NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rent the Runway, the leading online destination for dress and accessories rentals, has announced its first ever sale of dress and accessory merchandise that have been retired from rental inventory. Over 100 styles will be available for purchase from top designers including Matthew Williamson, Proenza Schouler, Lela Rose, Catherine Malandrino, Halston Heritage, Helmut Lang and Badgley Mischka, among others, for up to 65% off retail. In addition to dresses, accessories will be available for purchase from top jewelry designers Janis Savitt, Dannijo, Kara Ross and many more.
"For the woman who never wants to part with her dress or accessory rental, this is her opportunity to make it part of her permanent collection," stated Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-founder of Rent the Runway. Added Jenny Fleiss, fellow co-founder and President, "We've been asked since the company's inception what we plan to do with our dresses once they're no longer part of our rental lineup. With the semi-annual sample sale, we will make room for all the new styles coming in throughout 2011 while offering RTR members an exclusive offer."
The gently worn dresses being sold will be marked online as like new, missing sequins/beads, fabric fading, picked/pulled and/or missing a belt so online consumers are aware of each dress' condition. Rent the Runway stylists can also be consulted for dress and accessory specifics by calling Rent the Runway's customer service team at 1.800.509.0842.
To view all styles available for sale, please visit www.renttherunway.com.
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Rent the Runway is the premier online destination for dress and accessory rentals. With a revolving roster of over 120 top designers, 15,000 of the season's hottest dresses, and 4000 accessories, Rent the Runway is designer fashion delivered to her doorstep for a fraction of the price. For all of life's special occasions, www.renttherunway.com provides the Cinderella experience for women everywhere.
SOURCE Rent the Runway