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Rent your sartorial dream

THE ASIAN AGE. | YOGITA CHAINANI
Published : Dec 18, 2016, 12:08 am IST
Updated : Dec 18, 2016, 6:25 am IST

If the thought of shelling out cash for your party wardrobe this season is giving you jitters, worry not.

Dressing up like your favourite  B-town diva is no longer just an aspiration.
 Dressing up like your favourite B-town diva is no longer just an aspiration.

While most of us dream of dressing up like celebrities, not all of us can afford the luxurious designer brands. Shops in the city are now offering designer clothing on rent at affordable prices to ensure that you can grab your own designer outfit without putting much of a dent in your wallet. Surbhi Gupta, whose Pali Hill-based store gets a fair amount of people coming in everyday, says, “It’s a great thing to see that people are willing to rent clothes for various functions. Most of our stock comes in from abroad. These clothes are exponentially expensive if bought.”

Mukesh Kumar, who also works at the store, adds that they get a number of models dropping in to grab an outfit for a photoshoot while Julie, who works at The Clothing Rental, another Bandra-based shop, says that she gets a number of people from the film industry dropping in. “It’s common for production houses to get outfits for their celeb clients. Having said that, the clothes are for everyone!”

The Source, Pali Hill
Price: Tops, bags and shorts can be rented for as less as Rs 600 for three days. If you are looking for an elegant evening gown, then that will set you back by Rs 2,500 for three days. The same rent goes with the Indian wear as well. One can rent the accessories at Rs 500. A classic pair of Steve Madden shoes can be hired for Rs 1,000.

Look: You can find trendy clothes for both formal and casual affairs.

Unique Styling Point: The store offers a sizeable men’s collection as well.

The Clothing Rental, Bandra West
Price: If you want to rent out a party top, you have  to shell out Rs 500 for three days. For a chic pair of shoes, the rent is Rs 700. The gowns and the summer dresses can be rented for Rs 2,500.

Look: The store offers clothes for glitzy affairs and formal galas.

Unique Styling Point: The store has a lot of options for bodycon dresses and formal gowns. With two stores in the city, the branch in Bandra boasts of a humongous collection of Western outfits, while the the outlet in Versova offers Indian clothes.

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