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Old 11-27-2018, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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If I had to attend a very formal affair, I’d look with interest into renting clothing. Otherwise, no.

In retirement, I dress casually all of the time.
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:51 PM
 
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I've read of high-end stores having issues with women buying expensive dresses with the intention of wearing them only once to a fancy function, and then returning them with the price tags and receipt for a refund, claiming a bogus reason such as their husband didn't like it once they got it home. So this seems like a good alternative for people who need something they wouldn't wear often enough to buy.
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:01 PM
 
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well, i "rent" clothes...but in a different way.

shopping at the Goodwill and those types of stores has worked for me.
sometimes what i buy, i wear once, and donate back. sometimes, i keep.
essentially, it is sooo much better for my shopaholic nature
and my bank balance. of course, i live in a nice area
and the donations here are superb.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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The last article of clothing I rented was a business suit for my mother's funeral, now nearly fifteen years ago.

Over-dressing is the most ridiculous farce perpetrated upon the human species.
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Old Yesterday, 02:02 PM
 
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My daughter got her prom dresses and sorority formal dresses from RTR. Much cheaper alternative than buying them outright. Nice dresses, too. They send two sizes to account for fit.
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Old Yesterday, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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No and No
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Old Yesterday, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Because I only wear jeans to work, I probably would not have a need.
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Old Yesterday, 06:23 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I think it’s fine for someone who needs many fashionable dresses on a budget. I have no knowledge of these programs and would not use one myself.
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Old Today, 04:26 AM
 
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I was reading this article, below, but thinking that part of the point of shopping, for me, is to choose something I really like and I'd want to keep.



Rent the Runway Wants to Lend You Your Look
With its subscription service, the company has created an unusual hybrid of fast fashion and luxury. Will it stop you from buying new clothes?
By Alexandra Schwartz

Hyman founded Rent the Runway in 2008 with Jenny Fleiss, while both were in their second year at Harvard Business School. The idea was simple. Men have long been able to rent tuxedos for black-tie events. Why should a woman spend a fortune on a gown that she’ll probably never wear again?

“Lots of forces are disrupting the fashion world right now,” Cindi Leive, the former editor of Glamour, told me. “There’s the over-all demolition of every old rule you can think of about how people should dress.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/22/rent-the-runway-wants-to-lend-you-your-look
A friend of mine did it for her trip to Vegas and she loved her decision. She also looked fabulous.
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Old Today, 05:12 AM
 
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Sure. Men rent tuxedos so why not. If I had some high class function to go to it would be cheaper to rent a tux than to buy one, then either gain or lose weight so you gotta buy another.
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