All posts tagged "Jennifer Hyman"
How ‘Unlimited’ Will Fight Fast Fashion
For six years, Rent the Runway has been arming the commitment-shy yet fashion-savvy woman with designer formalwear for every occasion. Now, the company takes the concept to ready-to-wear with Unlimited, which officially launched this month. Subscribers can “rent” three items of designer RTW at a time, suitable for work, weekends, parties, travel, and everything in between, and rotate those
Fortune Report: Rent The Runway Culture Akin to ‘Mean Girls’
According to Fortune, there are plenty of problems at Rent the Runway. The magazine reports that the company has experienced a mass executive exodus in recent months, with seven top staffers, including their chief operating officer, chief marketing officer, and chief financial officer, leaving the startup. According to an anonymous ex-employee, the corporate culture is “unwelcoming, stressful, and occasionally
The Daily Roundup: Zendaya Taps Into Footwear, Sephora’s New Beauty Venture
Your daily dose of chic intel has arrived! Read on for our roster of must-read tidbits… Zendaya Is Launching A Shoe Line The actress and singer is tapping into design via a partnership with footwear company Titan Industries to license Daya by Zendaya, a shoe collection, along with her stylist Law Roach. Sephora Subscription Boxes Are Coming
Rent The Runway Launches New Accessories Platform
Rent The Runway is undergoing a major revamp this year and into 2015. The five-year-old go-to destination for rentable designer garb is looking for their share of the fast fashion market. The website has predominately been known for its evening wear pieces with customers renting gowns for one-time special occasions. Now members can pick from
Rent The Runway Rakes In New Capital
Rent The Runway continues its ascent: Since its birth in 2009, founders Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss have seen their designer dress rental business skyrocket. Now with over 25,000 dresses and accessories and 165 designers to choose from, the duo of Harvard Business School grads are looking to expand. Thanks to a third round of financing that came in at $24.4 million from previous investors and new ones like American Express, Novel TMT, and Advance Publications Inc. (parent company to CondÃ© Nast and Fairchild Publications), they can do just that.
Win the Prom of Your Dreams, Courtesy of Rent the Runway
Calling all high schoolers impacted by Hurricane Sandy! A fairytale prom is the overall objective, isn't it? Rent the Runway can't make Prince Charming appear, alas, but they're giving one high school a dream prom. Today through March 15th, New York high schools will have the opportunity to submit their schools for the ultimate prom experience.