Gilt Groupe: Words of Wisdom from Industry Insiders- Alexandra Wilkis WilsonApril 13, 2011
Washington Square News
by Jake Flanagin and Sarah Kamenetz
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is a founder and chief merchandising officer of Gilt Groupe, the company behind the massively successful online discount luxury retailer, Gilt.com. After graduating from Harvard College and Harvard Business School, Wilson spent three years in investment banking before managing large-scale retail operations at Bulgari and Louis Vuitton. WSN spoke to Wilson about Gilt.com’s success and the future of fashion retail.
Q: What was the inspiration for developing gilt groupe?
A: The concept for Gilt Groupe was inspired by the excitement of the New York City sample sale and wanting to bring that excitement across the U.S.
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