The world saw a dress.
We saw an opportunity.

Who we are


Rent the Runway is a fashion company with a technology soul. Powered by a transformative business model, proprietary technology, a unique reverse-logistics operation and some of the smartest people on earth, we're in a position to challenge old systems and rewrite new rules. By giving people access to remarkable luxury experiences, we’re changing the meaning of ownership — and revolutionizing retail in the process.

Access is the
new ownership.

What we believe


We’re not
an existing
market. We’re
a new one.

While many life necessities have evolved into the 21st century (music, movies, car rides, hotel rooms), the closet has been left behind. By rethinking it, we’re championing a new model and reinventing retail to be smarter and more in line with how we actually live our lives. We exist because we believe a beautiful product shouldn’t only be experienced by owning it.

A Netflix model for
haute couture.

The New York Times

Technology doesn’t start
revolutions. People do.

Our team




This is how 21st century
retail should work.

Our model


Powering millions of luxury experiences takes a unique infrastructure and the collaboration of many agile interdisciplinary teams. And we’re not stopping at special occasions. We’re scaling this model for almost anything.

We’re not in
the fashion
We’re in the
dry cleaning-

  1. 1)  Partnering

    1) Partnering

    We’re constantly signing new designers to expand our ever-growing roster. To give access to remarkable luxury experiences, our team builds exclusive relationships with many of the world’s premier designers, always ensuring we have the most beautiful, in-demand items for every season.

  2. 2)  Engineering

    2) Engineering

    To help customers find the right dresses and accessories amidst nearly 65,000 items on our site and app, we leverage a huge amount of fit data. Engineering products like “Our Runway” allows women to be inspired by dresses worn by other real women like them — not models.

  3. 3)  Fulfilling

    3) Fulfilling

    All orders are processed through our 150,000-sq. ft. fulfillment center. Our proprietary high-speed reverse-logistics system allows us to turn items around in record time, usually within one day. No other company on earth has the infrastructure to process as fast. And no one else can do it with luxury inventory.

  4. 4)  Returning

    4) Returning

    Each dress and accessory returns to our fulfillment center, where every item is inspected by experts, dry cleaned in an industrial-size machine and steam-pressed (we have the largest dry cleaning operation in the U.S.). A seamstress then re-inspects each item, ensuring it’s as perfect as it was out of the box.

  5. 5)  Learning

    5) Learning

    With every click, delivery, return and step along the way, we gather an insane amount of data, informing every decision our company makes. Through the power of analytics, we’re perpetually tweaking our model to make everything we do faster, smarter, easier and nimbler.

Calling all opinion-
havers, rule-breakers
& industry-shapers.

Join us



We’re looking for smart, collaborative people to help us solve challenges that never existed before. People who are not only bored by the status quo, but want to break it over their knee and mold it into something new, unique, beautiful even. We’re looking for hungry people with opinions and voices — who want to use them to change the world with us.

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