Photo by Bruno Gaget

Got a guilty pleasure for flash sale sites? Well, Alexis Maybank -- founder of Gilt Groupe -- may be to blame for your latest apparel addiction. The Harvard grad and former eBay staffer has an enviable amount of shopping experience under her belt. Our friends over at Beautiful Stranger spotted the entrepreneur outside of her NYC office and grilled her about everything from what she was wearing to the products she swears by.

Occupation: Founder, Gilt Groupe
Home: NYC
Spotted: Outside her office, NYC
What she's wearing: Luca Luca dress, Miu Miu shoes, Chanel bag, Vendoro earrings, Rolex
Personal style: "Strongly feminine classic, with a bit of downtown added for good measure."
Favorite designers: Zac Posen, Prabal Gurung and Dolce & Gabbana
Fashion icons: Anita Ekberg in Dolce Vita, Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot
Go-to summer looks: Feminine florals and brights
Where she's headed this summer: Cote d'Azur
Accessories she's obsessing over now: Pamela Love
Top shops (aside from Gilt, of course): "Phillip Lim's L.A. boutique, Mecox Gardens for my home and Giggle for my daughter."
Must-have hair products: Frederic Fekkai Shea Butter line
Signature scent: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
Book by her bedside now: The Lost City of Z
Fave iPod summer mix: "If Pandora does not stream it, I do not listen to it!"
Green efforts: "I am on the board of Audubon Alaska and a chair of Audubon Women In Conservation. Believe it or not, I studied environmental science in college."