Rent the Runway has been a part of my fashion world for a long time. I have never used Rent the Runway but the concept was always been refreshing and interesting to me. Imagine wearing as many designer dresses you wanted without the hassle of having to store them, pay full price or feel the guilt of giving them away. Unforunately, for years I was not able to access Rent the Runway in Canada. There were other options similar to Rent the Runway but I had no desire to check out the competition. I did however watch as many Youtube Videos about Jennifer Hyman, the CEO of Rent the Runway as I was fascinated by her vision and determination.
It is divine timing that now that I have moved to San Francisco, Rent the Runway is being offered exclusively at Neiman Marcus San Francisco. I had the pleasure of attending on the opening night and what an opening it was.
I know what you are thinking, how is this partnership going to work? Will you still be renting? Can you walk out with your dress the same day? Will they have my size? The answer is YES to all of these questions. And then for shoes and accessories, you can select pieces directly from Neiman Marcus. The Rent the Runway space is actually inside of Neiman Marcus. Total Luxe.
I had the opportunity of speaking to Jennifer Hyman CEO of Rent the Runway at Neiman Marcus’ debut and of course I got some inside details on the benefits of being a member and using the app in San Francisco. As a member of the Rent the Runway community, you are able to order a dress, see the inventory at Neiman Marcus virtually and have it hand couriered to you all… in… one.. hour! Crazy right?
How convenient, efficient and modern is that. I could see this being a savior for those work events you forgot to plan an outfit and need a dress by the end of the day. Or an unexpected event comes up and you need a dress by the weekend. Solution? Hop onto the Rent the Runway app, select what you like and it is in your hands in 1 hour. What more could a woman ask for? I wouldn’t expect any less in in a city like San Francisco that is oozing with tech solutions to the smallest fashionable predicaments.
Rent the Runway has set the pace for fashion by making it fast, easy and beautiful all at the same time. While we sipped drinks and took photos and I was amazed by the vast options of dresses, accessories and shoes. The designers featured include Red Valentino, Rachel Roy and Marchesa to new a few.
It was an honour to be part of history by attending Rent the Runway’s opening night at Neiman Marcus San Francisco. I am looking forward to using Rent the Runway in the comfort of its new home at Neiman Marcus San Francisco.