Save Money & Borrow a Fabulous Dress for Your Next Event!

One of the most frustrating things is spending hundreds of dollars on a dress for an event that you then only wear once. In the vein of Netflix and Bag, Borrow, or Steal, there is now Rent the Runway or RTR. RTR is an online service where you can rent dresses for either 4 or 8 days for approximately 10% of the retail value of the dress.  By renting dresses rather than buying a new dress everytime you go to a wedding, cocktail party, or other event, you can literally save hundreds of dollars every year!

There is no membership feee to join Rent the Runway.  It is 100% free to be a member and browse the site.  The only cost you will ever have with RTR is for the rental of dresses or other items from the site.  Once you are a RTR member, you can start renting dresses online immediately.

When you are ready to rent a dress, you can search for dresses by designers, occasions, trends, styles, sizes, price, and even by date! Rental prices for dresses start at $40 and the rental prices are approximately 10% of the retail cost of the dress.

Once you have picked the dress you want to borrow, schedule a delivery date. Your dress will appear on your doorstep the day you select. Even if you have a last-minute wardrobe crisis, RTR offers next-day and even same-day delivery if you live in Manhattan!

If you are not sure what size will fit you best or are worried about sizing, you can always get a the dress you are renting in two sizes free of charge.  This ensure that when your dress arrives there are no sizing issues and you will look your best.

Rentals last 4 days and the rental period can be extended to 8 days at an additional cost. In order to return the dress, simply place it in the pre-paid packaging provided by RTR and drop it in the nearest mailbox on or before the last day of your rental period. You don't have to worry about cleaning the dress,  they take care of the dry cleaning for you!

As an added bonus, when you refer your friends to Rent the Runway you are eligible to earn rental credits towards your next rental.  For every friend that signs up with RTR and rents a dress, you will receive a $20 credit in your account.

In addition to offering various dresses, Rent the Runway has expanded and you can now rent accessories such as jewelry, handbags, and wraps to complete your look.  You can also purchase jewelry, wraps, shoes, lingerie and shapewear, make-up, and various fashion solutions, in order to make sure that you ensemble is perfect and you look gorgeous without any wardrobe malfunctions!

RTR designers include: ADAM, Alice + Olivia, Badgley Mischka, Brian Reyes, Catherine Malandrino, Christian Cota, Christian Siriano, Diane von Furstenberg, Doo Ri, Foley + Corinna, Frank Tell, Giambattista Valli, Gryphon, Haute Hippie, Helmut Lang, Hervé Léger, Just Cavalli, Lela Rose,Matthew Williamson, Moschino Cheap And Chic, Pencey, Peter Soronen, Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti, Proenza Schouler, Rebecca Taylor, Richard Chai, Robert Rodriguez Black Label, Robert Rodriguez Collection, Tibi,Tracy Reese,Tuleh, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Vena Cava, and Yigal Azrouël.  They are also constantly adding new designers, dresses, and accessories to their inventory.

RTR has also expanded and now sells dresses and accessories that are retired from the site at a discount deep discount. 

So what is stopping you? Why haven't you joined Rent the Runway yet?

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(price as of May 21, 2014)
You can give the gift of fashion by giving your friends and family a gift card to RTR so that they can start renting dresses and accessories and be their most fashionable!