Friday, August 13, 2010

Rent the Runway


Have you guys heard about this? Renting designer clothing at a fraction of the retail purchase price? While watching E!News I was intrigued when Giuliana mentioned Rent the Runway so I had to look further into this site.

As stated on Rent the Runway, here's how it works:

LOVE
Find a Look: Search the dresses and accessories you love from the top designers in the world!

WEAR
Pick a Date: Schedule a delivery date. Select a FREE backup size for the perfect fit. The dresses and accessories are yours for 4 or 8 days!

RETURN
Send it Back: Put your order in our pre-paid package and drop it in the nearest mailbox. We take care of the dry cleaning!

*Love, wear, return description taken in its entirety from Rent the Runway.

For example, check out this haute little Hervé Léger Posh X-Front Dress - the same dress that Victoria Beckham has rocked. Instead of buying it for $1,250, you can rent it for a mere $125. What a steal!


It sounds like it's literally as easy as 1-2-3! I wish they had this back when I was in school. It would have been a great deal to do this for prom. I could have rented a dress from an affordable designer, paying only $50. As opposed to buying a non name dress for $150 and never wearing it again.


Would you ever rent a dress from this site?



Images courtesy of: Rate the Runway and google

15 comments:

mscharmschic said...

I think I would rent a dress from website just to try it. But, I would only wear whatever I get for a special event not everyday.

Staley Mc said...

I've been on this website before and it's such a neat idea. I think if I had special event or something I might rent something from there! It's so cool thoug!

Yoli said...

f I could fit into those teeny tiny couture clothes, I sure would.

Valerie said...

I've heard of this and it sounds awesome! I'd consider it if there was a dress I was dying to wear that was super expensive. Hope you have a great weekend!

xo
Valerie

Valerie said...

I forgot to respond to your comment. Yes, you can get Quinoa at the grocery store, but it's a lot cheaper at Trader Joe's. So that's where I get it. You should try it!

this free bird said...

i have heard of this madness and i think i would try it. but if there was any scent of the former wearer i would be very sad. and moderately terrified.

xoxo,
carrie

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ya know what I'd probably use this if I had a real fancy place to go to or an event. =)

Yelena said...

I heard about this site back when it was still in the planning stages, i'm excited to see it up and running!
I think if it was a really special occasion I totally would rent a dress - sounds like a genius idea! :)

Kristin said...

I would totally spill something on it!

Blonde Steel Magnolia said...

That is a fabulous prom idea. I as only sample sized before I had kids anyway,lol.

thelayeredpancake said...

i did hear of this website. somehow it feels unnatural to wear what one can't afford, but i am sure i can get over that. if a dress really caught my eye, i would definitely try this.

Stephanie said...

This sounds fabulous!! It's kind of like bag-borrow-steal, the netflix for designer bags. I wish I had an event to go to that I could put this website to good use :)

Kisses,
Stephanie

The Red Umbrella said...

Great idea!

Jules said...

This is such a good idea and another one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” deals. I am fine investing in a good bag and higher end accessories, but when it comes to clothes, I’m pretty cheap. Most days Old Navy, Target and typical mall stores will do just fine. This would be so nice for special events and to really glam it up in a designer piece that you can send back and not have to feel guilty about.

caroline said...

i have been creeping this site for a few months now! haven't had any fun events, but with my wedding coming up, i'm going to try renting some jewelry and some dresses! can't wait!
let us know if you try it!
xox
c