It's party dress season


I don't know how I stumbled on this website, and maybe I've been living under a rock for ages given I've never heard of this, but I'm kind of in love with Rent the Runway. For 90% off the retail price, you can rent a in-season designer outfit or accessory for any type of occasion, and then, when you're done, slip it back (unlaundered - they take care of that) into a provided envelope (postage already paid - they take care of that too) and stick it in a mailbox. Done. They even send a backup size for free in case the one you rent doesn't fit. If you spill red wine on the dress of tear the biggie. They take care of that! Amazing!

Only have to live in the U.S. BOO! We need to get this here! How fun would it be to be able to wear a high-end designer gown to your next black tie event - one that you would likely never spend the thousands of dollars on, or a sexy little dress that realistically, you're only likely to wear once, to a stagette or girls night. So awesome!

If I have been living under a rock and you're all aware of this site already, then please someone tell me what it's like. They say everything arrives freshly laundered. Is that true? Are the clothes in good shape? Would you use a service like this?

If I could rent something from Canada (Rent the Runway people...if you're reading...I'm in Toronto. I'm further south than Detroit...just saying...we're not that far), I think this is what I would want:

I think I'd need to rent the legs too, but that's another story (Retail $1495, rentable for $150).

For an evening when Cam takes me out on the town! Retail this is $475, but to rent it's $75.

Someone needs to host a black tie event and invite me. Then I would totally wear this. This baby is $1495 retail, but $250 to rent. Still kind of a lot, but maybe depending on the event, it could be justified.

I love this cocktail ring. Rent for $50 (retail $398)
I think this is true love. Is it okay to rent true love? For $65 (retail $473)
Images all from Rent the Runway. From top: Trina Turk Gold Tulip Dress; Herve Leger Stop and Stare Dress; Haute Hippie Salsa Dance Dress; Yigal Azrouel Selma Gown; Erickson Beamon Confetti Cocktail Ring; Coralia Leets Cerulean Droplet Earrings.


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