Rent the Runway is a disruptive eCommerce business with a mission to democratize luxury in the U.S. – simply, we believe that everybody deserves a Cinderella experience. We provide millions of women the ability to rent designer dresses, accessories and other essentials for a fraction of the retail price, allowing them to look, and more importantly, feel, beautiful for all of their special occasions,. Our platform is also revolutionary in that it is a much needed customer acquisition channel for the brand partners we work with, providing them access to a younger customer and important data.
Launched in November 2009, Rent the Runway has grown to be the leader in the global fashion rental space and is known as a “Netflix for Fashion.” We are backed by some of the top venture capitalists in the world including Kleiner Perkins (Google, Amazon, Zynga, Ebay), Highland Capital (Staples, Lululemon, Pinkberry) and Bain Capital Ventures (Linkedin, Kiva Systems). Since launch, Rent the Runway has won numerous awards including – Silicon Alley Insider Top 100, Business Insider Top 100, Fast Company’s Top 3 most innovative fashion companies, Time Magazine’s Top 50 websites in U.S., Fortune’s startup dream team, Fortune most powerful women in business, and Daily News – most powerful people in fashion. Our team is filled with passionate go-getters who are always dreaming big, implementing their ideas, delivering an incredible experience to our customers and creating a fun, dynamic culture. – less