Rent The Runway Unlimited Subscription Review – January 2016
Rent the Runway has begun their new Unlimited subscription! (I believe there still is a waitlist, but they recently opened it up). It’s a designer rental service – think Le Tote, but higher-end. You pay a monthly fee and as long as you’re subscribed you can rent up to three items of designer clothing and accessories, and can swap out any of or all three items at a time for new ones. However many items you send back is how many new items you will be sent next. There is no “keeping items to buy them,” like Le Tote does; if you want to buy an item, you checkout online and get 30% off. (Rent the Runway takes care of dry cleaning.)
The items come in a zip-up, fold-out garment bag on hangers, which are yours to keep. Also inside, in a zipper pocket, is your return shipping label and a little plastic lock to loop into the zippers when you ship things back.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Rent the Runway Unlimited
The Cost: $139/month
COUPON: Coupons do not apply to subscriptions, but you can save 20% off your first regular RTR order with code FIRSTRTR20P
Save $20 off your first month of the unlimited service with code FFUNL19113F!
The Products: Up to 3 items of designer clothing and accessories, which you can swap out for new ones an unlimited number of times
Ships to: US
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Badgley Mischka Emerald Scarlet Gown – $615 Retail, my price: $430.50 ($100 a la carte rental)
The second we decided to review Rent the Runway I knew I needed to get an all-sequin gown! I don’t wear much green, but I love this color. I really like the cowl neckline, too. It’s just a little too short for where I like floor-length gowns to hit.
Clover Canyon Liquid Jade Maxi Dress – $385 retail, my price: $269.50 ($75 a la carte rental)
I am so obsessed with this dress! I want to wear it everywhere, for everything. The print is fabulous, and the material is a nice, thick, comfy, stretchy knit. I adore the florals and the cut out detail.
RVN Woodblock Dress – $425 retail, my price: $297.50 ($70 a la carte rental)
This dress is really uncomfortable, actually! It looks cute but it’s super warm, which I didn’t expect from the sheerer details. However, it’s short enough that maybe that’s enough air flow and ventilation for this dress, haha. It’s also way shorter than I expected.
Verdict: I’m really excited about trying Rent the Runway. It’s so fun to be able to try on clothing I’d never get the chance (or occasion) to wear otherwise (RTR offers normal/casual clothing, too! I just chose all formal items to be more adventurous)! It’s expensive, but you have to keep in mind the value you’re getting from it – I think, practically, this is a subscription perfect for people who either already spend a lot on designer clothes each month, and/or have a lot of black tie/formal events to attend.
What do you think about Rent the Runway? What kinds of items do you think I should rent next?