RAINRAPS started as a simple idea on a rainy day. Stacy Struminger, a New Yorker transplanted to Richmond, VA, had long seen the need for a stylish, lightweight, waterproof accessory in the often wet and humid Richmond climate. In the spring of 2011, a weeklong rainstorm left Stacy particularly frustrated by the lack of a fashionable water-repellent garment in her wardrobe. Searching her coat closet in vain, Stacy had the inspiration for a waterproof wrap that was not only utilitarian but also stylish. Sharing her idea with her best friend, Rachel Teyssier, they decided together to make the vision a reality. Hence, a revolution in the development of fashionable waterproof outwear began, and RAINRAPS was developed.