borrowed is the new black

Long sleeve dude beaded Missguided long sleeve dress. Dress rental service based in Vancouver BC
I’m in my late twenties and the pressure to settle down and start purchasing things is at all-time high – a house, a car, nicer furniture (bye bye, IKEA!), and quality clothing. This isn’t always feasible since living in Vancouver gets quite expensive, but luckily we live we’re living in an increasingly shared economy where you don’t have to own a home, which is why we rent. You don’t need to own a car – there’s Car2Go and Evo. And you don’t even need to own your own clothing – there’s a rental service for that!

Long sleeve dude beaded Missguided long sleeve dress. Dress rental service based in Vancouver BC
// Beaded dress – Missguided size 2 $115 – 4-day rental @ Flaunt Fashion Library // photos by Christian Nambayan // makeup by Mineva
Long sleeve beaded Missguided dress. Dress rental service based in Vancouver BC

Long sleeve dude beaded Missguided long sleeve dress. Dress rental service based in Vancouver BC

Usually, when I go to special occasions, I’ll buy a dress only to wear it once and then try to sell it (because I have a ridiculous fear that someone will call me out for wearing the same dress twice!). I love the idea of a shared closet where women can lend or borrow their designer dresses, and Flaunt Fashion Library does just that. It is a designer dress rental service that curates a collection of high-end dresses for that special occasion in your life. This beaded Missguided beauty is perfect for a glitzy, glamorous night out, paired with some simple nude strappy sandals.

Long sleeve dude beaded Missguided long sleeve dress. Dress rental service based in Vancouver BC
Flaunt Fashion is also opening up their Lender Program, where you can lend your gently-worn designer dresses and receive a percentage of the rental price. This can potentially earn you more than privately selling or consigning if it’s rented multiple times, for very little effort on your end and for items you may have forgotten about altogether!

I’m excited about Flaunt Fashion Library as I believe it’s exactly what the city needs – a welcoming space where women can lend, borrow, or donate high-end designer items for special occasions. For me, it’s always coming back to the idea that fashion is obtainable and sustainable, and accessible to all.

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