Retailers Shaking Up the Status Quo

Retail Disruptors

Communities making and selling. Social sharing as shopping. Retail is invoking the rhetoric of democratization. Introducing CNBC's Retail Disruptors.

  • 'Rent the Runway' Disrupts Fashion

    Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman explains how her Internet rental business is shaking up the marketplace.

  • By: Eric Rosenbaum, CNBC.com

    Communities making and selling. Social sharing as shopping. Retail is invoking the rhetoric of democratization. Introducing CNBC's Retail Disruptors.

  • Etsy is a platform for independent businesses to sell their goods. More than 14 million shoppers have made a purchase and more than 100 million items have been sold since 2005.

  • Social networking site where users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of others.

  • Rent the Runway is the premier online destination for dress and accessory rentals with a revolving roster of more than 170 top designers.

  • Shopify is an ecommerce platform that allows individuals and businesses to create online stores. Founded by two snowboarding enthusiasts to sell their snowboards.

  • Warby Parker is disrupting the overpriced eyewear market controlled by a few large companies that reap huge profits due to lack of customer choice.

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