We rent cars. We rent homes and apartments. We rent bikes. We rent boats. We rent office space. And now some of us are renting clothes. This trend of renting wardrobe items was popularized several years ago by Rent the Runway, an online service that allows customers to rent designer clothing and accessories for much less than the cost of purchasing these items. The success of RTR has inspired others to do the same and now we have many options for clothing rentals.
Here are 5 benefits of renting clothing:
1. REDUCES TEXTILE WASTE
So many garments that are produced each year end up in the trash and eventually the landfill. Renting can help reduce the waste.
2. SAVES MONEY
This is especially true for special occasions and formal events. If you have a daughter attending prom encourage her to rent a dress. We all know that the chances of her wearing that prom dress twice are slim to none! Renting a gown can be much less expensive than buying something brand new that you'll probably only wear once or twice.
A while ago I needed a dress for a formal event so I decided to try Rent The Runway. It was one of the best experiences! Fortunately there is a physical location in DC so I went there. The staff was amazing and helpful. There was tons of variety. The process was easy. I will definitely rent again when the occasion arises.
Renting clothing allows you to experiment with different styles and trends without fully committing. You can reinvent your style by testing it out with rented items.
4. SPACE SAVING
If you live in a small space or have limited closet space, renting may be a good option for you. You'll have less clothing taking up space in your closet on a regular basis.
Renting clothes helps you to maintain variety in your wardrobe. It helps keep things interesting and fun.
think slow. shop smart. dress well.