Monday, October 4, 2010

Rent A Polished Look for Your Next Event!

You thumb through the monthly fashion magazines, you watched with envy and love the items drolled out at the New York and Paris fashion shows and now you wistfully dream of wearing some of those fabulous creations.  Oh how you wish you could wear them to this event or that event... but the hard reality is with your modest salary - everything high-end is just beyond your reach unless you skip next month's rent/mortgage, shave the utilities and cut out the eating part of your life for a month or two...which won't happen because priorities, priorities, priorities.  Not to mention you're level headed, you're smart and best of all you're one savvy shopper!

BUT NOW!!!  These frocks are within your reach - they're just a mouse click away as the neatest concept ever has come to your computer screen! You can now rent a designer item without having to scrimp and save and best of all - you don't have to fret over facing the sales lady when you return it, knowing you only wore for one night!

How?  Well you can RENT it instead of buying it and you can rent the perfect handbag to go with it as well!  Below I tell you how, give you the break down and let you decide for yourself if it's something worthwhile.  I will try both in the near future so I can give you my honest take on my experience with both venues.

[Note that any time you see words in RED - you can click on that word or section to be taken immediately to the website being discussed]


If you watched the movie Sex and The City, you without a doubt heard Carrie's assistant state that she rented her bag from Bag, Borrow or Steal.

Well it wasn't just a movie statement.  It is an actual company has been around for a few years.  I heard about them some years ago, looked around but didn't put much notion into it.  Now years later, they're still around with a very successful business!  It speaks volumes to be featured and talked about in a movie!  So I once again am browsing around the site.

They have handbags by Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, D&G, Chloe, Juicy Couture, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Valentino and YSL.  Jewelry by Chanel, Trina Turk, Fendi, Gucci and Tiffany & Co.  Sunglasses by Chanel, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Prada and Tom Ford.  Watchers by Chanel, Gucci, Juicy Couture, Toywatch and Michael Kors.  These are just a few of the names in a long list of designers that Bag, Borrow or Steal has available.

At Bag, Borrow or Steal, you can rent a designer handbag, sell your designer handbag, have it repaired & cleaned or even buy a slightly used designer handbag.  Their site has designer handbags (of course), jewelry, sunglasses, watchers, and features Hot Picks, Designers and gives you New Arrivals, as well.  They even have daily private sales at prices up to 70% off!


But the renting doesn't stop there.  Now you can rent that favorite dress from the runway or your favorite fashion magazine!  That's right now you can rent that gorgeous designer dress at Rent The Runway.  There are over 95 designers to choose from for every "black tie gala, wedding, date, holiday or night on the town at 90% off retail prices."  Plus, they rent jewelry that will compliment your dress.

You can even choose by body type!  How is that for a smart cool feature?!

It seems relatively simple - enter your event, size and shipping address.  Each dress will have a calendar that shows availability (in white) and unavailable dates (in gray).

Not sure what size you need.  Don't fret, you get a back up size for FREE!  So problem solved!  Not sure if you need a 6 or an 8.  Well you can specify a different size will be your back up.  Best of all - your back up size is FREE!

Can't pick between two (2) different styles?  Well no problem there either!  You can order a second style for an additional $25!!  

But wait, can it be - yep, return shipping is absolutely FREE!  Yes, FREE!  You just have to return it the day after your event is over in their prepaid packaging!  They even take care of the dry cleaning!!!

What if you damage the dress you ask?  Well don't fret, the $5 insurance charge covers any potential damage to the dress!  Seriously, probably the best $5 you will ever spend!

They have a full money back satisfaction guarantee policy as they built their business for smart savvy shoppers like you and ME so we can try new brands and new trends...and feel like the beautiful princesses that we are!

So the next special night out or event you have coming up - don't fret about having to run to various stores for something special to wear.  Rent The Runway has designer names such as Alice + Olivia, Badgley Mischka, Blugirl, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg (my favorite!), Gryphon, Herve Leger, Just Cavalli (my favorite!), Missoni (another favorite), Moschino Cheap and Chic, Nicole Miller, Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti, Proenza Schouler, Robert Rodriguez (both Black Label and Collection), See by Chloe, Tibi, Theory, Tracy Reese and Yigal Azrouel to name a few.

So remember, the next time you have a special event coming up and need to look smashing, your designer look is simply a mouse click away - and all you have to worry about is what shoes you will wear!

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