Rent the Runway Opening in Chicago

April 1, 2015 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News, Shopping

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Rent the Runway is coming to Chicago! Located at 710 N Wabash Avenue in the Gold Coast, the store will officially open April 27. Rent the Runway allows women to borrow designer clothing and accessories for a special occasion at a fraction of the retail cost. The boutique will feature a rotating selection of 900 dresses and 500 accessories from more than 300 designers, including Marchesa Notte, Diane von Furstenberg, Cushnie et Ochs, Vera Wang and more. Dressing rooms will feature iPad minis and selfie mirrors to snap photos of your look.

For $30-$450, you can rent a designer dress for four days. Items can also be rented for a period of eight days for a higher price. Customers can also book an appointment with a stylist for one-on-one wardrobe advice for $25. After opening its first store in New York last September, Rent the Runway has quickly expanded to have five brick and mortar locations including two in New York, as well as locations in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and now Chicago.


This Marchesa Notte Fontaine Gown, which retails for $1,395, can be rented from Rent the Runway for four days for $210, or for eight days for $336!

– Kelcie McCurdy

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