The dress retails for $1,825 from Proenza Schouler but I found a really fab place where you can actually rent this dress for only $250. Yes, I said rent. You can wear it for a fabulous evening out and return it when you are done. How cool is that? It is a perfect idea for the fashionistas that never like to wear the same thing twice. Or for those who get a certain anxiety buying a $2,000 dress.
The site is called RentTheRunway.com. They have a huge selection of dresses and accessories from over 95 different designers. You can rent fab apparel for a black tie gala, wedding, date, holiday or a special night on the town.
What makes this site so cool is that they can ship overnight and you can keep your dress for 4 or 8 nights which works out great if you are going on vacation, honeymoon, etc. You can also pick a back up size just in case that comes with your rental for free. And you can order a second style if you need for only $25 with its own back up size. Which is totally awesome if you have more than one event over a weekend or if you want to do a fab dress change during the event.
According to the site, when you are done with the dress, you simply mail back in their prepaid envelope and leave the dry cleaning charges to them. They use an eco-friendly luxury drycleaner to ensure each piece is properly cleaned. And the second a dress looks worn, they retire it from their collection. So you don’t ever have to worry about getting a piece that doesn’t look brand new. And no one will ever know your secret.
Worried about damaging the item? Now worries with RenttheWay.com. They offer insurance for just $5. So if you spill some wine, stick a zipper or lose a stone on an accessory, you are totally covered. Another Yay!
I can’t wait to try the site out. I am not one to “rent” my clothes, in fact I am extremely picky about my clothes, but I have to try this at least once. It really seems like this could be a fab service and from the sounds of it, they really have every angle covered.
So…I have already joined and have started picking out my dress for a huge fashion event at the end of this month. I will post some photos from my fab night out in my rented dress for you all. In the meantime if you have a few, stop by and check out the site, then come and tell what you think in the comments section. Would you rent a dress? Why or why not?