by Stephanie Berenbaum – January 26, 2012
One Night Only
Last weekend, I was at a tres chic friend’s bday party, and the Birthday Girl was wearing a fantastic cocktail dress. Believe me, it looked very fabulous – and not at all frugal. So, of course, I had to ask where she got this piece of couture. My fashionable friend immediately replied, “Rent the Runway!” Though we’ve mentioned this online service before, I myself wasn’t a member. But I was so impressed with my friend’s look, that I went directly home from the party, signed up and discovered a whole world of Fab & Fru fashion right at my fingertips!
What is Rent the Runway?
Rent the Runway lets you rent (you probably figured that out) designer fashion for a fraction of what it would cost you to buy it. We mean really a fraction – like up to 90% less. YUM! And while I have visited actual stores that rent fashion, I have never used an online service and was curious…
How It Works….
I was a little skeptical about renting clothing online – until I read the details. Here’s the scoop – at Rent the Runway, you work with fit specialists to determine the best dress for you — and they even send you a 2nd size for free! What sealed the deal for me is – if it doesn’t fit – you don’t pay (less the cost of shipping)! The site boasts a 99% success rate, which is WAY higher than my typical success rate when shopping for dresses live. Another advantage – you can rent your WHOLE look from them – including Spanx, handbags and jewelry!
I admit it, I am a procrastinator. Whether you put things off ’til the last minute like I do – or you get a fabulous last minute invitation to the Oscars – you are in luck. Rent the Runway ships same day in NYC and overnight to the rest of nation to help you avert a fashion emergency!| Print
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