Rent the Runway: What’s Left On Day Two
on March 2nd at 9AM: ADDITIONAL 25% OFF
The always hectic 260 5th Avenue hubbub for popular sales, was in usual form today for the Rent the Runway Sample Sale, a company who loans out designer dresses for a fee, think Netflix for gowns. These designer dresses were loosely hung on hangers, easily plopping to the wet floor only to then be thrown carelessly over the racks.
Although the sale began yesterday, a good crowd of people still shifted through racks of previously rented and lightly used designer dresses, hoping to discover something incredible. When you think about it, although used, perhaps lightly stained or torn, these are usually expensive dresses at in insanely cheap price – you won’t see a price tag for a Robert Rodriguez dress like this for some time to come (if ever again).
Racked reported yesterday that there “were ample options for every size,” but that was not the case today. They also noted that the dresses were, for the most part, in good condition, which remains true for some, but after multiple try-ons and visits to the ground, some dresses have mascara stains, deodorant marks and slight pulls so be careful.
Great finds were still easy to locate, but some sections were clearly slimmer than others. Such racks designated for size 4 were slight, and the 14-16 rack only held about two dozen dresses between them.
I sorted through each section carefully, finding the best of what’s still available in each size.
Haute Hippie Champagne Fountain Dress ($30 – pictured)
Theory Pleated Tank Dress ($95 – pictured)
Robert Rodriguez Sophisticated Merlot Dress ($150, orig. $650)
Tibi Perfect Party Dress ($53)
Tracy Reese Coral Floral Sheath Dress ($95 – pictured)
Nicole Miller Catwalk Dress ($95)
Robert Rodriguez Sequin Inset Draped Dress ($95)
Toffee Ripple Delight Dress ($165)
Milly Cotton Candy Dress ($54 – pictured)
Rebecca Taylor Blush Mirror Dress ($74 – pictured)
Hanii Y Wire Cage Dress ($59)
Lela Rose Portrait Collar Dress ($150)
Milly Flower Power Dress ($58)
Kate Spade Andorra Dress ($85)
Diane von Furstenberg Taste of Elegance Dress ($56)
Unfortunately, I only stumbled upon Diane von Furstenberg and Kate Spade dresses in one section, proving the best of the sale has already been snagged. Milly was definitely the dominating designer of Day Two of the Rent the Runway Sample Sale, holding the best bang for your buck and some super cute dresses. If you’re thrilled by any of the aforementioned options then definitely scoot over to 260 Fifth Ave ASAP, otherwise you may be SOL.
WHEN: 2/28 – 3/4; Tue-W (10-8), Th-F (10-7), Sat (10-6), Sun (11-3)
WHERE: 260 5th Avenue
(Between 28/29th Street)
NY, NY 10001
By Caitlin Colford
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