Pinterest is one of my favorite ways to find inspiration. From home interiors, to stunning tablescapes, to inspiring recipes, Pinterest offers the best of the best. But, one of the most exciting things Pinterest does is showcase spectacular fashion. Even I can satisfy my craving for gossamer ballgowns, designer handbags, and heels that could double as artwork. If you have a special event coming up this winter, Pinterest is the place to discover your perfect look. But, when it comes to actually shopping, consider renting designer fashion.
The concept isn’t new. Men have been renting designer tuxedos forever. And, rentals of one-time use clothing — such as evening gowns for pageants and proms – has been around for years.
But… sunglasses? Handbags? Boots? When does renting designer fashion make sense?
The “new renting” is not the exclusive province of evening wear. It’s now possible to rent everything from designer jewelry, to furs, to upscale weekend wear.
Bag, Borrow or Steal is an amazing site offers an almost unbelievable number of authentic designer handbags, jewelry, sunglasses, and watches. These are high-end pieces from recognizable names such as Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Coach and even Judith Leiber. Unlike other rental options, Bag, Borrow or Steal allows members to keep items as long as they wish and never charges a late fee. Bag, Borrow or Steal also offer the option to buy items. So, if you fall in love you can make it permanent.
Rent the Runway also offers many rental options, but one of the best is the Unlimited Subscription. For the woman who wants something new to wear for work, weekends and everything in between, she can get three designer pieces on rotation.
Armoire provides not only free shipping, but free cleaning, as well. Choose from over 75K styles, with the ability to purchases pieces if sending them back hurts too much!
Tuliere is a peer-to-peer luxury closet sharing app with sustainability as its goal. The site provides borrowers with the ability to enjoy fashion trends as they occur, with no long term commitment.
So, if you are itching to go shopping this week, make it a rental!
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