Why Renting Is The Best Way To Shop

(This is a contributed post)


Nowadays there are far more people opting to rent where they live instead of buying, so why not do the same for smaller items? Instead of spending a fortune on clothes that you’re only going to wear once, many people are now opting to rent their clothes instead of buying, and if you are looking to save money, this can be the perfect solution It’s not just dressing for a big event either, you can rent handbags, accessories and even everyday wear. If you don’t want to buy bridesmaids dresses, pick a style that works for everyone and rent away. Moving on from clothes you can event rent your tech now too so rather than having to fork out for the latest phone or wait until you can get an upgrade, you can now just rent a smartphone and have the one you want whenever you want. Here are a few places you can rent from:

Rent The Runway

RTR (Rent the Runway) is an online retailer that allows you to borrow a complete high-end look for just a fraction of what it would cost to buy. They offer a wide variety of dresses, separates, handbags, and accessories for everything from day to evening looks. The 4 or 8-day rentals, includes two sizes of your selection and you can add a back-up look for just $32.50. And you don’t have to worry about dry cleaning because they take car of it for you. All you have to do is send your dress back in the postage-paid packaging. They have now also launched RTR Unlimited, which is a subscription service that gives you access to three pieces of everyday wear, handbags, or accessories that you can keep as long as you want for only $139/month.

Style Lend

Unlike other fashion rental companies, Style Lend gets its inventory from its Lenders. It is the perfect site for anyone who has more clothes than you needs and yet she still wants more. You can sign up as a Lender, a Renter or both. If you are a lender, you can register your mint condition, designer items and arrange for a pickup or send them in. The pieces then get cataloged on the site and are available to be rented. The beauty of Style Lend is you earn money when your items are borrowed and as a renter, you can choose from formal to everyday looks and add accessories to your week-long rental.


With a massive range of new unlocked phones to suit any budget, Direct Appliance Rentals or DAR allows you to rent an unlocked smartphone so you can choose the phone provider you want. They offer everything from the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy. You also may be able to make an offer at the end of the rental term to own or buy the product from as little as $1. Have a look on Directappliancerentals.com.au for more details.

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