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Style: Marissa Mayer is coming out of the closet

May 3, 2008

[Fashion passion: Mayer and a Naeem Khan design]

As shares of Google rise anew, and newspaper stocks tumble, here’s where a lot of the search engine giant’s profits are going: Straight into top Google executive Marissa Mayer‘s closet. The 32-year-old fashionista is one of the most high-profile players in a new generation of ultra-wealthy San Francisco-area technologists, now giving papers a fight for their lives.
The Wausau, Wis., native‘s taste for high fashion is legendary. Even so, it was pretty amazing — and more than a little tacky — to see so much free-spending on display when The Wall Street Journal on Thursday drew Mayer and her extensive clothing collection out of the closet of her luxe San Francisco penthouse. Mayer, vice president of search products and user experience, shares something in common with Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw. They both love Manolo Blahnik footwear (below, sandals, in a Plexiglas case).
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[Photos: WSJ]