Brookfield’s newest tenant, Argent—now open in the 230 Vesey Shops—is on a mission to upgrade working women’s wardrobes and help them navigate their busy, hybrid lives. Through confident clothes and an inspiring community, they’re creating a movement that’s all about self expression in and out of the workplace, versatility as a power move, and radical equality when it comes to paychecks, pockets, and everything in between.

Ahead, meet Argent’s Work Friends: The ambitious, trailblazing, bold women who bring Argent to life. They embody what drives Argent and for Fall/Winter ‘23, they’re helping debut the brand’s latest collection while we celebrate the legacies they’re building—in front of and behind the scenes, in boardrooms and local communities, and always while challenging the status quo.

Katie Couric—Journalist & Entrepreneur

Malika Andrews—Journalist & Host

Malika Andrews’ career milestones were merely a dream a few years ago. A journalist and host of ESPN’s NBA Today, she's broken records as one of the youngest-ever sideline broadcast reporters, the youngest person to host the NBA Finals Trophy ceremony, and the first woman to host the NBA Draft on ESPN as of 2022—the same year she won her first Emmy. And she’s only getting started.

Ai-jen Poo—Labor Organizer & Activist

Ai-jen Poo has been at the forefront of advocacy for care and care workers for over 25 years. As the the Co-founder and President of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, her work reaches from deep within local communities to the highest levels of government. All the while, she’s creating a legacy of championing the most vulnerable in society—older adults, children, people with disabilities—and those who care for them.

Betsy Beers—Executive Producer

Betsy Beer’s work is the stuff of modern television history. As the Executive Producer of Shondaland, and creative partner to Shonda Rhimes for over 20 years, she’s helped power our collective cultural obsessions with Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Bridgerton, and so many messy, relatable characters. Wondering what an Executive Producer actually does? It’s also part of Betsy’s mission to demystify the career she loves.

Anu Duggal—Founder & Venture Capitalist

With VC investments in women-founded businesses hovering around 2%, more than ever, VC leaders like Anu Duggal are so essential. Duggal is the Founding Partner of Female Founders Fund, which launched in 2014. Through her commitment, she’s established it as one of the largest seed funds for women, while fostering an ambitious community of entrepreneurs.

Michelle R. Cole—Costume Designer

For over 40 years, Michelle R. Cole has been designing costumes for some of the biggest TV style icons—from the Fly Girls of In Living Color to the Gen Z looks in Black-ish and Grown-ish. Today, she’s hardly slowing down. Instead, Cole sits on the board of the Costume Designers Guild and is dedicated to mentoring future creatives hoping to forge their own paths.

Read more about Argent’s Work Friends.

And explore their new store in the 230 Vesey Shops, Level 1.