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Ask any fashionista on a budget and chances are she can rattle off at least a half dozen ways to rent designer duds at a fraction of the retail value. Typical runway-ready dress rentals range anywhere from $50 to $100 on most websites and are shipped directly to your home – cleaned, steamed and ready for wear.
But for those of you opposed to the whole online shopping thing (fitting can be tricky), here’s some good news:
Some online rental boutiques are starting to set up temporary shops in cities across the country, cutting out the middle man altogether.
Through March 11, ladies can snap up 8-day dress rentals for $75 a pop. Most of the gowns retail for more than three times that amount and the price includes dry cleaning and return shipping.
With busy wedding and prom seasons set to rear their chiffoned heads pretty soon, these online boutiques will be a lifesaver to anyone who doesn’t want to get stuck with a pricey dress they’ll only wear once.
If you can’t make it out to L.A. or NYC this month, you can still nab luxury dresswear online from a host of sites. Here are few to get you started: