety. Au contraire. We went deep inside some of the most haute headquarters to find the ultimate trendsetters. Armed with discounts galore, and oodles of clothes at their fingertips (jeally?), their wardrobes are lust-worthy to say the least. Take a gander at these edgy e-tailers, and we guarantee you'll instantly be inspired to add a few pieces to your cart.
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Name: Jennifer Vu

Gig: Media Buyer at BeachMint

What are you wearing?
"Madewell blazer, Topshop top, vintage Missoni skirt, Monserat De Lucca Necklace, ShoeMint shoes."

What item on your site are you most coveting right now, and why?
"I've been loving the midi-skirt trend. I'm currently coveting the Florence skirt. It's easy to wear, and the material is so soft."

When you're not popping around on your own site, where else do you like to online shop?
"Shopbop, Zara, and Gilt."

What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"It sounds weird, but the fully stocked kitchen is one of my favorite perks. I'm constantly snacking."

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Name: Maria Beale

Gig: Brand Coordinator at JewelMint

What are you wearing?
"Theory blouse, vintage woven shorts, Zara sandals, JewelMint Avalon Collar necklace, JewelMint Arabian Nights bracelet, vintage aquamarine ring, and my mother's signet ring."

How did you get your job?
"I started interning during college, and then moved on to intern directly with Cher. Once I got to know Kate and Cher, I came back to the office full-time to become JewelMint's Brand Coordinator."

What do you love about your site?
"I am in love with our Tumblr. For me, it's the place where you understand the aesthetic and feel of what JewelMint, Kate, and Cher are all about."

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What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"We're such a unique company — we're a mix of e-commerce, social, and fashion. That means we have the coolest people that work here, all with amazing minds and unique talents. And we're only getting bigger!"

When you're not popping around on your own site, where else do you like to online shop?
"Topshop is right up my alley, and so much fun to browse. I also just recently got into browsing SSENSE. I can't afford a single thing — but it's more of an aspirational shopping site. Looking only! I also love their site design — I'm working my way to art direction, so sites like these inspire me."

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Name: Ara Katz

Gig: Head of Creative, Partnerships, and Storytelling at BeachMint

What are you wearing?
"AllSaints pants, StyleMint Mercer Henley tee, JewelMint necklaces and rings, Zara shoes and leather jacket."

How did you get your job?
"I was fortunate to be at BeachMint from day one, and it's been an incredible ride ever since. My position at BeachMint is a natural progression of my work making films, and telling stories that touch content and marketing in really unique ways — which is exciting."

What do you love about your site?
"I love our brand communities, the dialogue with our customers, and how involved they are in the story of our brands. It's a reflection of the work we do, and the special experience we've built with our designers and curators."

What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"I love the energy and the diverse mix of the technological genius, style and fashion expertise, and the incredible diversity of our marketing team."

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Name: Joanna Grier

Gig: Brand Manager, Merchant/Buyer at ShoeMint

What are you wearing?
"StyleMint Broadway tee, BCBG Max Azria dress, H&M sweater, ShoeMint Oliva pumps, JewelMint Rodeo bracelet, Cinema Americano bracelet and Sweetheart ring, Hermès watch, Grandma's amethyst cocktail ring."

What do you love about your site?
"I'm obsessed with our product videos! Rachel and Nicole speak about how they came up with that particular style, and give tips on how to wear them. The content is flirty, fun, and engaging. You get to see each shoe in different looks, which really brings it to life."

When you're not popping around on your own site, where else do you like to online shop?
"BCBG, Madewell, ASOS, Topshop, Nasty Gal, and Intermix."

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What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"BeachMint is filled with brilliant people on every level, who all partner together to achieve the best possible outcome, and break new ground on a daily basis. It is a culture unlike any other."

What item on your site are you coveting right now, and why?
"My BFF of the moment is Lambert in black. It is the perfect combo of luxe and tough — that really makes it my go-to shoe."

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The pretty gals of BeachMint working and basking in the sun!

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Name: Vaneza Pitynski

Gig: Social Marketing Coordinator, BeachMint

What are you wearing?
"My favorite everyday glasses by Warby Parker, a vintage sweater, Urban Outfitters pants, and the ShoeMint Bridget sandals, some of my dad's vintage jewelry, and JewelMint, of course."

How did you get your job?
"I was at a point in my career where I knew I needed change. I loved writing about fashion and social media. I was pretty sure I was going to have to pack up and move to NYC. BeachMint was literally the third job listing that came up in a search when I typed in what I was looking for in terms of a position on the West coast. Talk about perfect timing?"

When you're not popping around on your own site, where else do you like to online shop?
"I definitely spend way too much time on Nasty Gal, Zara, Topshop, and Need Supply."

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What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"Besides our traditional 'Boots and Cats' song on Friday? I love how committed and passionate everyone at BeachMint is, from web developers to interns, everyone here is really dedicated. I've learned so much since joining the team, not only about marketing — but about personal style and really defining your own."

What do you love about your site?
"The fact that when our sites say 'personalized selections,’ we mean it. The celebrities and fashion influencers associated with each of our brands play such a vital role in designing the pieces. From inspiration to samples, and final product, they really are involved in every step of the process."

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Name: Shana Rehwald

Gig: Media Coordinator at BeachMint

What are you wearing?
"Gypsy Junkies daisy poncho and slip dress. JewelMint Raj Bracelet and ShoeMint Jills in mushroom."

How did you get your job?
"I started working at BeachMint as an intern — before JewelMint had even launched! I loved what they were doing and the direction they were going in, so I was eager to join the company. I started in social marketing creating the Twitter accounts for each Mint as it developed, and recently expanded my role to become a Media Coordinator."

What do you love about your site?
"I love that there are new designs every month! Before I’m able to get excited about the previous month, I'm already seeing new designs for the next month."

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What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"Everyone is so fun, so motivated, and super smart. I feel like I'm surrounded by some really amazing people! Every Friday at 5 p.m., we play 'Boots and Cats' on YouTube."

What item on your site are you coveting right now, and why?
I think the JewelMint Love rings are super cute. I'm also really into the StyleMint Selby skirt, and the StyleMint Campbell dress!"

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Name: Sarah Peinado

Gig: Web Stylist at Planet Blue

What are you wearing?
"Nightcap tunic and shorts, Salt Swimwear bikini top, vintage boots, Cynthia Dugan necklace, Jen's Pirate Booty cuffs, Shashi bracelet."

How did you get your job?
"I first became part of the fam when I was one of the web models! Next thing I know, I'm working it behind the camera!"

What do you love about your site?
"I love that our site has that California vibe — effortless lookbooks, rad clothes, and fun models!"

When you're not popping around on your own site, where else do you like to online shop?
"The Vans web site."

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Name: Kelly Santos

Gig: Director of Digital Marketing at Planet Blue

What are you wearing?
"Cut up Saturdays Surf NYC t-shirt, Silence + Noise high-waisted jeans, Pedro Garcia Tamira wedges, Nixon watch, Wendy Nichol bracelet, Pamela Love necklace and ring, Royal Hawaiian Heritage bracelet, and vintage Ethiopian Insignia ring."

What do you love about your site?
"I love our constant stream of online content like our lookbooks, trend updates, last year's Planet Blue family series, and our blog."

What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"We are all young creative minds that work hard and play hard."

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How did you get your job?
I started interning for the company when I was a junior in college and came on board full-time after I graduated. It's very rewarding to know that I've worked from the bottom up. Everything from packaging and shipping orders, customer service, photo retouching, graphics, PR, and now marketing."

What item on your site are you coveting right now, and why?
"The Blue Life Bohemian Princess tank, because I've always loved this cut. It's perfect for the upcoming weather — and shows off my tattoos."

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Name: Hayley Magrini

Gig: Director of E-commerce at Planet Blue

What are you wearing?
"Novella Royale tunic, One Teaspoon shorts, Zodiac boots, Vanessa Mooney necklace, Jen's Pirate Booty rings, and a Natalie B ring."

How did you get your job?
"I worked at the Malibu store while attending Pepperdine. The web site launched the week I graduated, so I jumped on the chance to do all photo retouching and graphics. Having worked in the store, I had the best understanding of how to bring the store experience to life online, and used this to work my way up to running the site along with marketing for the company."

What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"Working in the stores with some of the original crew will always be a cherished memory. Also, I love that we can bring our dogs to work!"

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Name: Paige O’Brien

Gig: Merchandising Assistant at Planet Blue

What are you wearing?
"Tart Genie maxi dress, Urban Outfitters Budweiser sweater, Sam Edelman sandals, vintage family rings."

How did you get your job?
I applied for the photoshoot internship after I graduated from college, and interned on the shoots for a summer. After a few months I joined the team full-time as a photo retoucher."

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What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"Everyone gets along so well that it makes the work day a lot easier. We like to have office cooking and baking contests."

What item on your site are you most coveting right now, and why?
"The By Zoe Denim jacket is perfect. I can wear it with a casual day outfit, or out to dinner at night. Plus, the cropped fit is a nice change from my usual oversized sweaters."

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Name: Cassidy Tashjian

Gig: Operations Coordinator at Planet Blue

What are you wearing?
"Blue Life top, One Teaspoon shorts, Madewell boots, and vintage turquoise jewelry."

How did you get your job?
"I’ve always loved the Planet Blue aesthetic and applied after graduating. I started as an intern, and worked my way up."

What item on your site are you coveting right now, and why?
"The Novella Royale Jimi jacket! Because it's made from all recycled fabrics, and because it's named after my favorite rock 'n' roll-er, Jimi Hendrix."

When you're not popping around on your own site, where else do you like to online shop?
"I don't. I'm brand loyal."

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Name: Candace Lee

Gig: Buyer at Forward by Elyse Walker

What are you wearing?
"Balmain dress, Lanvin cuff, Hermes bracelets, and Chloe boots."

How did you get your job?
"An ad on Craigslist! I started as an assistant, transitioned into buying for Revolve, and now I'm buying for Forward."

What do you love about your site?
"I love the photography and creative direction of our site."

When you're not popping around on your own site, where else do you like to online shop?
"Thank God for Zara. It's oh-so-dangerous! I love it because the stores are always so crowded."

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What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"Everyone works extremely hard, and plays hard. We are all friends and really love working together."

What item on your site are you coveting right now, and why?
"These Givenchy heels. They're from the spring '12, and I've been eyeing them ever since I saw them on our appointment last year!"

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Name: Janel Molton

Gig: Brand and Social Media Manager at Forward by Elyse Walker

What are you wearing?
"Stella McCartney dress, Pierre Hardy flats, and vintage jade earrings."

How did you get your job?
"I got the job after moving back out West from NYC."

What do you love about your site?
"The editorial features on Forward are simply stunning. They inspire me to take my everyday ensembles to the next level."

Where else do you like to online shop?
"I'm a total sucker for One Kings Lane. I bought the most divine Pistachio Portofino tablecloths from them!"

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Name: Sara M Saric

Gig: Creative Director at Forward by Elyse Walker

What are you wearing?
"Acne leather jacket, vintage Levi's jeans, Valentino shoes, Karen Walker sunglasses."

How did you get your job?
"Magic."

What do you love about your site?
"How clean, slick, and easy it is to navigate."

What do you love most about your company work environment?
"The team. We have the most fun, loving, and hard-working team around."

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What item on your site are you coveting right now, and why?
"The Givenchy tiered top. It's the perfect balance of feminine and masculine."

When you're not popping around on your own site, where else do you like to online shop?
"Steidl and 1STDIBS."

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Name: April Koza

Gig: Buyer at Forward by Elyse Walker

What are you wearing?
"Rick Owens leather jacket, Givenchy blouse, Current/Elliott jeans, and Lanvin studded sandals."

How did you get your job?
"I started as an intern while in college to get some extra credits! From there I was hired onto the customer service department, promoted to the merchandising department, then to the styling team — and finally joined buying! It's been an amazing journey."

What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"It’s inspiring to be surrounded by such hard-working, creative people who have the same passion for all things fashion! Some of my best memories involve foreign cities, late nights, too much wine and champagne."

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Name: Lauren Barnes

Gig: Head Buyer at Revolve

What are you wearing?
IRO sequin jacker, Style Stalker tee, AG jeans, and Repetto ballet flats."

How did you get your job?
"I've always been a fan of the site. So, when it came time to pursue my professional career in fashion, I immediately contacted Revolve. I was given the opportunity to come on board a buying intern. As the company grew, I was able to grow, and was hired on as a junior buyer."

What do you love about your site?
"I love that I can customize my shopping experience — from being able to 'heart' my favorite pieces, to coming up with lists."

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What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"I love that everyone is so insanely creative. They are so inspiring. Our buying team is really tight, and we've become a big family!"

When you're not popping around on your own site, where else do you like to online shop?
"I love shopping Sephora and Forward by Elyse Walker."

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Name: Jill Jacobs

Gig: Visual Merchandising Manager/Stylist at Revolve

What are you wearing?
"Seven for All Mankind printed denim, Melissa neon jellies, and Linea Pelle belt."

How did you get your job?
"I started out as an intern."

What do you love most about your company work environment?
"We have such a lively work environment. We work really hard, but keep the momentum up in a fun way. Music blaring, a good laugh here and there. It makes people want to come back to work with us."

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Michael and Kobie striking a pose outside the offices.

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Name: Michael Mente

Gig: CEO and Co-Founder at Revolve and Forward by Elyse Walker

What are you wearing?
"Raf Simons bomber, Givenchy t-shirt, Givenchy jeans, and Pierre Hardy sneakers."

What do you love about your site?
"Since Forward has teamed up with Elyse Walker, the brand line up is amazing. We work with amazing designers that I've dreamed of carrying for years."

What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"I love our teams, and the people that make up the company. I love coming to work and spending time with everybody. It's super-chill and fun, but still very focused and productive. I get bored on the weekends!"

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What item on your site are you coveting right now, and why?
"Neil Barrett sneakers. I magically wear my shoes out quickly — and always need a new pair."

When you're not popping around on your own site, where else do you like to online shop?
"Hi-Time Wine Cellars. They have the best selection of anything alcohol related. Wines, scotches, beer, everything.

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Name: Kobie Fuller

Gig: Chief Marketing Officer at Revolve clothing and Forward by Elyse Walker.

What are you wearing?
"Philip Lim Motorcycle jacket, Silent by Damir Doma tee, Nudie Jeans, Converse x Missoni chucks, Fist and Tooth silver pendants."

How did you get your job?
"Fate."

What do you love about your site?
"I love the wide selection of product combined with phenomenal curation, and visual merchandising."

What do you love most about your company's work environment?
"The team. It really feels like a group of friends working hard to build something great!"

When you're not popping around on your own site, where else do you like to online shop?
"Williams Sonoma. I love to cook and am really into mixology. I have my eye on a smoking gun, and new deep fat fryer."

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