Rent the Runway for Designer Dresses Without Designer Prices

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The New Year is quickly approaching and for some of us that means parties and galas to ring in 2010. And then there's the common dilemma: what to wear. If you're looking for the season's hottest couture but don't want to spend the money, look no further than Rent the Runway. Think $625 Diane von Furstenberg dresses for just $75. Rent the Runway is the perfect PSS (Product Service System) example and we love that can keep up with fashion without dishing out the dough. Their motto? Love. Wear. Return. You can browse by designer, occasion ("birthday, mine!", "meet the parents"), rental fees, and sizes, and they have new dresses arriving each week. The dresses rent in 4-day stints and here's a bonus: to ensure proper fit they provide a second size for free! After your big night(s), simply put your dress in the pre-paid envelope that Rent the Runway provides, drop it in a mailbox, and they'll take care of the dry cleaning. Voila!

Rent the Runway currently has a waiting list, but make sure to sign-up ASAP. Once you're in, invite 5 friends and Rent the Runway will credit $20 to your account. Have fun! Rent the Runway
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