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A review of dress rentals

Recently I had the chance to test out, a "Netflix for Dresses" company that allows you to rent affordable dresses that you would find in stores like Anthropologie, ASOS, Modcloth, and more. Lendperk's cheapest plan is $20/month for one dress rental every month. For $34 per month, you can rent 2 dresses and $49 per month gets you unlimited dress rentals.

There's a 9 day free trial where you can check out one dress during this period for free to test out the service. It's a month to month subscription service and you can cancel anytime. Shipping and returns are free, and you can also choose to roll over your rental from one month to the next if you don't think you're going to rent anything.

For the purpose of my review, I got to rent the dress of my choice in two sizes. I got special treatment because I'm pregnant and a blogger, but because of my growing bump, the dress I chose didn't work out for me in either size. Putting that aside, the service was great - I got my dresses delivered within 3 days, complete with a thoughtful note and small treat (candy). To return my dresses, all I had to do was pack them up in the prepaid shipping envelope that was included in my order and leave it by my front door for the mail carrier to pick up. Easy, peasy!

I love the idea of Lendperk because the dress options are more casual and affordable - Anthropologie is a brand I often admire but the prices are just out of reach, so renting is very appealing. Renting from ASOS or Modcloth is equally alluring - these are stores I can afford, but a rental would cost even less and give me more flexibility. Sites like are grand, but offer mostly high-end designer dresses and gowns for formal occassions. Lendperk could fill an important void in the rental market.

However - and here's the big however - Lendperk is in its infancy and therefore does not have many options - the company says they will be adding new dresses monthly and their inventory will continue to grow. Also, they don't currently let you rent a dress in two sizes (like Renttherunway does) because they just don't have the inventory. If Lendperk can up their inventory and give you one dress in two sizes for the same price, I think they have a shot at a very bright future. On a less serious note, I'm not a huge fan of the name "Lendperk" - it sounds like a financial services website, but I guess I can get past that.

Curious to try Lendperk? Now through 3/1/13 anyone who signs up for a Lendperk membership (any monthly plan will do) during this two week period will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a free "unlimited dress rental month" at Lendperk. The lucky winner will be randomly chosen on 3/11/13, and she will be able to rent as many dresses as she wants for an entire month.

Would you give Lendperk a try? How do you feel about dress rental services?

FYI this is not a sponsored post. I was granted a complimentary dress rental for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

Shown above: The beautiful dress I rented by Wren originally retailed for $228 at Anthropologie. I saw someone wearing it at the Duro Olowu for JCP event in NYC!
that's such a great idea
#1 liz (Homepage) on 2013-02-26 13:51 (Reply)
Genius! Are they only in the US right now?
#2 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2013-02-27 02:08 (Reply)
@MizzJ - Yes, unfortunately Lendperk is only available in the US right now.
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-02-27 13:07 (Reply)
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