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Hi.

Does "where" refer to "among millennial women"  in the following sentence?

- Rent the Runway, a popular online retailer offering designer dresses and accessories for rent, has surged to success among millennial women where luxury designers might have normally been out of their financial reach.

Link: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_8048648

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Hi, Robby zhu,

@Robby zhu posted:

Rent the Runway, a popular online retailer offering designer dresses and accessories for rent, has surged to success among millennial women where luxury designers might have normally been out of their financial reach.

I don't think "where" is a relative adverb there, but a conjunction introducing the area where the mentioned online designer has succeeded and where conventional luxury designers have failed. I understand that area to be the supply of designer dresses and accessories to millennial women.

Personally, I find the sentence confusing. I understand "their financial reach" to refer to the financial reach of millennial women. I think the sentence would be clearer as follows:

- Rent the Runway, a popular online retailer offering designer dresses and accessories for rent, has surged to success among millennial women, for whom luxury designers might normally have been financially inaccessible.

Last edited by Gustavo, Co-Moderator

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