"When we started there were not a lot of female-founded [online] consumer retail companies," Gilt Groupe Co-Founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
told the Financial Times
. Gilt, of course, is huge now, and in addition to revolutionizing online shopping, FT
is suggesting that the company has also provided a much-needed model for MBA students and other women headed into the business of fashion. "There now seems to be a path to follow," says Christina Wallaceof
, co-founder of newly launched e-commerce site Quincey Apparel, which she founded with Harvard Business School classmate Alex Nel
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Gilt, the shopping tool that sells high end items at very discounted prices, has totally redesigned its iPad app.
The redesign adds Gilt City to the mix, Gilt?s shopping tool based on � your location.� � Using the app, Gilt members can access local...