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5 Best Clothing Rental Services for Women Over 50

By Sandra Roussy November 25, 2022 Makeup and Fashion

Did you know that you could rent clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories? Yes, rent. Several companies and brands now offer fashion rental services. You pick items to add to your closet and keep them for as much or as little time as you choose. Switch them up by sending back the rented items and selecting new ones that get delivered to your door.

If buying a designer cocktail dress at your next event doesn’t fit your budget, simply borrow the dress and then send it back. It’s a great way to get to experience wearing luxurious designer clothing without the hefty price tag.

Best clothing rental services.

  1. Rent the Runway
  2. VINCE Unfold
  3. Armoire
  4. Gwynnie Bee
  5. Le Tote

The concept has been around for a while and is now gaining momentum. Women enjoy the flexibility and freedom of switching up their clothing items as much as they want without overconsuming and overpaying. You’ll never run out of things to wear, and your closet won’t get filled up with clothing that you don’t wear anymore.

Consumers are now aware of the consequences of fast fashion and are looking for ways to dress more sustainably, and rental companies are a great way to achieve this.

Typically, 2-way shipping and cleaning are included in your subscriptions. Some also offer free styling and fitting services to make sure you get the right fit.

Best Clothing Rental Services

Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is a pioneer in the clothing rental industry. They offer one-time rentals for as low as $30 and also plans that range from $69 to $235 per month depending on the number of pieces you want to rent every month.

They specialize in designer and formal fashion items and carry an extensive selection that is continuously keeping up with trends. Orders typically arrive in 2 days and come with a prepaid return label. You also have the option of purchasing items that you want to keep at discounted prices.

VINCE Unfold

VINCE Unfold

Vince Unfold is a subscription service that gives you access to the latest California-based fashion brand VINCE styles for a flat monthly fee.

The $160 monthly subscription allows you to choose 4 items at a time with no exchange limits. Send back the 4 items and pick 4 new ones as many times as you want.

Your items come with a prepaid envelope for returns. You also have the option of keeping the pieces that you love with a discounted price tag. VINCE Unfold gives you referral credits when a friend uses your link to subscribe to the service.

Armoire

Armoire

Armoire (which literally translates to the word closet) curates a monthly selection of styles for you. You get a personalized style assessment when you sign up and get hand-picked items that fit your lifestyle. You can always decide to keep the items or change them before the box ships. Wear your items as long as you wish and then send them back to get new ones.

Their selections include brands like French Connection, Nicole Miller, Boden, and Diane von Furstenberg to name a few. They have a wide selection of formal wear and casual everyday wear.

Plans start at $69 (trial month and then $79) for 4 items per month once a month to $139 (trial month and then $249) for 6 items and unlimited boxes per month.

Armoire is for you if you struggle with choosing and styling your outfits. Let their professional stylists do it for you!

Gwynnie Bee

Gwynnie Bee

Plus-size specialty brand Gwynnie Bee has expanded into the rental industry. They now offer all sizes, from zero to 32, and have some of the best plus-size selections on the rental market.

Their one-time rentals start at $49 a piece up to 10 options for $199. They regularly have new member subscription discounts, like 50% off the first month, for example.

Exchange items as much as you want or purchase them for less than the retail price. They also have 2-way shipping and cleaning included in the price.

Le Tote

Le Tote

Le Tote is another rental service that includes clothing and accessories. They carry brands like Rachel Roy, BCBGeneration, Splendid, and many more. They have a great selection of athletic and loungewear items to choose from.

Le Tote offers a monthly subscription starting at $59 that includes styling advice from professional stylists.

You get your monthly tote and get to keep the pieces you love for up to 50% off the retail price and return the rest. A prepaid shipping label and return bag for your exchanges are included in every shipment.

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The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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