The decadence, glamour and all-around sophistication that is vintage Chanel, is now available on Rent the Runway! This site founded by Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman, two fashion-loving Harvard Business School classmates, has forever changed the scope of ready to wear, and has bridged the gap between the fashion “haves” and “have-nots".
Rent the Runway, aka RTR, is real fashion for the people, offering fabulous ready to wear pieces that are available for rent for up to 90% off the retail price! Renters can choose from hundreds of available designer pieces, including, Herve Leger, Nanette Lepore, Vena Cava, ADAM, Brian
Reyes and many more. The site originally began offering only dresses, but has now expanded into handbags, like Lauren Merkin and Rebecca Taylor, and jewelry rentals from Alexis Bittar and Kenneth Jay Lane. Most recently, they now offer an array of Lancome cosmetics for sale, making this a truly one-stop shopping deal for any and all occasions. This is where an ordinary look simply won’t do! Shoppers can search looks based on the designer, event or occasion, price, body type, and even based on the “most popular” or stylist picks. You can even rent your dress of choice in a back up size free of charge, to ensure the perfect fit! Best of all, if you find yourself with a case of shoppers, er...renters remorse setting in, any items returned within 24 hours will receive a full 100% refund! Even return shipping is free of charge!!
The most recent addition to Rent the Runway’s amazing enviable closet of inventory, comes courtesy of the much buzzed about What Goes Around Comes Around. This highly-touted vintage boutique and lifestyle brand, which ironically happens to have also been founded by two college friends Gerard Maione and Seth Weisser, has opened their vault to bring RTR renters vintage Chanel accessories that are sure to turn some heads! What better way to amp up your style this holiday season than with a dose of Chanel? Rental prices currently range from $100 to $350.
A few of the amazing pieces available for rent include:
Coco Chanel was quoted as saying, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”...If you ask us, Rent the Runway embodies this spirit and we have a feeling Coco herself would agree!
All jewelry images are courtesy of renttherunway.com