Leandra Medine is a 27-year-old fashion writer who turned her blog, Man Repeller, into a high-profile business. Man Repeller's stable of writers, artists, and social media gurus have worked in three separate offices since the blog's launch in 2010. For its previous two offices, they enlisted the help of Homepolish, a startup that has designed spaces for other startups and homeowners, and this time was no different — Man Repeller called on Homepolish designer Elisa Shankle to help create Man Repeller's best space yet.
Man Repeller has reeled in a devoted audience: 2.2 million followers across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and an average 53% fan growth year to year. Meanwhile, a series of high-profile brand collaborations have boosted the site's bottom line; they've worked with the likes of Sunglass Hut, Fossil, NARS, and Estée Lauder.
Ahead, take a look at their previous office space compared to their newest location in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood.
Man Repeller's last office was nearby, in SoHo. The reason for the move was simple: "We needed more space," Medine told Business Insider.
Now Medine even has her own private office, decorated with bookshelves and Gray Malin photography.
The old office was simply one room, with the two teams divided up into two rows. The editorial team was on the left.
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