Tour The Funky, Fashion-Forward Office Of Shopping Site Refinery29

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Refinery29, a fast growing fashion media company, is booming. We checked out its office last April but it has since outgrown that space.Back then Refinery 29 had 26 employees; now there are 60. We headed over to the new office to see what had changed.

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