Condé Nast just one-upped Nike for the title of “Employer of the Month” — kind of. Beginning on Tuesday, employment at the media powerhouse includes a (partially subsidized) unlimited subscription to Rent the Runway. Instead of paying $139 per month, staffers at Vogue, Vanity Fair and all those other glossies can fork over a mere $90 to “select three items, keep each piece as long as [they] want, and exchange anytime.” The discounted rate applies for the next six months.
The idea is to offset the cost of shopping for work attire when there’s a high likelihood you’ll run into Anna Wintour or this month’s cover girl on your way to the office. (We assume the measure is also at least partly related to the fact that Condé’s parent company, Advance Publications Inc., invested a considerable sum of money in the style startup back in 2014.) (more…)