I was frustrated.
As a mom of five, my time is limited.
After spending several hours searching for a dress for a black tie event, I came home empty-handed, grumpy, and still unsure what I would wear.
Plus, I had wasted all that time searching and searching (not to mention paying a babysitter!).
Later on in the day, searching the web, I knew there had to be a solution.
Enter Rent the Runway.
MY FIRST EXPERIENCES WITH RENT THE RUNWAY
I first used Rent the Runway for special event outfits.
Black tie, dinner parties, charity events.
WHAT I LOVED
#1: Rent the Runway sends a free backup size with each order. This way you can choose which fits the best.
#2: Their website and app are so easy to use. There are filters for every category imaginable. My favorite filters to use are the size and occasion filters.
#3: Sending the dress back is an absolute breeze. Materials and label are included for quick and easy return.
#4: I get to wear designer clothes without the hefty price tag. Then, I can send back and not have to store it in my closet where it will just collect dust.
WHO SHOULD USE RENT THE RUNWAY?
Rent the Runway offers styles for women of all ages and sizes.
Sizes go from 0 – 22.
They also further organize the dresses by body type.
Pregnant women can filter by the bump friendly filter.
WHY I SWITCHED TO RENT THE RUNWAY UNLIMITED…
The Unlimited Membership allows you to rent up to three products at any time. You can keep the items as long as you want.
With each item that you return, you can rent another piece.
As long as you continue returning, there is no limit to the items you can rent in a month.
In January, I embarked upon The Art of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and completely organized my closet using the KonMari Method.
With a clean slate and an uncluttered closet, I decided that it was time to stop buying stuff. Clothes, dresses, purses.
But I still wanted new things and to look cute. Right?
That is where Rent the Runway Unlimited comes in.
I spend $139 a month and throughout the month, I carry new purses, wear brand new dresses, and sport lovely jewelry.
I do not have to leave the house to purchase, and I do not have to worry about the items cluttering and collecting dust in my closet.
Could you imagine if you only spent $139 a month on clothes?
Granted you are not keeping these clothes, but honestly, how many times do you wear a cocktail dress again?
Plus, the three items I usually rent total to at least $1000 retail value.
It is a steal!
Rent the Runway offers dresses and accessories for 4 or 8-day rentals.
You pay a rental fee, rock the dress, then send back at the end of your rental period.
Prices vary. Shipping is guaranteed for the dates you choose.
Rent the Runway Unlimited is a program that allows you to rent three dresses, accessories, tops, or bag for as long or as little as you need. You return the items and choose more!
The cost is $139 a month. The items usually come in two days and take two days to ship back.
The biggest pro is that you get to wear fabulous designer clothes and accessories. These are items that I would never purchase for myself, but will happily rent with the much lower price tag.
Rent the Runway also allows me to spend way less money on clothes.
I am also able to keep my closet organized and uncluttered.
You will occasionally pick something that just does not work.
This has only happened to me twice. The fit on two of my Unlimited rentals was just not right. I returned the next day, chose two new items, and had them before the week was over!
One time I did receive a dress that was missing the belt. The dress just did not work with the belt. I e-mailed Rent the Runway and was completely refunded the cost of the rental.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
I highly recommend that you give Rent the Runway a try for your next big event or wedding.
And who knows, you just might become an Unlimited member like me, and together we can rock our designer duds!
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