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Old 11-26-2018, 06:00 PM
 
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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
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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I've actually considered this for a very dressy family wedding but haven't used it. My niece, a definite fashionista, has. I think it's a great idea.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:25 PM
 
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I would be willing to rent formal gowns, but not other clothing.

Oh, one more thing I would be happy to rent would be ski clothing. Of course it would have to be available to rent at the ski destination like boots and skis. It would be so convenient to be able to fly to a ski destination vacation and not have to pack my ski suit. I like to pack light and ski clothing can be bulky.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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No and no
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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I would be willing to do it, but the last time I looked for a special occasion I discovered it probably won't work for me. I'm under 5 ft tall and the rental garments cannot be altered so......
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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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
I did the gown rental once. It was a good way to wear a look I would never do. One of my coworkers does the subscription service, borrowing bags and clothing. She loves it. She lets me know what she is wearimg that is borrowed. 🙂
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:05 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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I like to change my look a lot, so if I had the money to waste on renting clothes/bags, I probably would.


I would consider renting a gown if I had something come up and needed one.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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I've rented a tuxedo once or twice. I'd do it again since I don't wear tuxedos that often.


Funny how girls buy expensive dresses they may only wear once but boys rent tuxedos.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I've rented a tuxedo once or twice. I'd do it again since I don't wear tuxedos that often.


Funny how girls buy expensive dresses they may only wear once but boys rent tuxedos.
Because dress rental wasn’t an option until recently. We had no choice not to buy it.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I've been doing this for years, from RTR, mostly for special events and nights out. I also rented to be a maid of honor. I've almost always had a positive experience...however, as years have gone on the quality of clothing has gone down.

When I do rent, I now stick with a local spot, with a showroom, here in LA.
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