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Closet Economics

Shifting the Definition of "Ownership"

Take a closet tour of a Brooklyn-based RTR member.

Closet Economics

Why is Maternity Fashion So Expensive?

Welcome to our new finance-focused series where we get real about the real cost of getting dressed.

Closet Economics

How RTR Reformed This Self-Proclaimed Shopaholic

Welcome to our new finance-focused series where we get real about the real cost of getting dressed.

Closet Economics

From Stressed-Out Shopping to Relaxed Renting on Rotation

Welcome to our new finance-focused series where we get real about the real cost of getting dressed.

Finance

The Average Woman Spends $2,000 a Year on Clothes

Why do women spend so much more on fashion than men? Because there is a perennial double standard: men can repeat outfits and women can’t.

Closet Economics

Why This Brooklyn-Based 30-Something Rents Her Wardrobe

Welcome to our new finance-focused series where we get real about the real cost of getting dressed.

Closet Economics

Closet Economics: How RTR Changed This R29 Editor's Finances

Welcome to our new finance-focused series, Closet Economics, where we get real about the real cost of getting dressed.

Closet Economics

How Much Did You Spend on Dry Cleaning This Month?

Welcome to our new finance-focused series where we get real about the real cost of getting dressed.

Receipt Reality

Does Discount Shopping Cost More?

Welcome to Receipt Reality, where real women get real about their shopping habits, and reveal the financial impact of life before and after RTR Unlimited. We asked Rent the Runway members to share how they spent their money on clothing and clothing-related services (goodbye, dry cleaning!) before subscribing to fashion. “I’m a huge sucker for […]

Why Women Are Pledging to Buy Less Stuff in 2019 (And Why You Should Too)

It’s the start of a new year, and you’re resolving to do more to upgrade and improve your life. Here’s a radical suggestion: buy less stuff. Did you know the average American woman spends 400 hours a year on shopping alone? That’s 2.5 WEEKS of your entire year devoted to spending money. And then, where […]