Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rent the Runway

Of course you've heard of Rue La La and Gilt, but have you heard about Rent the Runway? Perfect for the person who needs many different looks for many occasions!

Afraid of repeating a dress in a photograph?

Want to wear the latest Lela Rose dress for one evening without spending a fortune?

Do you have many weddings, parties, or fundraisers to attend but nothing to wear?

Then, Rent the Runway is for you! At this members only site, you can rent couture and designer dresses for about 90% off the retail price. The lastest trends in Vogue are now attainable for everyone.

How does it work? You choose a dress you like by date or event. You'll receive your dress (in two different sizes, just to play it safe) by mail. After your special event, simply return the items in the pre-paid packaging. Dry cleaning and shipping is included in your rental fee. Stylists are available online to help with fit questions and to help you accessorize your look. It's like having a personal shopper online. At 5'4", I also appreciate it that long dresses come in multiple hem lengths. This ensures a great fit and avoids hemming issues.

You might think it is a little strange to "rent" a dress, but it's a fairly common practice. Celebrities do it all the time. Socialites are often given clothing to wear for special appearances. Designers who are looking to publicize their newest looks commonly loan their clothing to well known people. I've even seen local news reporters wearing Lilly from a certain store. In large metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York, there are dress rental companies dressing ladies for special occasions. Now, you can do the same thing that many people have been doing for years!

Here are some gorgeous items I found on Rent the Runway from designers like Halston Heritage, Lela Rose, Badgley Mischka, and more. Some old preppy standby's are there too, like Milly, Tibi, and Shoshanna.

Here's your personal invitation to join.



  1. That is the coolest idea! I'm in love with that first turquoise number! Thanks for the info. :)

  2. I love Rent the Runway - such a fantastic idea! I was going to do a similar post at some point, but you beat me too it! :)

  3. YAY! This is so awesome! Thank you so much for the invite!! :) xoxoxoxox

  4. So cool! Thanks for the invite!



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