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Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, Rent the Runway

What's more frustrating than seeing a designer dress you can't afford? Founded in 2009 by Hyman and Fleiss, Rent the Runway lets members rent expensive designer clothes at a fraction of their cost—and have the dress delivered to their doorstep. Rent the Runway now boasts hundreds of designers' dresses, and recently added handbags, jewelry, and wedding attire. Based in New York City, the company has also begun expanding nationwide.