Rent The Runway Unlimited Subscription Review – October 2016
Rent the Runway is a designer clothing and accessories rental service – similar to Le Tote, but higher-end. The offer two options: you can rent up to three items for a specified period of time (4 or 8 days) or for as long as you’d like with the Unlimited subscription!
The items come in a zip-up, fold-out garment bag on hangers. Inside, there is a zipper pocket with your return shipping label and pouches for accessories.
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This review is of the Unlimited, $139 a month, subscription.
The Subscription Box: Rent the Runway Unlimited
The Cost: The Unlimited subscription is $139 a month. If you rent items for a specified number of days, you pay the cost of the items. Returns are free for both options
COUPON: Coupons do not apply to subscriptions, but you can save 20% off your first regular RTR order with code FIRSTRTR20P
The Products: Up to 3 items of designer clothing and accessories
Ships to: U.S.
Good to know: Returns can be dropped off or scheduled through UPS
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Hunter Bell Black Chevron Skirt – Rental: $75, Retail Price: $460
I wanted to try Rent The Runway for an upcoming wedding I’m invited to. Sure, I have some great dresses in my closet, but it’s always fun to wear something new (or new to me!). I recently found this awesome top (pictured above) and have been looking for the perfect skirt ever since. I was immediately drawn to this one on Rent The Runway’s Unlimited site!
The pencil skirt is 100% nylon and covered in sequins that create a chevron pattern. The back of the skirt has high-low double slits in the back, which adds to the interest of this skirt. I am happy to report this skirt fits true to size!
ML Monique Lhuillier Overtones Sheath – Rental: $50, Retail Price: $500
I really wanted to rent something bold in color, funky in pattern, or something different than I normally buy. Monique Lhuillier is one of my favorite fashion designers, so I got very excited when I saw this dress. Unfortunately, my excitement quickly diminished when I tried the dress on. Although my size, it simply did not fit well. And I can’t tell if it’s the construction or ill-fit, but the vertical black ribbon running the length of the dress was very crooked.
The back of this dress is not my typical taste, but I absolutely love this cut-out! You definitely need to consider the right bra or undergarment, but I really love how the cut-out shape works with the lace pattern and silhouette.
How unique is this lace?! I’ve never seen anything like it and it truly feels high-end and unique.
Lizzie Fortunato Tahitian Floral Port of Call Clutch – Rental: $75, Retail Price: $505
The third item I rented is this leather and hand-embroidered purse! It arrived in a Rent The Runway pouch for additional protection. Although the flowers are tropical, the colors felt autumn-appropriate and I really wanted to see what this would look like in person. Although slim, there is plenty of room and two interior pockets.
The embroidery is really beautiful and a little reminiscent of the 80’s, but in my opinion, in a good way! The center of both flowers is encrusted in coral sequins and gold beads. The purse measures 8.5″ x 11.25″ and I think I’ll wear it as a clutch.
Verdict: I am overall pleased with my first order of Rent the Runway Unlimited! For $139 a month, it is a good subscription for anyone who likes to keep their closet fresh or attends a lot of events and needs to switch up their wardrobe often. Although I am disappointed in the dress I rented, I don’t necessarily feel it is a reflection of the service itself. I found their site easy to navigate; they offer occasion-based categories you can shop from and you can filter by size, price and the delivery date you need, which is super helpful!
What do you think about Rent the Runway?