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7 Fashion Rental Services to Consider for a Stylish Fall
After a year focused on cozy loungewear and elevated pjs, we are yearning to get dressed up once again. Whether that means suiting up for a return to the office, going all out for an outdoor brunch, or slipping on a gown for an intimate wedding ceremony, the joy of picking out an outfit is making a comeback. You could spend hours searching your closet for fresh ways to make something old feel new again, buy a completely new look to reemerge in, or—the reason why we’re here—test out a clothing rental subscription service.
I certainly started pondering the idea once I realized my calendar was filling up with in-person meetings once again. Sure, I could just buy that new Jacquemus dress to wear to dinner with long lost friends. But the limited space in my New York City apartment, coupled with my efforts to find more sustainable ways to shop, made it clear that it was time to give clothing rental a try.
I’m sure we’ve all heard of Rent the Runway by now, but as someone who literally shops for a living, I wanted to discover even more options. So I went on a quest to unearth the best rental services around. Some specialize in coveted accessories, while others stock up on emerging designers. They’re perfect for testing out those up-and-coming names, without the long-term commitment.
Ahead, discover 7 clothing rental programs that are totally worth a try.
If you’re a fan of changing your handbag often, then Vivrelle will be your best friend. Sure you could invest in a wildly popular Bottega Veneta bag for a couple of thousand dollars, or you can rent one for an entire month for $99. Jewelry lovers will also appreciate this rental service because it offers coveted designs from Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.
How it works: There are three membership options to choose from with no required return dates for the items that you decide to rent. The first is called Classique. It’s $99 a month and gives you access to one bag that’s $4,000 or less. Then there’s the mid-tier Couture offering for $199 a month. It also allows renters to select one bag month, with the added benefit of more expensive options as well as limited-edition items. The third option is the Couture + level, which costs $279 a month. Members in that program will get two items per month: one from the Classique collection and another from Couture.
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Rent The Runway
Forget everything you thought you knew about Rent the Runway. The program has completely changed over the years. While it originally launched with a focus on eveningwear, “today, we’re seeing customers use their subscriptions for a wider set of life events than ever before, renting for micro-occasions like brunches, vacations and birthdays,” Anushka Salinas, President and COO of Rent the Runway, explains to Vogue. “After the past 18 months, every moment—small or large—is now an excuse to get dressed up and feel their best.”
This story originally appeared on: Vogue - Author:Alexis Bennett