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24, online vintage-clothing reseller
Founded Avant Gaudy, an online clothing-resale business, with her sister in 2005 with an initial investment of $100. Annual revenues are now in the low five figures, she says. (Salary figure also represents work-study supplemental income.)
Running a business has been an opportunity to learn about a lot of professions: accounting, programming, marketing, public relations.... I'm currently a second-year [undergraduate] at the University of Chicago.... I'm interested in political philosophy.... Reading Foucault, trying to understand what makes people tick. I think that goes directly into my business.... I don't know where the business will go.... We're just going to see how big it can get.
Styling: Ana Gagliardi