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To Rent or Not to Rent?

In Fashion on June 15, 2009 at 1:01 am

I’m sure you’ve already heard of the term Recessionista. All of us love to look good, but we may not be able to afford some of those luxury items that we are drooling over.  While reading a magazine I came across a little piece on renting designer goods. I had heard about renting designer bags, through websites like BagBorroworSteal.com where you pay a fee and a designer bag gets shipped to you for a week or so and then you can ship it out and get a new one but never about renting designer clothing!

Now, I must admit that renting designer bags never really interested me. But then again I never did visit the website until now and seeing that gorgeous bright red  Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Summit Drive Handbag did make me reconsider. The website offers you so much more than I had thought, with the option to purchase items like the designer bags, jewelry, and some other accessories all at discounted prices.

However, it was Wear Today Gone Tomorrow’s concept that really drew me in.  You can register with them for free and then browse all their designer clothing which you can rent just as you would a designer handbag.  You pay a shipping fee that includes packaging, shipping label, and return postage. All of the items are cleaned and pressed so there is a fee for that, as well as the renting and shipping, but overall I think this is a great idea for any special events. My prom dress for example? I literally wore it once. And for the amount of money that I spent on it I could’ve rented a gorgeous Philip Lim, Elizabeth and James or Herve Leger dress and really felt like a star for a night. I wish I would’ve thought of this!

So what’s your verdict? Would you rent?

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  1. I absolutely love that dress above!!!

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