Rent the Runway, the clothing version of Bag, Borrow or Steal, is now stocking pieces from Halston's Heritage line. Coming up next: fashion darling Prabal Gurung. I have to admit, I'm a bit skeptical about Rent the Runway. As a person who believes in investing in a few nice pieces and wearing them repeatedly, Rent the Runway seems downright silly. Why, I wonder, would I rent a Vena Cava dress for $100 and wear it for six days when I could buy a Vena Cava dress for $400, and wear it forever? I've done a lot of research on this, meaning I've talked to a lot of people and asked them if they would consider trying Rent the Runway. Most said no, and that it seemed like a waste of money.
One of my fashion friends said that if there was a Chanel couture piece available, she might rent it for a couple of hundred bucks. Another friend who goes out four times a week and likes pretty clothes--but doesn't care enough to invest in them--says that she'd partake if she could afford it. Have you tried Rent the Runway? What has your experience been?