28.07.19

10 Dress & Clothing Rental Sites You Need to Bookmark Now

Kira Simpson

You love fashion. But you also love the environment. You know that buying a new outfit for every special occasion is terrible for the planet, not to mention your wallet.

What if there was a way of consuming clothes and satisfying your fashion desires without actually buying anything new? Imagine having access to a wardrobe of thousands of fabulous dresses, bags, and accessories available to you at a click of a button, for a mere fraction of the price and delivered to your front door.

Enter clothing rental.

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When you consider the average Australian woman buys 27kg of clothing every year, with over two-thirds of that ending up in landfill within 12 months of being purchased, renting your wardrobe seems like an obvious choice.

You can feel great about getting a dress rental from any of these companies. They’re changing the fashion landscape by encouraging circular fashion choices that are stylish, sustainable and helping to reduce the impacts of fast fashion. If you’ve been looking for an ethical and affordable way to revamp your closet, check out these 10 clothing rental brands.

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1. GlamCorner

B-Corp Certified GlamCorner has created an online empire that speaks into the heart of every sustainable fashion lovers wildest dreams. A sparkling closet brimming with the latest designs, ready for you to borrow on-demand. You can rent pieces individually to keep for 4 or 8 days, depending on which timeframe you choose. Or become a member of the new Premium Subscription to receive a new box of 3 items every month with an option for unlimited returns each month. Think workwear and everyday clothes from the best Australian designers. Worried about spilling something on your dress at your bestie’s wedding? GlamCorner comes with accidental damage insurance, so you’re protected no matter what.

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2. Tumnus

Tumnus has a unique approach to fashion rentals. Not only does it connect you with sustainable fashion choices, but it also can help connect you with other fashionistas in your area. You start by creating an online profile, which includes the items in your wardrobe you’re willing to rent. In turn, you gain a community of people who are passionate about circular fashion. With so many people using the platform, it’s easy to find a variety of fashion items in so many price ranges!

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3. Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is one of the most affordable fashion rental options. You can rent stylish clothing for as low as $30 an item. If you want to keep updating your style, you can get a box of new fashionable items every month. Rent the Runway includes helpful perks such as a free backup size, dry cleaning, and insurance. Each of these options helps Rent the Runway achieve their goal of making sustainable fashion accessible to everyone. They also now offer rentals for kids.

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4. EKOLUV

EKOLUV Australia’s first zero-waste sustainable dress hire and consignment boutique. From the upcycled and repurposed salon to the compostable post bags for online orders, EKOLUV walk their sustainable fashion talk. They specialise in luxury designer fashion with labels such as Gucci, Valentino, and Chanel, plus they have an impressive collection of Zimmermann dresses. If you’re not keen to shop online EKOLUV have a physical boutique in the heart of Paddington Sydney so you can arrange a try-on or work out the other aspects of the rental. Be sure to give the salon pup Sooty a pat if you do!

 

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5. Gwynnie Bee

Gwynnie Bee is a fabulous weekly subscription service with a wide inclusive sizing. Try out formal dresses, 9-5 workwear, casual clothing, and everything in between. If by the time the week is up you don’t want to part with one of your items, you can buy it at a discounted rate. This is truly the best way to take your clothing for a test run before committing. For your added convenience, shipping and dry cleaning with Gwynnie Bee is always free. And, Gwynnie Bee offers lots of inspiration so you can learn how to style pieces to look your very best.

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6. Her Wardrobe

With Her Wardrobe, you’ll find dress rentals for any occasion for as low as $59. It’s nearly impossible to get any dress for that amount, let alone a designer one. Whether you’re looking for a stunning cocktail party dress, formal dress, or even a bridesmaid dress, you can find it on Her Wardrobe. There are also shoes and accessories for rent. If you fall in love with your dress rental, you can also opt to buy it at a discounted rate.

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7. Tulerie

Tulerie is like an exclusive clothing rental club. In order to participate in this “club,” you must be invited. Once you’re in, you can borrow the latest styles with ease. You can also lend out pieces for a profit! Tulerie was created to be an ethical alternative to fast fashion. You can visit Tulerie’s Share House in Montauk, New York, to browse their expansive inventory. Once you find a piece you love, you rent it for the night, saving you money and closet space!

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8. Style Theory

If you know you have a big event coming up later in the year, you can secure your dress six months in advance through Style Theory. You can also stop into their Melbourne store to try on the dress and get some styling tips from a team of experts. Don’t have time to make it in? Style Theory’s stylists are also available to advise you online. This company will handle all the dry cleaning, and you can always get your rentals express-delivered right to your door.

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9. Your Closet

You’ll find a wide range of luxury designer dresses and matching accessories for hire on Your Closet. It’s everything you wish your closet could be—only better! Not sure what a dress will look like on you? You can search for the ultimate outfit using the “body type” filter to help visualize what the dress will look like on you. If you want to see the items in person, you can also visit Your Closet’s Sydney store.

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10. The Volte

If you’re looking for a luxurious designer dress, The Volte might be your best option. This site allows you to rent high-end pieces that you might not otherwise be able to afford. Search by occasion or by trend. Need a last-minute rental? The Volte has a special “borrow” option that enables you to look for items exclusively near your location. This way, you can get the item faster than you would be able to via mail.

Kira Simpson

Kira Simpson is a sustainability activist, climate optimist and founder, and editor of The Green Hub. Her own sustainable living journey began five years ago when she realised our choices matter. What we eat, where we shop, what we wear, how we live, these choices have the power to shape the kind of world we want to live in. Since launching The Green Hub in 2016 she has grown the blog to become a platform for sustainable fashion and conscious living helping people make lifestyle choices which are kinder to the planet.