Rent the Runway inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The stylish boutique opened late last year inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, offering guests a chance to don designer duds without buying them. The store features a revolving selection of 700 dresses and 100 accessories by more than 190 designers, so guests can pick the items they want for the evening and simply return them the next day, with same-day dress rentals costing $30-$450.
“Rent the Runway gives women access to aspirational designers for a fraction of the price and allows them to experiment with fashion without making a commitment,” says Jenny Fleiss, co-founder and head of business development at Rent the Runway.
Guests can turn heads for a night in this dazzling $798 Kate Spade New York dress for just $40. — Photo courtesy of Rent the Runway
Boasting a range of dress sizes (0-22) and styles handpicked for Las Vegas (“Think short, tight, bright and sparkly,” Fleiss says.), some of the designers featured at Rent the Runway include RVN and Robert Rodriguez. Although retail prices for the garments range from $350-$4,000, guests can wear the items “worry free,” as each rental comes insured.
“To ensure an amazing experience, every customer pays a $5 insurance fee. So if there’s a spill or a snagged zipper, it’s always covered,” Fleiss says.
As far as cleaning your dress before returning it, the boutique takes care of all dry cleaning. Guests just have to return the item to the store or mail it back in the prepaid envelope provided.
In addition to designer dresses and accessories, Rent the Runway started offering wedding dress rentals in February. Eight styles are currently available from designers Nicole Miller, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Theia, Badgley Mischka and Erin Fetherston, with same-day rental prices ranging from $125-$225.
“By providing access to aspirational products to which many women may not otherwise have access, Rent the Runway empowers women to feel confident and beautiful for the most memorable moments of their lives,” Fleiss says.