Rent-the-Runway – the place where you can rent thousands of designer dresses, gowns, handbags, accessories, and more is hosting a sample sale at 260 Fifth Avenue through April 15th. One of our contributors, Sabrina checked out the sale earlier this week and has our report:
“There’s a wide selection of clothing and sizing available for all types of dresses (short, long, formal, semi-formal, casual), as well as jackets, tops, sweaters, tanks, and accessories. The clothing spanned all types of designers from, mainly having more affordable brands with higher end designers (ex. Diane von Furstenberg, Cushnie et Ochs) sprinkled in. The prices were marked down to as low as 90% off the retail prices. A sleeveless, unlined DvF wrap dress was $50, as an example.
There was ALOT of merchandise. It’s organized by size but not by color or type. So, prepare extra time just for sifting through the densely packed racks and weaving through the narrow aisles.
Yes, it was crowded and there were lines for everything – to enter, check bags and coat, fitting room, and checkout. I arrived a 6:50PM and waited for about 30 minutes before entering around 7:20PM. The fitting room line closes 15 minutes before the store closes.
I didn’t make a purchase and walked away more frustrated than anything. The lines and crowded floor made me not even want to browse the racks, especially because dress shopping is a process in and of itself. Plus, there appeared to be alot less of the solid quality items and more of the lower end items.
If you have the patience to brave all of this, great! If you’re going during peak times (lunch, after work) be prepared for lines.” Sabrina of Theresa on the Town.