Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rent the Runway

I'm finally starting to feel better, however I have this nagging cough that is keeping me out of the gym... so much for 30-day shredding my way to Mexico over Thanksgiving! But at least I won't be sick while I'm there :)

On a much happier note, have you ever heard of bag, borrow, steal? It's a website where you can rent designer handbags and jewelry, and if you love them you can buy them. It's not a discount site, but it's a fun idea.

Along similar lines, the New York Times Online posted an article about a website called "Rent the Runway". According to the description you can rent designer couture gowns that would normally cost you $1,000 or more for $50 to $200 for two days. I've always thought it was unfair that men could rent tuxes for a special event but women had to buy the dress! You simply rent the dress, it's mailed to your home, you wear it and return it in the package they send to you. Dry cleaning is included in the cost of the rental. It's like Netflix for couture! This sounds like a fun way to expand your fashion wardrobe without spending half a months worth of salary! The bad news, is that the website which has only been up for one week and only has 160 dresses, already has a list of 20,000 members. However, you can be added to the waiting list and hopefully this new business will succeed and they will continue to add members!

1 comment:

The Wife said...

I left you something on my blog!