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Mickey’s Clubhouse

Mickey Drexler thrives on connection, and still talks regularly with people who worked for him 30 years ago—even people who he fired, or who left in a huff.
Mickey Drexler thrives on connection, and still talks regularly with people who worked for him 30 years ago—even people who he fired, or who left in a huff. Photo: Scott Rudd/Getty Images
Lauren Sherman
August 31, 2023

I’ve spent the last two years and change reporting on the tarnished retail legend Leslie “Les” Wexner for a book I’m co-writing about Victoria’s Secret. Even though our book is about Wexner and his company, one of his greatest rivals, Millard “Mickey” Drexler, the former Gap and J.Crew C.E.O., comes up in conversations with my writing partner almost daily.