Why rent fashion instead of buying?
In recent years, there has been a debate between "renting vs buying fashion." While there are benefits to owning a few signature pieces, the rise of the sharing economy has allowed us to experience fashion in a different way. Sometimes, instead of owning one designer item, it can be more exciting to have access to several items.
Read on, for the 3 benefits when renting a designer bag instead of buying it:
1. Sustainable fashion is the future
With the focus shifting to sustainable brands and more ethical processes, renting is the perfect solution to minimise waste. The fast fashion industry is one of the largest polluters in the world, giving many of us a guilty conscience. Our carbon footprint is becoming more important, and we want to feel like we have made an ethical choice, especially since clothing production has doubled and fashion companies went from an average offering of two collections per year in 2000 to five. The sharing economy is quickly becoming important in a world where recycling just isn’t enough anymore. Plus, what’s better than looking good and feeling good about it too?
2. Saving money & getting more value
Paying a small fortune for the newest Balenciaga or Louis Vuitton bag may be possible for some, but keeping up with changing trends every season can turn into an expensive hobby. With different events or commitments, it’s easy to buy several dresses, bags and shoes that never see the light of day for a long time, and renting is a cost-efficient choice. Bag rentals can also bring value in other ways – if you love a statement bag but are unsure if you want to buy it, renting it first can help you make that decision before making an investment.
3. Variety is the spice of life
If you’re anything like us, you love the excitement of wearing a new statement piece, compared to wearing the same ones over & over. Renting luxury fashion lets you feel that excitement each time, without breaking the bank. And when you feel like changing up your style, a rented bag lets you experiment a lot more than one you have bought.
Written by: @styled_by_jannat