Edith Head said, ‘You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.’ I am sure not only women but men will also agree to this.
Today in the 21st century, we are all Fashion victims. We all want to wear latest trends or whatever our favorite celeb is wearing. We are glued to Instagram, Fashion magazines, FashionTV to keep our self up to date for latest trends. Fashion is like a whirlwind. I guess that is why its called ‘Fast Fashion’.
Let’s be real, we buy one Gucci dress or bag with our entire month’s salary but can only wear it three or max four times at a stretch and then it just honors our wardrobe like a Trophy wife (no offence). It doesn’t contribute much to our life except maybe adding to waste pollution.
US generated almost 258.5 million tons of solid waste in 2017 out of this more than 15 million tons is a textile waste. The average US citizen throws away 70-80 pounds of clothing and other textiles annually. On average, it costs cities 45$ per ton to dispose of old clothing. Synthetic clothing may take hundreds of years to decompose.
Well! There is no problem without a solution. And Solution for this tragic problem is ‘Renting’ Dress and shoes and handbags and Yes! even Jewelry. The truth is, even our favorite celebrities rent clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry everything from top Fashion designers. Nothing is hidden from the eagle eyes of Paparazzi. They are everywhere. They spot celebs wearing the same outfit and portray it as if they have committed a serious crime. Not all celebrities are multi-billionaires but to maintain their lifestyle and to save themselves from paparazzi’s they rent. And why should we wear the same dress in multiple events when we can rent and wear a different designer dress in every event. Fashion is like eating, you should not stick to the same menu.
But how does work? Well, it’s very simple. Choose a dress of your choice, rent it, wear it, then return it. Sometimes companies charge you a small amount of insurance (anyone would be tempted to run away with Christian Louboutin heels, no one would blame you :-p) but that is refundable when you return your item without any damage. It’s even more comfortable with it being online.
Here are the few Renting sites that let you live your dream of being a fashionista without blowing your bank account.
1) Rent the Runway (https://www.renttherunway.com/)
There are thousands of styles to choose from. They have something for everyone. Filter dresses, clothing and accessories by date, size, occasion and more.
With more than 300 coveted designers, you have access to runway looks, exclusive designs and beyond. They have a reasonable price range which allows you to choose according to your budget.
The best part is that you can rent it for as long as you want.
They not only operate online but they have stores in Chicago, NYC Flagship, San Francisco, Topanga, Washington DC.
2) Lending Luxury (https://lendingluxury.com/)
Current Mood: I want EVERYTHING. Lending Luxury knows the feeling.
Find the perfect dress for your size, occasion, even date. You’ll find hundreds of dresses from top designers.
Select your dress and delivery date, then feel like a star for 5,10, or 15 days.
They also include shipping and dry cleaning (relief).
When your event is over, simply drop dress at a USPS location or there store dropbox, and they’ll handle the rest.
3) The Black Tux (https://theblacktux.com/)
Why should girls have all the fun? The Black Tux has come to rescue guys from a long shopping spree.
They design high-end rental suits and tuxedos that fit, in a range of styles from timeless to modern.
They use there fit algorithm to predict your sizes. Then, there fit specialists review your sizes to ensure everything fits like it should.
If your suit is anything less than perfect, they ship you a new one before you can even stress about it.
Just pick from there stylist-selected complete outfits, or build a custom look. Then, answer a few simple questions, and they’ll use your information to take care of the rest.
Your suit is delivered two weeks before your event –plenty of time to check the fit.
Wear it. Turn Heads. Then send it back to them three days after your event date.