Michael Phillips Moskowitz, founder of Bureau of TradeBureau of Trade, a luxury shopping portal that blends retail opportunities with style and cultural criticism. He was previously a senior communication designer at IDEO, and the co-founder of TODO Monthly (a lifestyle guide in San Francisco) and Gytha Mander (a designer menswear label acquired in 2006). Prior to publishing and fashion, he served on the research staff at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford.
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