I, like most women, love to shop. There's nothing better than that feeling of putting on a new outfit and feeling so confident. But instead of shelling out hundreds on clothes you may not want to wear again in a year, what if you could rent your wardrobe? That’s where Rent the Runway, also known as RTR, comes in. Under their Unlimited membership, for a set monthly price ($159) women can rent from a collection of designer clothes. You can rent four items at a time, but swap them out as many times as you want. Technically, you can rent a new outfit every week. The brand offered to let me try Rent the Runway Unlimited. Here's my Rent the Runway review, below.
You can get $100 of your 60-day trial of RTR unlimited with the code RTRGYPSYTAN ($50 off each month). That drops your first two months to $109, or equivalent to about one shirt or pair of jeans.
Rent the Runway Unlimited lets you access over 600+ designer brands, some of my favorites like Self-Portrait, Free People, & For Love & Lemon. I was able to select four pieces at a time and swap them out whenever I wanted — an advantage over Rent the Runway Update, which only lets you keep the same four pieces a month (but for $89 per month instead). Not just limited to clothes, but also sunglasses, purses, jewelry and more! Basically, your dream closet is at your fingertips for $159 per month.
Picking what to wear on my first order was the hardest part. There are hundreds of options. To make it easier, RTR has pre-made shopping lists catered to different styles, events, and even weather.
I ended up picking a dress from Tanya Taylor and a Zac Posen bag which I wore to brunch with friends.
I also wore this adorable gingham mini dress with white sneakers while exploring NYC.
My outfits cost $1,071, which is almost seven times more than the monthly cost of RTR. The prices were based on the items’ retail values, which were listed on RTR’s website.
Overall, I think RTR is an amazing deal if you are always on the hunt for the latest trends. My best friend Christina has a job where she has to dress up all the time so I am definitely recommending this service to her. I put together some fall work outfits just to give you some ideas to copy.
I absolutely am in love with this snakeskin print blazer paired with this pleated skirt or this sleek tie belt dress. Pair both outfits with nude heels and you're ready for work! For cooler weather, pair this classic turtleneck with blowy sleeves with a sleek black button skirt. Or this with faux wrap blouse with this 3.1 Phillip Lim Wool Patchwork A-Line Skirt.
If you are constantly buying and discarding clothes, this service is definitely for you. I loved the feeling of being able to try as many styles from as many designers as possible, without breaking the bank or being wasteful.
So, would you try these membership options? Have you tried them in the past? Let me know in the comments below. Here are a few of my favorite items now available.
Thank you Rent the Runway for sponsoring this post.