Rent The Runway: So brilliant!

I like to think I’ve got a pretty deep closet. I’ve accumulated some choice fashion finds over the years. . . a killer statement shoe here, a dope-azz tote there. Ya know. I do OK. But sometimes an invite comes across my desk. . . for let’s say — a super duper formal gala and a girl finds herself in a bit of a pickle. What to wear? Here’s where Rent The Runway saves the day.

Over the course of Fashion Week I found I relied on Rent The Runway for a few key pieces for several dinners and events. Prior to Fashion Week, I hadn’t visited RTR since I originally covered there launch back in 2009. So I was in for a real surprise to learn that in addition to easy peasy online dress selection, there’s also a showroom in Manhattan. Uhm, does RTR get any easier? And to add icing to this beautifully layered cake, RTR features some of my favorite designers like Helmut Land and Narcisso Rodriguez. …Check out my showroom pictures and dress sections.

I love the hemline of this Helmut Lang dress. Also thought it worked particularly well with my downtown-ish ankle booties.


Another Helmut Lang option: While I wasn’t totally certain that the longer line flattered my figure, I was completely smitten with the Grecian feel.

Now THIS! This simple little number from Narciso Rodriguez captured my heart right from the start.

Uhm! Can we clear time on the calender to discuss the back of this dress? I’ll wait. . .


In Narciso Rodriguez and Celine sunnies. . . en route to shows.


Rocking Narciso Rodriguez at press dinner with beauty girls Lianne & Rachael.


This multi-print Helmut Lang was so comfy. . . and perfect for attending Cocktails & Couture! [why the silly face?..who knows!]

All in all, I had a really positive experience with Rent The Runway. Major kudos for:

  • Expanded selection of downtown designers
  • Easy online order and fulfillment process
  • No brainer return system for dresses
  • Conveniently located showroom for in-person try-on’s

I highly recommend Rent The Runway for your next big affair. I have a formal gala in a couple of weeks…excuse me while I get RTR on the line!



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