Hello all welcome back to my blog!!!
This week I finally acted on something I have been talking about for weeks now. We are four weeks into not buying new clothing. We borrow. We repurpose. We buy used. Most importantly however, we rent! renting clothing is something that is fairly new to the fashion industry. How it works is simple enough; a flat rate is charged for an item for a certain number of days. On the final day, the garment is dropped of at the post station and sent back where it came.
This method of shopping is used by many innovative retailers. The one i am most familiar with is Rent the Runway. I have talked to many friends and family members about how great their services and sections are. This website in particular offers a multitude of designer garments for all occasions, at a fraction of the retail value. Though I have been intrigued by this website for a few years, I have never had a good excuse to use this site. That is until now!!
As previously mentioned in my earlier posts, i have a formal on December 2nd…this Saturday. Though I looked for formal dresses at brick and mortar shops, none perfectly fit the occasion, and/or my figure. So when I saw that Rent the Runway was running a Cyber Monday promotion with 30% off all rentals, i was immediately sold.
The selection was superb, and the range of prices started at “I’m a broke college student” and extended to “ballin’ all out.” I selected this plum, strapless, high/low dress ($56 with tax and shipping!!!!) that I thought was edgy, yet elegant enough for my winter formal. What was even more amazing, Rent the Runway lets you reserve two sizes, the second at no charge, to avoid a fit mishap upon receiving shipment. Ugh I could rave on-and-on about my experience so far! I will receive my dress this Friday and give it back the following Monday. Only you guys get the sneak peak of my look (scroll down).
This is my last Shopping Sabbatical post, sadly. This has been quite the journey, and I truly appreciated all of the comments and views! I’m glad I got share this experience with you all, and we struggled through it together.