I’m sure many of you are just as guilty of succumbing to fast fashion as I am. It’s so easy to fall prey to cheap, trendy items you think will last. But more often than not they just don’t and you end up donating them to make room for even more. But fashion rental brands like Rent the Runway are opening the door to sustainable fashion that lets you have a minimalist closet but loads of quality fashion options.
Here are a few U.S.-based companies that are paving the way for the future of your wardrobes from high fashion to more affordable options…
Rent the Runway
Arguably the most well-known brand, Rent the Runway offers designer options starting at $30. You can see the dress on other users and they send a backup size in the same dress just in case.
Le Tote is a monthly subscription box which allows you three garments and two accessory options that you can wear and send back. If you love something, you can keep it for 50% off the retail price.
Gwynnie Bee has a great selection of extended sizes from 10–32.
Their packages start with a free month and then range from 1 to 10 items per month.
Style Lend is NYC-based so if you happen to be there, you can get same-day shipping. Otherwise it’s two-day shipping nationwide. You keep the items for seven days and if they don’t fit, you can swap it fast for a different size. You can also lend out your own items to make some spare cash.