FROM THE AMAZON OF INDIA TO THE WARBY PARKER OF WARBY PARKERS, THE COMPANIES CHANGING HOW WE SHOP.
1. Warby Parker
For building the first great made-on-the-Internet brand. “We’re often asked why Warby has been successful,” Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal says of his eyewear company. “If we sum it up in one word, it’s deliberate.” You wouldn’t know it, except by looking at the results. Annual revenues at the five-year-old company are “well over” $100 million, according to a person familiar with its finances. Meanwhile, its two CEOs, who founded the company with two other Wharton classmates, have transformed what was a niche web shop into the hottest thing in offline retail, with 10 stores so far and sales-per-square foot figures that rival those of Tiffany & Co. …
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FAST COMPANY 5/1/2015