Rent a dress or buy discounted one

November 15, 2009 7:48:22 PM PST
This one's for all those frugal fashionistas out there.

If you can't afford to buy that awesome dress you've had your eye on, how about renting it?

Rent the Runway is a mail-order service that lets you rent haute couture dresses worth hundreds and even thousands of dollars!

Prices are $50 to $200 for a 4 night loan and for your first rental of a designer's product, Rent the Runway will send you a second backup size at no additional cost.

Your borrowed dress will come with a prepaid envelope so you can drop it in the mail when you're done.

Rent the Runway takes care of the dry cleaning but damage insurance is $5.

You can return the dress within 24 hours and get a credit to put toward a future rental.

If renting doesn't appeal to you, here's a new way to score designer fashions at a discount!

Sample sale website,, is launching today!

It was created in partnership with DailyCandy, the online column that keeps its members up to date on what's fun, fashionable, and food-related.

At DailyCandy's new site Swirl, you can get clothing and accessories from top designers at up to 80-percent off!

DailyCandy subscribers can try for extra savings by being the first to sign up for Swirl. The first 100 members will get $100 gift cards.


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