Sweet! Companies Are Now Paying for Unlimited Rent the Runway
They say dress for the job you want, not the job you have. But wouldn't it be nice if your office actually helped you advance your career in the ways of your wardrobe?
One company is: Condé Nast in New York City.
Unsurprisingly, it's the magazine publisher responsible for the likes of Vogue, Allure and Vanity Fair. They're the first corporate player to team up with Rent the Runway to give employees a discount on Unlimited, RTR's new monthly subscription service.
Unlike those Hervé Léger bachelorette dresses you probably associate with Rent the Runway, this concept is tailored toward everyday wear. (Think: silk blouses and sharp blazers, statement necklaces and impressive handbags.) For $139 a month you get to keep three items at a time, for as little or as long as you like (each). Simply return them like Netflix DVDs and choose your next pieces. Oh, and as always shipping and dry cleaning are free.
For this inaugural partnership, Condé Nast is paying for 35 percent of its employees' subscription costs (similar to, say, a gym membership). But we'd be interested to see if this trend takes off across the country. Imagine all the deals you'd close in a new-to-you DVF power frock?