Anna Bugge ’03 never expected that her postcollege job at a Patagonia retail store would launch her career as a professional stylist.

But there, among the fleece pullovers and down jackets, that’s exactly what happened.

She had just graduated from Puget Sound with an English degree and didn’t know what to do next. “I thought I was going to go to law school like my parents did, but my friend, Anni Kelley-Day ’03, had this opportunity to live at her uncle’s apartment in New York,” Anna recalls. “She asked, ‘Why don’t you come with?’ And I did.”