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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 rocks fashion     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

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

  • Rent the Runway, Warby Parker: Occupying Luxury 1% Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:08 PM ET

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

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: Etsy Monday, 13 May 2013 | 9:07 AM ET

    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.

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: Pinterest Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 12:37 PM ET

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

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: Rent the Runway Monday, 13 May 2013 | 9:19 AM ET

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

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: Shopify Monday, 13 May 2013 | 9:09 AM ET

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

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: Warby Parker Monday, 13 May 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

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

Revealed: The CNBC Disruptor 50 List

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    Facebook and Uber discussed possibly integrating the rideshare service with Facebook Messenger app. Re/Code reports.

  • A demonstrator holds a sign in support of net neutrality outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, May 14, 2014.

    Etsy and Uber are among the small companies that rely on fast video streaming and are also against the FCC's net neutrality proposal.

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