With the height of prom and wedding season just around the corner, millions of women across the country will be flocking to stores in search of the perfect dress, one that they’ll probably only wear once and therefore is a complete waste of their money.
Enter: Rent The Runway
This weekend, the online dress and accessory rental site—which I had a chance to test-drive back in August—is partnering up with LivingSocial to offer its first-ever pop-up, non-virtual showroom in Philly at the Arts Ballroom (1324 Locust St.). There, ladies can “Spring in to Style,” trying on a selection of their designer fashions and accessories under the guidance of RTR’s personal stylists and possibly place rental orders for a discounted rate.
If you’re weary about renting a dress online, I can assure you, RTR makes it super easy. They send you two different sizes, there’s reviews and photos from real women who have previously rented the dress and when your done, you just throw it into the provided shipping package, and drop it into the mailbox. You can read my full review here.
The hardest part is actually choosing the dress. With a revolving selection of over 35 thousand dresses and gowns from top designers and 7 thousand accessories, you’re likely to be trolling their website for hours. Oh, and they’re all available for a fraction of their normal retail value.
So save yourself some time and stop by the pop-up showroom this weekend.
Note: walk-ins are not welcomed. Rather, you need to purchase a $6 dollar ticket and make an appointment through LivingSocial. In exchange, you’ll receive a free tote-bag and 20 percent any rental you place at the showroom.
Showroom hours: Fri., 12-8pm, Sat., 10am-7pm, Sun., 10am-5pm