Retailers Shaking Up the Status Quo

Retail Disruptors

CNBC's Retail Disruptors Revealed
CNBC's Retail Disruptors Revealed   

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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