Rent the Runway is a popular online rental service that allows users to rent high-end designer clothing and accessories for a fraction of the cost. Founded in 2009, the company has become a go-to destination for fashion-conscious individuals who want to access designer fashion without breaking the bank. During Black Friday I decided to give Rent The Runway a chance because they were having a crazy special. After a few months I ended up canceling my subscription, here’s why in a Rent the Runway Review!
Rent the Runway Review
One of the biggest advantages of Rent the Runway is the convenience it offers. You can browse the vast collection of clothing and accessories online, select the items you want, and have them delivered to your doorstep within a few days. This makes it a great option for people who don’t have the time or inclination to go shopping, or who want to try out different styles and trends without committing to a purchase.
I found personally I was spending so much money on clothes I was wearing just a handful of times or less so I thought this might give me that new clothing fix in a cheaper more sustainable way.
Rent the Runway offers a great selection of designer clothing and accessories from a wide range of brands. From high-end luxury labels like Love Shack Fancy and Gucci to more affordable brands like Hill House Home and J.Crew, the company has something for every taste and budget. This makes it easy to find the perfect outfit for any occasion, whether it’s a wedding, a cocktail party, or a night out with friends. However, the most disappointing thing I found was that all of the better designers or cuter pieces were constantly unavailable in just about every size. The first time I understood thinking there must have been an influx, however, after 4+ months this continued to be the case and was extremely frustrating.
They did increase the number of items per rental during my time as a member but almost everything I wanted was always unavailable. This was extremely frustrating and ultimately made me cancel.
I’ve heard from some people that their clothes had off smells to them. I never experienced this but I did find some of the pieces were well-loved and looked like they had been in rotation for far too long.
Overall, Rent the Runway is a great option for anyone who wants to access designer fashion without breaking the bank and is flexible about what they want to rent. With its vast selection of clothing and accessories, the convenient rental process, and flexible options, I can see why so many like, but for me it wasn’t a good option. I’m open to trying other rental sites and would love to know your fave! Let me know in the comments below!
Here’s a look at some of the pieces I rented and how I styled them.