Have you ever used Rent the Runway? The idea of it is amazing – you get to rent, aka borrow, some amazing pieces at the fraction of the price, package it up, ship it off and someone else takes care of cleaning it!
Personally, I love the idea of it for the time you have that one event you need (or want) a new outfit for but you don’t actually want to buy a new item because you won’t likely use it again. Or another similar reason. This scenario happened to me about 5 years ago when I had a friend’s wedding to go to and no other fancy events on the horizon after it. I was tired of the dresses in my closet so I decided it was the perfect time to time Rent the Runway. I rented this beautiful dress and had a great experience with Rent the Runway.
Then, it happened again recently. I had an event to go to and about week before the event, I saw that the weather was going to be quite different then what was originally forecasted (go figure!). So, instead of temps in the 70s, it was calling for temps in the 50s. I almost freaked out then decided that the best way to deal with the weather issue was to figure out how I could make my original outfit of a sleeveless top and jeans still work. With warmer weather on the horizon, I just wasn’t in the mood to spend money on more long sleeve tops so naturally, a jacket made sense. But, I didn’t want to shop all around to find a jacket for a one-time use situation so it dawned on me that this was the perfect situation to consider Rent the Runway. I quickly went on to the site to see what they had in the way of jackets and as soon as I saw the one below I knew it would be perfect! And for only $40!
Here’s how the site works:
- You register for an account
- You select the item, or items you want
- You pick your size and a back up size (they offer a free back up size)
- Select the date you want it delivered – there is the option for a 4 day rental or 8 day rental (They recommend you have the delivery date a few days before you plan to wear the item)
- Try on the item and determine which size you’re going to wear
- Wear the item and have fun
- Pack it up per the instructions and ship it back
- Write a review online
I went for the 4 day rental and opted to have it delivered a few days before the event so I’d have time to try it on and figure out which size I was going to wear. I went with the XS. Then, I wore it and had fun!
If you’re in the need of one time only outfit, purse or accessory, I highly recommend Rent the Runway. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. You can use my link Here to shop the site.
PS This is NOT a sponsored post.