Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rent the Runway

I'm probably a little late on this whole phenomenon, but thanks to Amanda at My Switch to Scrubs, I may have a new dangerous obsession on my hands. 

RTR is a company founded by two former Harvard students who had the same dilemma as most of my friends and I do. Even though we have a closet full of dresses, we want a new, special (and most likely, pricey) dress for the upcoming wedding or date. RTR allows you to rent a designer dress for a 4 day time period for about 75-90% off the original price of the dress! I personally have a few dresses that I paid a pretty penny for and have only worn once or twice.

Here are a few items that I've already added to my Favorites..

Tibi Calla Lily Cap Sleeve Dress
Rent for $35!! Retails for $378
Tibi Abstract Flower Dress
Rent for $50, Retails for $425

Mark & James by Badgley Mischka Grecian Escape Dress
Rent for $35, Retails for $360
Mark & James by Badgley Mischka Cotton Puff Sleeve Dress
Rent for $30, Retails for $380

The $30 - $35 dresses will wind up renting for around $50 after insurance and shipping, but hey, that still beats buying it at $300 - $400! 

Thanks for the post, Amanda!

Oh, and Emily, don't let David know I was the one that told you about this...kthanks!


  1. This is an amazing deal!! I'm afraid this is going to be bad...

  2. Ahhh yes...welcome to the obsession! I have been eyeing that first Tibi dress FOR-EVER...it is so gorgeous, and a friend of mine rented the black Tibi dress for something a few months ago and it was to die for. I'll let you know on Friday's post if mine fits (please say a little prayer)!

  3. Awesomeeee! My husband is not going to like this...lol. Thank YOU for sharing!

  4. I wish it was a local thing and you could go try dresses on before renting them. They all look good on models.

  5. What a great idea. And this is the first I have heard of it.

  6. i'm assuming they have them all dry-cleaned before each rental??

  7. Ohh, RTF, it's amazing! Wish I had come up with the idea. You've piced out some great dresses, too! Happy Friday!