The concept isn’t new. Men have been renting designer tuxedos forever. And, rental options for one-time use clothing — such as evening gowns for pageants and proms – have been around for years. But… sunglasses? Handbags? Boots? When does renting make sense?
Surprisingly, 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. Here are my three favorite sites:
- For a traditional take, One Night Affair does rent over 1,500 wedding gowns, 1,200 evening gowns, and hundreds of different bridesmaid dresses. But they also carry a full line of glam accessories. And how many bride-imposed pieces of jewelry do you have collecting dust somewhere? Sadly, I have quite a few!
- 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 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.
So, if you are itching to go shopping this week, instead, consider renting special occasion dresses and pieces. Your budget will thank you!
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