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What the Le Tote Team Wears to Work

The crew at <a href="http://sf.racked.com/archives/2014/12/17/manservants.php">Le Tote</a> (plus a couple of Manservants). Photos by <a href="http://www.kimlucian.com/alps/">Kim Lucian</a> for Racked
The crew at Le Tote (plus a couple of Manservants). Photos by Kim Lucian for Racked

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Summer Wilson, Director of Photography, wearing a top from Le Tote, white Levi’s, Aldo shoes, a ring with chain from Fawn Boutique SF, and a Sarah Chloe monogram "S" ring from Mark & Graham.

What is your worst shopping habit?

Buying everything instead of one thing.

What have you learned at Le Tote that you never would have learned elsewhere?

How to walk through fire and construct ideas on the fly. Literally the day before shoots sometimes.

Which trend do you really like right now?

Fur and leather but I like that year round all the time anyway.

What’s your favorite item that you’ve purchased on the Le Tote?

Triangle Infinitine earrings

Your closet is on fire! What three items do you save from the flames?

Basically I"m grabbing a huge armful surrounding my mom's vintage rabbit fur jacket and a pair of boots.<br><br>

Be honest: Do you even buy clothes now, or do you just borrow them from the office?

I'll be honest, both!

Kristen Benner, Business Development, wearing Nine West Heels, BGBGeneration leggings from Le Tote, a Zara button down shirt, and a Le Tote necklace.

Your closet is on fire! What three items do you save from the flames?

My 2012 World Series ring, my diamond necklace made from my great-grandmother's engagement ring, and my cowboy boots. Can I grab more things?

If you could trade closets with anyone (living or dead), who would it be?

Kate Middleton or Blake Lively. Kate can rock a coat dress and fascinator like no one else and I essentially want everything Blake wears.

What have you learned at Le Tote that you never would have learned elsewhere?

Don't be afraid of crop tops. We had a few crop tops this past spring/summer, and I adored wearing them with high waisted midi skirts and high heels.<br><br>

How many times have you shopped the warehouse for a last-minute after-work event?

Constantly! I attend many fashion, technology or startup events on behalf of Le Tote, and consistently make sure I am wearing items from our inventory to all of these events.

Aubrie Rice, Customer Development, wearing a Saint Grace dress with ruching from Le Tote,  H&M tights, House of Harlow triangle earrings from Le Tote, and Aldo ankle strap sandals.

Which Le Tote staffer has the best style?

Bryn: she's always incorporating an edgy piece.

If you could trade closets with anyone (living or dead), who would it be?

Marie Antoinette, much more romantic than today's neutrals & clean lines.


What’s the maximum number of Le Totes you have ordered in a month?

My record is four but raiding the PR closet is my cheat.

Be honest: Do you even buy clothes now, or do you just borrow them from the office?

It's been a closet saver, I'm much more selective now with the pieces I choose to purchase.

How many times have you shopped the warehouse for a last-minute after-work event?

Too many times to count, most recently I discovered a little black dress with athletic mesh, it reminded me a bit of Alexander Wang's sporty trend.

Brett Northart, Co-Founder and President, wearing a Gant Rugger sweater, white oxford, raw denim jeans, and Alden Indy boots.<br><br>

What is your worst shopping habit?

One-click purchasing random stuff after a glass of bourbon or two.

What have you learned at Le Tote that you never would have learned elsewhere?

What peplum is, the fact that the last word in Net-a-Porter rhymes with "foray", and a number of other women's fashion specifics.

Which trend do you really like right now?

#lumbersexual

If you could trade closets with anyone (living or dead), who would it be?

Diddy. So much fur and lamé. Not sure I could pull it off but it would be fun trying.

Ruth Hartman Chief Merchandising Officer, wearing Sandro and Not Your Daughter’s jeans.

Your closet is on fire! What three items do you save from the flames?

A Gucci dress and a navy fur vest &#8212;both presents from my husband&#8212; and a Prada bag that I bought in Paris.<br><br>

Which trend do you really like right now?

The juxtaposition of clean/sleek lines mixed with the 70s.

Be honest: Do you even buy clothes now, or do you just borrow them from the office?

I rent them from Le Tote&#8212; of course!

If you could trade closets with anyone (living or dead), who would it be?

Angelina Jolie. She looks effortlessly chic whether she be on location directing a movie, in Africa as an ambassador for the UN, or on the red carpet with Brad.

Megan Gerber, Senior Director, Global Sourcing and Production, wearing a J Crew denim shirt, Ralph Lauren suede sweater, J Crew jeggings, and DV boots.

What’s one item that you passed on that you wish you could go back and buy?

A camel leather jacket.

Which Le Tote staffer has the best style?

Rakesh

What is your worst shopping habit?

I rarely pay full price for clothes; being in the industry, you know how much it costs to make.

Your closet is on fire! What three items do you save from the flames?

A J Crew denim jacket, , Citizens of Humanity white skinny jeans, Gucci brown riding boots.

Linnea Michaelsen, Director of Design, wearing a BB Dakota dress from LeTote, Frye carson boots, and a Madewell necklace.

Your closet is on fire! What three items do you save from the flames?

My closet in in major need of an overhaul, I think I would actually welcome it as an opportunity to go shopping!

What is your worst shopping habit?

Getting over excited and buying something i don’t need or even like, just because it is on sale.

What’s the maximum number of Le Totes you have ordered in a month?

Two.

If you could trade closets with anyone (living or dead), who would it be?

Sienna Miller, I love her casual ‘boho’ chic style.

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