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Stretching Your Dollar... Rent the Runway

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By Maureen O'Boyle - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The holiday party season is upon us and the most common question you will hear among girlfriends is -- "What will I wear?"

Whether it's a company party or one for your church, spending a lot on a holiday dress is just not possible for most people.

A new web site hopes to remedy all that.  The web site RENTTHERUNWAY.com is designed to keep you looking like a fashionista on a frugal budget.

Here's how it works.  You browse RENT THE RUNWAY's collection of designer dresses and submit a request for something you love.

RENT THE RUNWAY will send you the dress along with a pre-paid return envelope.  The rental fees are based on the actual cost of the dress where you to buy it.

For 10 percent of the cost of the dress, you can wear the dress without hurting your wallet, at least not too much.

But here is the downside, I tried to register at RENTTHERUNWAY.com and there is a waiting list.  I spoke with the public relations firm who represents RENT THE RUNWAY.  They assured me that they are working to keep up with the demand and it seems this web site has arrived just in time.

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