Money-Saving Secret: High-Fashion Rentals

By Greg Janda
|  Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012  |  Updated 11:22 AM CDT
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Money-Saving Secret: High-Fashion Rentals

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Classy dresses, beautiful bags, and even couture for kids are all available for rent and just a click away.

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With the Holiday season rushing toward us, it's about time to be thinking about what to wear for the parties leading up to Christmas and New Years Eve.

But if your pocketbook is screaming about adding another fine frock to your collection, here's a money-saving secret: Rent the clothes instead.

Classy dresses, beautiful bags, and even couture for kids are all available for rent and just a click away.

Rent The Runway
This popular site makes it easy for anyone to feel like their walking a red carpet. Rent the Runway offers dresses, accessories, and even makeup from their online site, then can send it right to your door. They'll even let you pick a second size for your dress to make sure the fit is just right.

Bag Borrow or Steal
The clutch performer for accessories, Bag Borrow or Steal is the place to click if your wardrobe is fierce, but your bag needs some sprucing up. They've got jewelry and other accessories, too, and can offer inspiration from designer collections and groupings focused on specific occasions like weddings (12/12/12 is coming up, after all).

Borrow Baby Couture
We can speak from experience: Kids clothes have a super limited time frame. That cute Christmas dress from last year isn't going to fit. Luckily, Borrow Baby Couture is online and ready to make your little ones look like designer daughters and fashion-savvy sons. They rent kids clothes, including designer looks from Fendi and Roberto Cavalli, and ship them right to your busy front door.

Each of these sites vary in pricing depending on the length you rent and, of course, what items you want. All offer quick shipping (including same day in some limited areas) and free return shipping.

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