Hello friends!! I am very excited to share something that will be a game changer for your closet in a very sustainable way! In the past, I would buy items to wear for a special occasion or to take on vacation or to pack for a work event and then NEVER wear it again. I would see the pieces in my closet and tell myself I will style them one day but eventually it all gets donated. Tell me I am not the only one?
Over the years, I’ve been more intentional with my purchases and investing in items that are closet staples, but I still needed a solution for dressing up. Not long ago, I discovered Rent The Runway and I wish I would have tried them out sooner. It would have saved me so much time and money. Before trying them out, I thought RTR was mainly for renting fancy dresses to wear to a wedding or a black-tie event or any special occasion hence the name Runway, but they are way more than that. Honestly, the concept behind the brand is so GENIUS!! You sign up for a membership and get to try out different brands, trends and styles and when you are done, you send it back to try something else. As in, you could wear something once, send it back to get a new piece and don’t have to worry about it sitting in your closet. Best part is they offer free shipping and free return! Genius, right?! And since brands run differently, you will find hundreds of reviews on the site so you will always know how something will fit before you rent it.
Let’s talk about membership. This is what is offered when you sign up for any of the plans:
• Free Shipping & Returns: All orders arrive in two days or less and come with a prepaid return label.
• Free Dry Cleaning & Rental Coverage: RTR dry cleans and sanitizes every item after each use for no added cost. They also cover any minor tears or spills because accidents happen!
• Swap On Your Schedule: Swap whenever you are ready because there are no return dates! Your shipments can be used whenever during the month.
• Faster Turnaround Time: Members can pick their next shipment before sending anything back!
• Total Flexibility: Members can customize their plans based on the number of spots and shipments on a monthly basis. You can choose from 1-6 shipments per month and adjust as needed.
The plan I chose is the 8-item membership where I rent 4 items at a time and trade them out for other pieces. I get to do that two times each month. This plan gives me access to RTR’s full closet of over 750+ designers which includes some of my personal favorites like Farm Rio, J Brand, Good American and Paige. This plan is usually $144, but RTR gave me a discount code RTRKENID to share with you guys where you get 40% off your first two months, making the plan only $86 a month! That is way less than one designer item! Such a great deal! This is truly becoming one of my new favorite ways to get dressed.
As I mentioned previously, RTR is more than renting dresses for fancy occasions. You can rent different pieces for the many different events in your life. The inventory is varied with a lot of my favorite designers and others that I am excited to try out. The presentation of delivery is top notch. Your order ships fast and arrives at your doorstep in a nice black bag with your clothes on hangers and in plastic from being dry cleaned. You can’t beat that level of service! It’s nice to have something new without having to commit to it financially for the rest of your life.
Check out the few pieces that I rent to wear to work for a business casual setting but can easily be dressed up for a night out on the town. If you guys are interested and want to try it out, you can get $40 off your first two months of the 8-item plan by using code: RTRKENID. This is a great way to give Rent The Runway a try!
Thanks to Rent the Runway!