We had the honor of attending the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Its hard to explain the powerful feeling of being surrounded by amazing women, so we thought we would share some of our favorite pictures:
With over 13 million tons of textile waste in our landfills we were excited to boycott Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Instead we wanted to encourage our community to join us for Giving Tuesday.
Giving Tuesday is a global day for everyone to give! Check out their list of organizations you can donate, here. At StyleLend we are taking it one step further and extending it to all of December!
We created Style Lend to help customers make a positive impact on the environment – encouraging renting instead of buying and lending instead of tossing.
So, we wanted to offer our customers another opportunity to do good, so we will be donating 50% of the revenue from ALL rentals this month to Fashion Revolution US – an organization dedicated to ensuring that fashion stays accountable for their damage.
Rent from Style Lend and help us transform the fashion industry into a force for good!
It’s in our human nature to want what’s not ours. Remember college? Living with 5 of your friends – and access to their closets? All throughout undergrad my friends and I would effectively shop each other’s wardrobes before weekends, and the effect was a bit like living in Cher’s closet, just without that cool computer feature.
Adult life tends to spiral us into a much more isolated world, where we live with fewer people, alone or with a partner. Don’t get us a wrong, we welcome this respite from the chaos of our younger years, but miss that access. Luckily, Style Lend works a bit like having your best friend’s closet to browse. And with Style Lend, you can control when you can borrow, what you borrow, and don’t have to worry about cleaning the item.
Sound too good to be true? We promise it’s not. And for affordable rental fees, you can have that excitement of sprucing up your wardrobe with something from a hyper-stylish friend. Because it’s always more fun to play dress up with someone else’s clothing.
Curious about how it works? Read on.
Choose your item!
From maxi dresses to Chanel bags, we’ve curated a selection of thousands of designer items from some of NYC’s most stylish women. You’ll have virtual access to the closets of women with enviable style (maybe the Clueless analogy was spot on…). Select your items and add them to a shopping bag just as easily as you do with any other e-commerce.
How and when?
You can choose to borrow an item for either a week or two weeks, not including shipping days. Whether you borrow something for a one off event or love it so much you want to re-wear it, this time frame is designed with your stylish interests in mind. Perhaps you need to shop for shoes with the dress? A week gives you the luxury of time.
You only pay if it fits!
We repeat, you only pay if it fits.
Expect a short delivery time.
Your pieces are delivered within 2-3 days or even within hours if you’re in NYC. Convenience at its finest!
Return your item… FOR FREE.
We provide you with a pre-paid envelope to ship the item back or we will send of our girls to pick up your item if you’re in NYC… all part of making this as easy as walking to your roommate’s room to return something.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Prosecco gets spilled and sometimes zippers break. That’s what our $5 insurance is for. And the best part of all: dry cleaning is on us.
Can’t wait, start renting here!
After receiving feedback on how to make the rental processes easier, we’ve decided to listen and add those features.
We’ve added a new feature to our site: we’ve listed the state of condition the item is in. You can find it next to the Color & Fit. The conditions are:
Brand New: Many of the items we get are new with tags, so these items haven’t been worn.
Like New: The item is in pristine condition, generally only worn once or twice.
Very Good: Excellent, worn 3-5 times
Good: Items that have been worn 5+, might have some wear and tear.
We’ve added our models measurements below the ‘Add to Bag’. If the measurements are not there, the picture is most likely a stock photo from the brand. Please google the item and you will be able to find that models measurements.
Virtual Try On
Our biggest feature is offering virtual try on’s. What does this mean? If you are not 100% if the item will fit, request it and one of our employees will text you a video of them trying on the item. We will give you feedback on how it fits, our measurements, etc.
We hope all these new features make it easier to find the perfect item. As always, we welcome feedback & are always trying to improve.
Dear Style Lenders,
First, I want to express my deep gratitude to all of you that have believed and supported us from the start and continue to do so every day. Through your comments on social media, likes, introductions, rentals, and shares with friends, you have all made a contribution to help grow Style Lend into what it is today. I also want to thank our lenders, who have shared their amazing items with our community of renters, who love to experience wearing unique, classic, trendy, and coveted pieces from your closets. Style Lend would truly not exist without you.
Our amazing community allows Style Lend to not just be another e-commerce site that consists of only transactions. Style Lend is meant to feel like your ‘best friend’s closet,’ by allowing renters to obtain new outfits from within their community, as well as receive personal styling advice that they would from a friend. We have stylists on hand to give you advice on how to style items, recommend what is appropriate for specific events, and sometimes even answer personal questions you may have (we’ve heard it all). So definitely take advantage of Dale, our ‘Style Psychologist’ who can help you make the most out of your rental so you can create amazing memories with it.
The Style Lend experience, not only allows renters to obtain items that they may otherwise not have access to (or wanted to spend the money on), but contributes and promotes an overall sustainable lifestyle. Sustainability is something we are proud to be a part of and encourage at Style Lend. It’s the future of fashion (does our planet even have a choice?). Celebrities such as Emma Watson, Leonardo Dicaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Anne Hathaway are all advocates for. Check out the article Anne Hathaway shared to promote sustainability HERE.
So what’s to come next for Style Lend? We’re going to reflect our lifestyle and what we truly believe in, in everything we do. You will hear from the Style Lend team and other Style Lenders on how they live the Style Lend life, from fashion to travel to events. We will share all of it through Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter (stay tuned).
The foundation of the brand, which we are continuing to build upon and express, will also be reflected in our updated look and feel of our website/mobile experience, all of which is a result of your feedback over the last six months.
Can’t wait to share that with you in July.
As always please email, call, message me with any feedback, questions, concerns.
Lona & the team.
We are so excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with some of the coolest and most innovative brands to give you one of our biggest giveaways EVER! In honor of this very special occasion, let us walk you through all the things that the lucky winner will receive. (It’s worth over $1,500 in beauty, fashion and more!!)
Rocksbox is a monthly jewelry subscription service. After taking a survey to determine your style, you will be sent three designer jewelry items worth an average of $200 per set. The best part? You can return your set at anytime to get three new pieces! The winner will receive a 1 year subscription.
Another subscription service, “Scentbird is about the fun and magic of fragrance. We designed Scentbird for the pickiest girl- or boy- to let you date luxury perfumes before marrying them.” With the service, you receive a 30-day supply of designer fragrances for only $14.95/month. The winner of the giveaway will get a free 1 year subscription.
Lumoid makes it easy and affordable to try and buy photography gear. After renting, they will credit 20% of your rental sub-total (not including shipping charges and taxes) towards a purchase. You can choose to use the credit immediately, or accumulate credits them until the end of the year. The giveaway winner will receive a free fitness tracker worth $150.
“Gleem was born of these two basic ideas — that the best jewelry should be shared with the world, and that that sharing requires a trusted intermediary to enable buying, selling, discovering and obsessing over it.”
Gleem is a trusted marketplace that makes luxury pieces accessible, and the giveaway winner will receive a $200 gift card to use towards that dream jewelry item. (Because lets be honest, every woman should own at least one piece of fabulous jewelry).
The winner of the giveaway will receive a $250 gift card for William-Sonoma Wine, which houses an enormous assortment of wine and also features an variety of wine clubs. Because who wouldn’t want that?
Bloom is an all natural sleep drink to help you fall asleep faster, get a higher quality sleep, and wake up more refreshed. The winner gets a 7-month supply. (yes please!)
COOLS is an online store that helps people find the coolest clothing and accessories at the best prices, including designers such as Rebecca Taylor and Tory Burch. The winner is going to get a $250 gift card for a little shopping spree!
And of course we couldn’t leave ourselves out! The giveaway winner is going to win $200 worth of dress rentals.
This collection of brands is killer and can help you start off Spring beautiful & stylish! So, Enter NOW for a chance to win all of these amazing prizes!
Learn a bit more on why StyleLend is becoming every New York girls new obsession!
Don’t get left behind, get in the know by checking out our new arrivals on StyleLend.com or by downloading our iOS app.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for!! Grab your iPhones because we just released our new APP. Now you can rent and lend clothes directly from your phone, and it’s soooo easy! Browse by neighborhood, color, and size. Add favorites to rent later, see how it fits in person, inbox other girls, and upload your own items with just a few buttons! Careful ladies, this could easily become an obsession!
Breakups – they can be bittersweet, sad, and just overall bad. However, breakups can also be for the better! That’s why we are creating a movement to breakup with our old shopping habits and make them a thing of the past! Join our movement, #thebreakupletter.
Our mission is to encourage all women to break up with anything and everything that prevents them from banding together and supporting one another to dress, look, and feel better! We are breaking up with fast fashion, buyers remorse, and most of all, our wallets.
By doing so, let’s start to lend and rent clothes from each other instead! I think we can all agree that everyone deserves access to high quality clothing. We shouldn’t have to spend our hard earned paychecks on clothing that we will only wear a few times. Instead, we should be able to do and focus on the things that are important to us. We’re starting the movement in San Francisco because it is full of beautiful, fashionable, forward-thinking trendy women. Together, we can empower one another, one compliment at a time.
Let’s all help each other out and lend our clothes to one another.
Let’s band together to put an end to our old shopping habits.
Let’s break up with the things that prevent us from looking our absolute best.
Let’s create this movement to help and empower all women to dress and feel confident.
Join Style Lend on May 16th on our fashion walk from Russian Hill to Marina Green from 12-2pm. Come join us for beverages and find out more about how Style Lend’s new app will help shape this movement into something bigger and better. #TBL
Sign up HERE