Packing light? Last-minute invite to the ball? Unforeseen big meeting? Why not just bring the basics and rent what you need here — Rent the Runway in Georgetown is a brick-and-mortar outpost of the online service. Laid out like a boutique, the shop groups by function and color — from cocktail dresses to evening wear to casual. The service allows you to rent any item — from a handbag to a sweater — an outfit, or a wardrobe, and change it out as often as you like. Stylish stylists are on hand to help with your selections.
One shopper near me exclaimed, “this is the current season,” so despite my lack of high fashion knowledge, I gather the merch is pretty on-trend. Sure beats checking your ball gown.