Where to rent women’s designer clothing and accessories
Though the idea might seem a little strange at first, when we understand that we rent houses, cars, and movies… suddenly the notion of renting dresses and jewellery doesn’t seem so weird after all. If invited to an unexpected wedding or fancy event, sometimes we simply don’t have the correct attire in our wardrobes – and aren’t willing to part with the cash to pick up something we might wear only a few times.
Alongside those businesses building their own ecommerce stores with help from this type of service, many clothing rental companies are beginning to blossom and find their own niche. Here are a few suggestions on where to pick up some gorgeous items on a temporary basis.
Rent the Runway
Stating that “we’re not disrupting an existing market, we’re creating a new one,” Rent the Runway is perhaps the best option in terms of convenience and choice. Containing a massive selection of dresses, tops, jackets, scarves, handbags, and jewellery, it would come as a surprise if there isn’t something for everyone at Rent the Runway.
Items from popular designers are available to rent for either four or eight days, and can include a free “backup” in another size, should you require it. A side-by-side comparison states the rental price and the retail price, showing you just how much you can expect to save. For example, a Nicole Miller evening gown costs £55 to rent, and £688 to purchase. What’s more, Rent the Runway even filters their garments and accessories into particular occasions you may be attending, such as beach getaway, Mardi Gras, black tie wedding, Valentine’s Day and even ski vacation.
Le Tote has an interesting rental scheme, in that you can receive up to three garments and two accessories delivered in a box every month. The great thing is that it’s possible to rent something for as long as you want, and if you really end up loving it, then you can purchase the item.
Similarly to Rent the Runway, Le Tote also have specified collections, such as The Winter Edit, Pantone Colors of 2016, Snow Day, Office Outfit Guide and Glitter 2016. Add to the fact that shipping is free both ways, and you’ll find that Le Tote is a must for trying on all kinds of dresses, pants, necklaces, earrings, and more.
Put simply, Gwynnie Bee is the clothing and accessories rental service for plus sizes. Much like the other two companies, customers can wear the items for as long as they like, and buy them if they think they perfect. The major difference is that the service from Gwynnie Bee is aimed at 10-32 sizes, something that many plus size women feel grateful for, as one customer says: “Gwynnie Bee is helping women feel great and I love that plus size is more acceptable today than ever.”
Be sure to check out our celebrity fashion trends for more inspiration on how to look great in 2016.
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