Want to know a secret? Ever since COVID struck and I cleaned out my closet, I've lived in clothing, jewelry and accessories rentals.
I've worked in the fashion industry for over 15 years, and the noticed how the pandemic changed the way I think, feel, and shop. Many of us will never stock up on the latest trends and fast fashion pieces again, but luckily rentals can help fill that void in our closet.
As someone who couldn't shop enough in the past, I cut back drastically and can no longer justify making certain purchases. Maybe it's my age, maybe it's because I no longer live in a big city setting, or maybe it's because I don't have many places to go anymore, but as I mentioned above, many of these items now seem so far out of touch with reality, that I'm just finished investing in them as a whole.
Birkins are no longer what they used to be due to the resale market. Chanel has become too common. Cartier has amazing fakes. And Louis Vuitton is just angering people with their absurd price hikes on generic items that everyone's grandmother now carries (I'm talking about the Neverfull bag). Everything is too mainstream, too common, and too expensive!
With rentals, you have the option to borrow for as long as you'd like and return it once you've had enough. You don't have to worry about cleaning, repairs, and investing in an item everyone else owns too. Plus, with awesome rental options like Rent the Runway for clothing, Rocksbox for contemporary jewelry, and Vivrelle for designer bags and luxury jewelry, you can rent a Peter Pilotto Dress, a Kendra Scott Necklace, a Chanel Classic Flap Bag, or a Cartier Love Bracelet without dropping thousands of dollars for it to sit in your closet until next time... and who knows when that'll be.