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3 posts tagged "Rent The Runway"

Decades For Rent

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“People have always asked if they could rent something from Decades,” says the founder and co-owner of the L.A. designer vintage and modern consignment shop, Cameron Silver. Thanks to Decades’ new partnership with Rent the Runway, now you can. Tomorrow, a limited-edition collection of vintage accessories, including Chanel cross ribbon earrings and mink designer coats, will be on offer ($100 to $350 to rent) on Renttherunway.com. “Rent the Runway’s head merchant, Derek Guillemette, and I met in Paris to scour the flea markets for amazing vintage treasures like vintage YSL minaudières and Chanel gilt and pearl necklaces,” explains Silver.

To celebrate the launch of Decades for Rent the Runway, Silver and his co-owner Christos Garkinos (who recently announced their upcoming Bravo TV show) are doing a two-day trunk show in New York. Alongside the rentable items, the temporary boutique will include a display of modern and vintage Prada and Schiaparelli pieces selected in celebration of the upcoming Costume Institute Gala, along with a selection of pre-loved Decades’ designer dresses and accessories from Christian Louboutin, Gucci, and Jimmy Choo (all available to buy). Style.com has an exclusive first look at a pair of earrings from the Decades x Rent the Runway collection, here.

Decades for Rent the Runway pop-up shop, 201 Mulberry St., NYC. Open April 27-28 at 10 a.m.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Rodriguez For Rent

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Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to spend one month’s (or several) rent on a designer gown to wear for a one-night-only special event. For those occasions, Rent the Runway has offered a more wallet-friendly answer: For a fraction of the retail price, you can borrow a gown straight from the runway for the night. Rent the Runway’s impressive roster of participating labels ranges from Proenza Schouler to Chanel to Calvin Klein Collection to Narciso Rodriguez. This month, Runway debuts its first-ever designer capsule collection by Rodriguez.

The four-dress collection ($275 to $400 to rent) includes the Rodriguez signatures—cutouts, and of course, he couldn’t resist a bit of black and white. The dresses are available now on Renttherunway.com; now all you need is an occasion to wear one.

Photo: Courtesy of Narciso Rodriguez

Exclusive: Chanel For Rent

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“For vintage, Chanel is the most glamorous and sought-after accessories and jewelry brand in the market today,” Rent the Runway consulting fashion director Lucy Sykes tells Style.com. “To work with vintage Chanel products on any level is totally inspiring.”

Starting tomorrow, Rent the Runway, a sort of Netflix for fashion that allows users to borrow pieces that retail in the high four and five figures for a rental fee, is adding vintage to its stable of options. Thanks to a partnership with Soho vintage shop What Goes Around Comes Around, Rent the Runway is beginning the retail initiative with Chanel, whose vintage pieces are among the most coveted there are. For four or eight days, a $6,160 Coco bag can be yours—for $350.

To show off their new goods, Rent the Runway enlisted the help of Sykes and photographer Sophie Elgort (daughter of the famed lensman Arthur Elgort) to shoot the goods at WGACA. “My inspiration was a little sixties and very dressed up,” Sykes says of the look. “I wanted to have fun with it and throw in some fabulous hot pink Prabal [Gurung] dresses and a totally chic Moschino black dress with a cute peplum.” Style.com has the exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from their shoot (below). Expect to see more vintage labels rolling out on Rent the Runway soon.



Photos: Courtesy of Rent The Runway