BUYING CLOTHES IS SO PASSÉ
In today’s “sharing economy,” new services like Uber and AirBnb are changing the way consumers pay for resources, whether it’s a car or a home. But the sharing economy keeps expanding, offering consumers the ability to rent items they could never hope to purchase themselves, including designer fashions.
Dozens of websites now offer clothing rental services so you can keep your wardrobe fresh without investing in clothes that will clutter up your closet. These sites offer the services of stylists, free dry cleaning and more to help you expand your wardrobe each month. They even make shopping easier, bringing clothes right to your door that you can pay to keep if you are so inclined.
So, instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a dress you’ll wear once or maternity clothes that will be too big after your baby has arrived, why not try one of these clothing rental services instead? One perk offered by many of them: if you love the rentals enough, you can buy them.
RENT THE RUNWAY
renttherunway.com For designer dresses ranging from $30 – $300 to rent, sends two sizes for 4-8 day rentals.
gwynniebee.com For plus-size divas, a monthly subscription of clothing sizes 10-32. Perfect for women undergoing weight loss who don’t want to keep buying new clothes before reaching their goals.
letote.com Monthly subscription 3 clothing items and two accessories for $39.
THE MR. COLLECTION
Men can enjoy a box of clothing ranging from casual to formal wear for $49 a month.