Rent the Runway to Open First Ever Pop-up Shop

Feb 02, 2012, 06:00 ET from Rent the Runway

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years after its inception, Rent the Runway, the leading online destination for designer dress and accessories rentals, announces plans to open its first ever pop-up shop in Los Angeles.

"It is important to host both an online and offline experience for our members and differentiate Rent the Runway from the typical retail environment," said CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman. "Rent the Runway is based on accessibility to luxury fashion and a retail environment is taking that one step further by providing women the opportunity to experience new designer brands with the help of personal stylists." Jenny Fleiss, President and Co-Founder added, "While Valentine's Day may not historically be an occasion that women would have gone out shopping for, we are essentially making it a pre-party.  We are taking a night that could have been typical and turning it into something incredibly memorable."   

The Rent the Runway pop-up shop will boast hundreds of designer dresses and accessories available to try on, rent for a fraction of the retail cost and then take with you for your Valentine's Day date or Girl's Night Out.  A more edited assortment of occasion specific inventory will be offered to help women identify their style personality. Celebrated designers including Nicole Miller, Badgley Mischka, Shoshanna, Milly, Trina Turk and Robert Rodriguez (among many others) will be available. The pop-up shop will allow current and new members the opportunity to take their experience offline and physically interact with the product to experience luxury fashion.  

Additionally, Lancome makeup artists will be on hand to provide makeup touch-ups for all customers to create the full head-to-toe Cinderella experience that is offered on

Saturday, February 11th, 12-7PM
Sunday, February 12th, 12-7PM
Monday, February 13th, 2-8PM

Andaz West Hollywood
8401 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

$10.00 through Gilt City (Receive a $20 credit towards your dress rental)

About Rent the Runway
Rent the Runway is the premier online destination for dress and accessory rentals.  With a revolving roster of over 150 top designers, 25,000 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, provides the Cinderella experience for women everywhere.

For more information, please contact: 
Ashley Savage


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