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Second Skin Here's how two entrepreneurs scratched their business itch.

By Kristen Henning

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What: Lightweight hosiery for women
Who: Amy Kistler Lambert and Anna Roop White of Autrepeau
Where: Atlanta
When: Started in 2003
Startup Costs: $50,000

As undergraduate business students in North Carolina, Amy Kistler Lambert and Anna Roop White were preparing for 12- to 15-hour corporate workdays. Yet there was one thing they hadn't planned on: wearing itchy sweaters and stiff suits on a daily basis. So the two friends and former roommates combined their dreams of finding comfortable officewear and decreasing dry cleaning costs with their business backgrounds to form Autrepeau--French for "other skin." The company makes lightweight short- and long-sleeved tops, camisoles, turtlenecks and pant liners that can be worn unobtrusively under dress clothes.

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