Archive: December 2010

10 Things We Love 12.20.10

  1 New Sale Markdowns Dresses to purchase start at just $50 and accessories are as low as $15. Here's some of our favorite bargains. The dress is just $99 and these earrings are only $17 - perfect resort wear!   2 Another RTR Engagement Nadia, our Sr. Director of Human Capital, got engaged this weekend - in this gorgeous Rent the Runway Nina Ricci, naturally. Congrats to her and her fiancee David! We hope to have pictures soon, but for now, here's the dress...     3 Movies at Home Tis the season - for staying in and watching a movie. Between classics like Love Actually, and newer releases such as The Town and Valentino: The Last Emperor, it seems like everyone's cozying up on the couch. What movie are you going to watch?   4 Brunch at Bobo The French Toast Soldiers are everything good about breakfast: bananas, oatmeal streusel, and syrup!   5 Maxxinista in NYC AJ's psyched about the new TJ Maxx on 60th & 1st - now the perfect place for her to finish her Christmas shopping!   6 Joseph Leonard 2.0 After a fire earlier this year, Joseph Leonard has re-opened and its better than ever. The West Village is happy to have it back.   7 The Lunar Eclipse on Winter Solstice The moon will be a seasonal shade of red tonight , so don't miss out NYers - look up! The last time this happened was 456 years ago.   8 Skating at the Standard The newest thing in pop-ups is ice skating. Check out the one at the standard before you head inside to get warm with some drinks.   9 A Very Muppet Proposal Custom Made Muppets:  $99.95 Using personalized muppets to create a proposal video: Priceless   10 Black Tie NYE Why not go all out? Rent a gorgeous dress and get your guy in a tux. And if you want some glamour on the go, head to to find all your go-to beauty brands or discover some new favorites.   Read More

Congrats Tri Delta

Thanks to every sorority that invited friends! Tri Delta had the most invites and scored some RTR cash. Ladies, take advantage of it and make sure you use it towards your rental for New Years- it’s right around the corner!   Read More
It’s Friday and time for the Friday recap. Here’s what you need to know about the fashion world this week.   Kate Middleton’s Dress Bonanza WWD had some of our fave designers create sketches for the bride to be. We’ve all heard the rumors but which one do you like best? [Styleite]                                        Nina Ricci                                                                            Missoni                                                                          Rachel Roy                                     Vera Wang                                                                           Alberta Ferretti                                                                          Carine Roitfeld Leaving French Vogue  The editor in chief of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld is leaving after the March 2011 issue. She states she is only leaving because she feels it’s time to “do something different” after being a fashion editor for 10 years. Rumor has it she doesn’t have any plans for what the next step is, but someone will need to replace her. Who do you think should be her successor? [Fashionista]     PG's Chic Card Derek wanted to share this as an added extra to enlighten your day. We officially think it's the chicest holiday card ever. Thanks Prabal Gurung for the card and happy holidays!     Read More

Style Awards: Glitzy Gold

This week’s Style Award goes to Hannah for her prim and proper take on the gold Milly Doll Lace Dress. We love the tights and pearls with the simple make up. Hannah was a hit at dinner… where have you worn RTR?     Thanks to everyone who submitted their pictures this week and to everyone else- send them in! You can see some of our favorites by clicking here and send your pictures to We want to see how you’ve been wearing Rent the Runway to do your holiday rounds!   Read More

Jenn and Jenny: Holiday Hot

So it’s official. NYE is almost here. You’ve attended more parties than you can count on your fingers and have heard every rendition of a Christmas song sung by Mariah Carey. Hopefully you’ve taken advantage of the RTR closet and stayed stylish throughout the season. We've been making the holiday rounds in RTR - check out some of our favorite looks below. - Jenn & Jenny   Jenn in the Laila Azhar Indigo Fireworks Dress This versatile dress is an RTR staff favorite and I paired it with my favorite Anton Heunis Earrings. My friend Jess (far right) rented the Preen Black Bustier Dress for her 30th birthday - she was going for the Kardashian look and definitely succeeded!     Get Jenn's Look:     Jenny in the Nicole Miller Pretty Woman Lace Dress I love this chic lace dress and paired it with the Azaara Jet Flower Earrings for a fun feminine look.    Get Jenny's Look:         Read More

Great Minds Think Alike

As I walked into the Badgley Mischka showroom this morning for my market appointment, I was greeted by Mark Badgley wearing a piece of trim from the Fall 2011 collection he was working on.  It was a vibrant purple grosgrain belt and he noticed my purple scarf (if you are not in NYC the weather has been brutally frigid) and we discovered our mutual love for the Purple, Black and White trio of colors.  James Mischka then walked by all in black and we decided we must take a group photo to show our color coordination. What are your favorite color combinations? -Derek     Read More
Last week we asked our stylists what they were doing for the holidays, but this week we asked them what they were wearing to take on the New Year. What’s your favorite look for 2011?   Justine The Hourglass LBD by Peter Soronen paired with the Bassett Necklace by Dannijo is the perfect mix of rock and sultry glam for my New Years Eve night out at Madison Square Garden.       Rachel The D&G Leopard Looker Dress is the perfect 'Sexy Feel' dress to start off my New Years resolution- Its time for me to step out of my shell and start living more dangerously! I’m completing my look with the Gold Rain Earrings.       Emily I plan on dancing the night away in the Studio 54 Statement Dress and Judith Leiber Disco Inferno Bag and I dare someone to try to get me out of the groove!        Alissa Since I am not keen on sequins, this dress is the perfect alternative for a stand out NYE dress. I am going to wear the Shoshanna dress with the Elizabeth Cole's Metallic Chain Bracelet and my vintage long chain purse for a sassy but classy look!     Ashley I’m kicking off the New Year in style in the Lela Rose Retro Brocade Dress - it's a Rent the Runway exclusive and that’s exactly how I want to feel for the New Years… one of a kind! I’m pairing it with the Badgley Mischka Showstopper Earrings. Can’t wait!       Camille For this New Year's party, I'm wearing the Metallic Mystique Dress and Corbine Earrings--a perfect combination of glitter, sexiness and sophistication--I wouldn't want to start off 2011 in anything else!     Read More

RTR Holiday Party

Last night we celebrated the holidays together at the RTR headquarters! After several weeks keeping our Secret Santa a secret, we revealed our presents and ate in style. Mexicue, the most delicious Mexican-Barbeque truck in NYC catered all of the food (read: YUM). Here are some of the highlights and happy happy holidays!   Best Secret Santa Ever Take it from us- if you need a present for $20 or less these are sure to make your Secret Santa happy: - Starbucks gift card - Goodies from Sephora and Aveda - Mini Cupcake Maker - Bottle of wine or champagne - Fashion books for fashionistas   Our stylists Camille and Rachel were caught red handed sampling all of the delicious treats from Mexicue after a quick change into holiday dresses for a photo op.   Pop corn with spices, tres leches brownies and love muffins, AKA red velvet whoopie pies... need we say more?   These are the chef masters from Mexicue, Julia and David.   Rachel, Jenny, Julia, Jenn, David and Camille all in holiday spirits!   H a p p y  H o l i d a y s !  Read More

Fashion Show Round Up!

Athens, Georgia is officially our most fashionable college town this fall.  Our rock star team of runway reps at the University of Georgia has ignited RTR on campus with girls renting for everything from game day to winter formal.  We interviewed Runway Rep Team Manager, Mary Mitchell to learn more about their initiatives on campus including the philanthropy fashion show that kicked off the semester in style. Below are Mary Mitchell’s tips for planning a fashion show on your campus.   1 Partner With a Great Cause Team with a student run philanthropy that your campus is passionate about and allow all ticket proceeds to go to that cause. UGA HEROs involves more than 2,000 students and the fashion show raised over $1,000 for the organization.     2 Book a Cool Venue When traditional on campus locations were already booked for our date, local artist Stan Mullin donated his fabulous art studio barn for the fashion show.  We improvised to create a runway using tea lights and borrowed chairs from our sorority houses.     3 Model Casting We invited one representative from each sorority volunteer to model so that their entire chapters would come out to support them! We also worked with student fashion organizations on campus that have experience in casting models.     4 Styling and Production We partnered with Boulevard, a local fashion magazine to produce the fashion show and run all back stage production.  A local salon also donated stylists to get the models runway ready.   5 Music and Entertainment The fashion show is a short 15-20 minutes, so we invited a local band to open the night. Their performance was followed by a live DJ that spun for the actual catwalk show.       6 Programs and Swag Bags We printed programs to highlight all of the designers featured in the show, the models walking, and the organizations that donated their services.  We even placed swag bags in the front row, so the first students to arrive would get an extra treat.     7 Celebrity Guests Surprise guests are a great perk to any fashion show. We invited four football players to escort models down the runway for game day looks.     8 Public Relations We worked with our student newspaper and many local fashion blogs to promote the event and increase awareness about RTR and our cause.     9 Results Rentals in Athens have continued to increase each month after the show, so all of our hard work and planning paid off!     Read More

3 Ways to Add Color to that LBD

We all have that little black dress that we absolutely love- owned or rented. No need to let go of that go-to dress for the holidays, all you need is a little innovation! Jenn and Jenny have chosen their top three choices for sprucing up that never-let-me-go dress. What are yours?   This cuff turns up the notch on any LBD. It looks so to die for with these Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings and was featured in Sex and the City 2!         The Carlos Falchi clutches are great additions to any dress, but pairing this blue one with the Starburst Earrings and an LBD makes a statement.           These Dannijo Cecile Love Earrings are amazing with your hair pulled back and a simple LBD. Pair it with this ring and bring the look together!         Read More