Krystina Gustafson is a content editor and retail reporter at CNBC.com. Before joining CNBC, she was the online editor at Condé Nast-owned Women's Wear Daily, the trade publication for the fashion and retail industries. Prior to WWD, she spent one year as a news associate at CNBC.com. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Florida.
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