The Association of Magazine Media

Christine Hunsicker

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Gwynnie Bee

Christine Hunsicker is the chief executive officer and founder of Gwynnie Bee, an online clothing rental subscription service exclusively for women sizes 10-32. In 2011, Hunsicker set out to launch Gwynnie Bee to tackle the limited access to trendy fashion for the majority of women – 67% of the population is size 14+ and yet they represent only 16.6% of apparel spending. Gwynnie Bee is a substantial buyer of plus size clothing in the United States with over 3,000 different styles and 150+ select brands available. After four years and over 3 million boxes delivered to members, the company has grown to over 350 employees, operating out of four offices across the US and India. In addition to filling an essential need for members, Gwynnie Bee presents brand partners with opportunities to plug into their growing membership and the unique feedback loop of consumer insights. These supply-side opportunities don’t stop with access to data. Gwynnie Bee has not only helped straight-size brands to expand their size range but has also worked with international brands to launch their collections in the United States. Prior to her time at Gwynnie Bee, Hunsicker worked as chief operating officer of startups Right Media and Drop.io, which sold to Yahoo! and Facebook respectively.

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