Rent The Runway

logoEver come across an idea that’s so incredibly brilliant you kick yourself with your Manolos for not thinking of it first? Rent The Runway is pure genius! It’s an online shopping destination for fashionistas who want to don the latest trends without committing to astronomical price tags.

1327_th_Look34b-ProductDetailPage-LargeFrontRent The Runway gives registered users access to high fashion frocks without the financial headache of ownership. Rent The Runway procures posh pieces directly from top designers and then offers rentals to fashionable frugalistas at just 10% of the retail price. So for example, that $300 hotter than hell Alice + Olivia Back Zip Cut Out Sleeve piece of hotness you’ve been coveting can be yours (for a few days) for the low low price of $50. And how’s about that $1600 Herve Leger Gun Metal Sheath Dress that would make you the envy of your next cocktail party…for $200, its yours!

Borrowing from Rent The Runway is as simple as1327_th_Look1-ProductDetailPage-LargeFront:

  1. Browse through Rent The Runway’s wide array of A-list designers and find a dress you love.
  2. Schedule a delivery date. Your dress will appear on your doorstep the next-day or even same-day delivery (if you live in NYC). Rent The Runway will even send a second back-up size—just to be safe.
  3. Return your dress in Rent The Runway’s handy pre-paid packaging and drop it in the nearest mailbox. Rent The Runway will take care of the dry cleaning!

Rent The Runway is the brainchild of Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Carter Fleiss. The ladies met at Harvard Business School and became great friends…I find myself wishing I had taken a class or two with these brilliant moguls on the rise!

In addition to Ready-to-Rent clothes, users of Rent The Runway also benefit from the expertise of professional stylists and the shared wisdom of like-minded fashion-forward members. Through exclusive relationships with top designers, Rent the Runway is able to continually update its stock with the latest pieces.

Are you looking for the perfect dress to meet the parents…best friend’s wedding….college reunion….New Year’s Eve party? Well don’t buy it – Rent The Runwayemail_header

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  1. elle says: has been doing this for nearly a year! WTGT rents weekly so there is no stress (RTR rents for 4 days) at 10% of retail values, ships nationally, provides refunds for dresses that don’t fit (which won’t happen with their standard sizing), and has received a ton of press including InStyle, Teen Vogue, The Today Show, People and way more… They’re amazing!!


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