January 21, 2011
Rent the Runway is an online store that allows customers to rent designer clothing – worth thousands in paper cheddar - for mere pennies on the dollar. Born out of New York City, Rent the Runway gives solution to the age old anomaly: “closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear,” and I have to admit, I’m rather impressed :)
Created by two Harvard Business School Jennifers - known to their friends affectionately as Jenn and Jenny – Rent the Runway houses countless name brands that you can rent out and wear on special occasions without the dramatic depletion to your checking account. With over 95 designers to choose from, they will gladly send you two sizes of the dress (or accessories) of your choosing at up to 90% off the retail cost… they even take care of the return shipping!
My girlfriend Rachel – holler, Rachie! – did this for our friend’s Lauren’s NYE wedding, and she looked absolutely fabulous! Already a b.e.a.uuuutiful girl, she rocked the reception in a Milly Kimono-me dress which retails at $445 for the low, low price of $50. See below:
**Work it out, Rach!** Rent the Runway has been featured in just about every fashion magazine, television program and most recently, they expanded their line into weddings! Whoo hoo! Now, brides have the opportunity to rent from the BEST designers the wedding world has to offer for themselves and/or their bridesmaids! Love this idea, not only for brides on a budget, but any ladies lookin’ to feel fabulous and retain savings! Check it out below: