This week we are taking a page (literally) out of Sophia Amoruso's bestselling book, #Girlboss, and featuring 7 lovely powerhouses who also happen to be Boobypack Angels.
We hope they'll inspire you to take some chances and fight the good fight. In Sophia's words: “While you’re reading this, I have three pieces of advice that I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t ever let the Man get to you. Okay? Cool. Then let’s do this.”
#GIRLBOSS for life.
Because today is Friday and we’re feeling extra frisky, we’re doubling up on our #Girlboss feature and spotlighting TWO Angels who work for one of the coolest SF clothing companies around– Marine Layer. Their boss, Mike Natenshon, started off by selling the softest most comfortable shirts known to man (seriously, go to their “cop a feel section”) and has since grown the brand into a full-fledged clothing line with 10 stores– one of which is opening in NY at 316 Bleeker Street this Saturday. As in tomorrow. As in if you want to meet these two bombshell #girlbosses you should go and buy some shirts. Don’t be put off by their Birkenstocks. We’ve been told they’re back in style.
1. Can you tell me a bit about Marine Layer?
Marine Layer is a small clothing company based in San Francisco. All our clothes are designed and made here in the Bay area so we have a real affinity for our hometown. What started as just a tee shirt company has now grown into a full lifestyle brand with 10 stores and 18 team members… and counting. Some recent and upcoming milestones would be moving into a brand new office on California Street, having the biggest month EVER ($1 million in sales!) and opening the 10th store in New York! Long-term goals would be to hit 20 stores next year or two and grow our international business.
2. What do you do? What is your typical day like?
Megan – I’m the Men's and Women's Merchant. On a typical day I do fittings with our design and tech team, I analyze sales trends to know what's working & what isn't and I work with product development & retail teams to make sure our product flow looks bomb in stores.
Molly - I am the Web/Customer Service/Order Fulfillment Associate at Marine Layer. A typical day includes packing and checking all the web orders, fielding customer service emails, putting new products up online and box duty.
(Side note here- When you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org it goes directly to Molly. So when you’re thinking about calling 311 because your Marine Layer sweats are so comfortable you’ve stayed inside and watched 2 seasons of Scandal for 72 hours straight, consider dropping her a line. She loves coming up with creative solutions for your wardrobe problems.)
3. What's the biggest difference between your current job and your last job?
Megan – I was a merchant at Tory Burch for my last job. Now that I work for a small startup rather than a billion dollar company, my opinion holds a lot more weight. But the biggest difference is the office culture. Tory was a high-end, runway driven, designer company. Marine Layer is a casual lifestyle brand. There's a refreshing, organic mentality here that I've 100% bought into (with the except of leaving my heels at home).
Molly – My old job was at a media buying agency in New York.... so, a lot. Someone took my trash out for me and there was always toilet paper in the bathroom.
4. What keeps you motivated?
Megan – The Marine Layer team. It’s easy to stay motivated when everyone around you is invested in what they’re doing.
Molly – Same. Everyone at this company works just as hard as the next person.
5. If you could have dinner with one famous person (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
Megan – David Beckham because he’s hot and has a British accent.
Molly- Chelsea Handler. No explanation required.
6. Who are your role models?
Megan - Molly
Molly – One of the Boobypack Angels
(Side note– Molly's role model is a Boobypack Angel. Molly is a Boobypack Angel. Therefore, is Molly her own role model? To find out- email her at email@example.com)