Rent the Runway: a #girlfriend’s first choice for designer #looks

Posted on Aug 19 2017 - 8:00am by Isabelle E

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Gone are the days where you wished you could own a different item of clothing everyday.  If you can’t afford designer pieces or you need a very special piece that you’re only going to wear once, Rent the Runway is an ideal fashion service for you. Or you just love switching up your wardrobe without having the commitment of actually owning the garment. Rent the Runway is a modern solution for every fashionista there ever was.

The way this service works is extremely simple. First of all, you select your favourite designer pieces that you want to rent. For example, if you saw a celebrity wear a new designer piece, you could go online and rent that same piece instantly. Rent the Runway has over 450 designers and have new arrivals added every single week. They have everything from accessories to special occasion dresses. Their website is set up so that you can pick your pieces according to event, trend or season.

There’s no need to worry about the garment fitting correctly, because along with the size you ordered, there is a free of charge backup size with your order, just in case. This ensures a 100% fit guarantee and worry-free purchase. This really is a great extra, because you do not want the disappointment of choosing the perfect piece of clothing and then having it not fit you.

The next awesome feature of this female founded company is that you can return your beautiful designer piece for free. All you have to do is go to your nearest UPS dropbox and ship your order back after you dazzled at an occasion or event. They dry clean and inspect every item returned in their facility so that the next person gets it as good as new. This is brilliant because it saves a lot of time for us girls. #Bossing time like a pro.

Founded by Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, it is clear that these two women have used their own ideals to shape their passion for fashion. Jennifer Fleiss is a mother with adorable children and so she might not always have time to shop around.

She needs everything in one place and needs to know that a clothing service can be relied on to deliver. That is what Rent the Runway is. It gives you more time to spend on more important #entrepreneurial things. What’s even more amazing is that Rent the Runway started as a simple entrepreneurial dream where the duo starting rent their favourite fashion pieces to buyers on various undergraduate campuses. There was no business plan or strategy. They just got on with it. Both of the founders also had no fashion or technology experience. They also had never led teams before. But they wanted to change people’s lives in a fun way. Today, Jennifer Hyman’s net worth alone is 300 million dollars. Is their journey inspirational or what?

Rent the Runway has other highlights that make life easier.  Rent the Runway also offers an amazing 20% discount for new members and a free bonus style.You can get three designer pieces on rotation for work, weekends and any other occasion that you like. If you want to reserve pieces for special events or maybe just a casual day, you can reserve designer looks of your choice four to eight days in advance. Plan ahead of time with their outfit of the month membership club so that you can save on designer pieces.

If you need a little help, Rent the Runway can also help you with styling advice and can overnight you your item just in case the sizes don’t fit you. Sometimes, you can feel a little uninspired with your wardrobe. So, the solution is to go on their website or Instagram because they are filled with a ton of ideas. You will love the effortless, chic and female empowered lifestyle that they promote.

Did we forget to say that Rent the Runway now also has a same day delivery service? Well, they do! So if you are looking for some inspiration on how you can take advantage of this, here are some pics from other Instagrammers who have done it their #RTR way:

In other words, we are totally going to Rent the Runway for our next coveted designer item that we want to rent for the day, at least I will! But what’s a girl to do if she is simply looking indulgent in her #RTR piece but has nowhere to go? Well, she heads down to Dirty Martini in Hanover Square, London.

Perhaps you can find someone equally as decadent to cosy up to in one of their cubby holes?

Photo credit: @renttherunway  @champagneandmacaroons  @prettypistachio @pennypenguin13  @dirty_martiniuk

About the author : Isabelle E

The German/American Fashion Stylist and Content Writer, Isabelle E. is a fashion fanatic, constant creative, travel addict and cat lady. She empowers women to be classy and sophisticated with a bit of edge.

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