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Caroline Issa —Tank publisher, style star, and budding designer— admits that she never thought she would be working in fashion. The Wharton grad tells The Daily Pennsylvanian that she didn't even have plans to leave her home town of Montreal before she was accepted to the prestigious business school. "I was originally going to stay in Montreal, and someone came from Wharton to my [pre-university college] and I was so intrigued," she explains. "It was very last minute and the gods were with me and I got accepted."
After school, Issa moved to San Francisco to work as a consultant with Marakon, where she was assigned to a project with Nordstrom. A subsequent gig led her to London, where she decided to leave her consulting gig to run Tank. Issa's Marakon relationships recently came back into the picture thanks to her former boss, now the head of strategy at Nordstrom. The department store contacted Issa about collaborating on a line, and the rest is history.
Just when you thought that House of Lies was the only interesting thing to come out of management consulting, one of the shining stars of street style makes you reconsider everything you thought to be true.