Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Renting Trend

We've all been there. You see something you really want… but, there's that 'can I commit question' in the back of your mind. Yes, you want to look gorgeous at the society gala but a designer dress doesn't work in your budget (or fit into your closet). I've run into that issue more than once, and on occasions like a recent toga party, utilized Rent the Runway to 'borrow' an appropriate frock instead of buying something I likely would not wear again. Order online, get 2 sizes to try.. wear it, return it. SO simple.

 Just as Rent the Runway seems to now be mainstream, other companies are gearing up in new (more luxurious) categories where rentals are totally unexpected.

Now you can have celebrity style for both the dress and the jewels.

The latest company to launch a renting option is what I'm most excited about, as is everyone who covets red carpet looks and fine jewelry. Haute Vault officially launched on November 11 and is already attracting big name business across the country. It is on this site that you can browse and borrow some of the most gorgeous, genuine jewels and watches available today. 

Rent a gorgeous diamond necklace ala Carrie through Haute Vault's selection.

Instead of blowing money on decent costume baubles for a big gala or wedding - wear authentic, designer brand jewels, precious metals and watches at a fraction of the price. It's so smart for anyone frequently photographed, or who just wants to change it up a bit for special occasions.

 It is genius for the bride, as your photographs will sparkle forever. I also like it as a test drive option. If you rent a watch you really want to keep, the fee applies towards the purchase price. While the company has local ties through King Jewelers, it's national in scope… so you can enjoy this service no matter where you live or travel.

                                   Loving Haute Vault's extensive online collection of fashion and formal earrings.

Just as Haute Vault is taking off and making news, another luxury rental resource in Nashville is opening. Music City Dream Cars is setting up shop in The Gulch with a fleet of exotic autos like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls Royce as well as sought-after vintage cars. They can be rented by the hour, the day or for any set period of time. Arriving in style has never been more affordable or accessible. I also personally like this as a gift option for that hard to buy person. The experience of driving one of the worlds' most exclusive cars without any of the hassle of owning.

                   Just one of the types of autos you can take for a spin at Music City Dream Cars.

  No matter what your taste, these modern day luxury rental services definitely should be on your radar. Do watch for more posts and details on this soon...I can't wait to try out a little luxury for the season!