Join us for #GivingTuesday

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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!

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Letter from our CEO

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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.

Stylishly Yours,
Lona & the team.

Wedding Diaries: The Bridesmaids

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If you are a part of a bridal party this season, let us help you make this experience stress-free! The main dilemma of being a bridesmaid is paying for a dress that will you only wear once. So, we want to share with you two tips on how a bridal party can rent dresses from Style Lend, save money, and look amazing.

tip 1: mix and match

Bridesmaid_8782_v2 Choosing a dress that fits everyone’s body type can be difficult. We suggest simply mixing and matching your bridesmaid dresses! It allows flexibility and helps all of your ladies feel confident and gorgeous in a style that fits their body type. By using our color and size filter on our app, you can find a trendy bridesmaid dress that will match the wedding palette, fit your style, and save you money.

TIP 2: the perfect palette

Bridesmaid_8803_v2 Finding the perfect palette creates more color, depth, and style to your wedding party. It can be difficult assigning one specific color. Giving your bridesmaids the option to choose from different hues can be really handy if your ladies not all available to go shopping together. We love the idea mix and matching different shades of a similar color! _MG_8835_v1 We hope these tips help you and your bridal party feel stress-free as the big day approaches! All of these beautiful gowns can be found on our fashion app! Good luck to all of the beautiful ladies on their dress hunt!

It’s HERE!!!!

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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! 

 

 

Join the movement!

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#thebreakupletter

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.

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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

10 Shades of Pantone

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Spring is here! Time to bust out those pretty pastels that you’ve been coveting! Pantone’s spring 2015 collection, En Plein Air, is all about light airy naturals with subtle warm tones . The palette has been featured all over the runway from BCBG Max Azria to Rebecca Minkoff.

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Below, are some of our favorite looks here at Style Lend. All of the pieces listed are budget friendly and cost less than $100 to rent for the week. Wear them to brunch, take it to your cousin’s chic outdoor wedding, or frolic in the garden, these dresses are just as versatile as your event calendar! Score!

Aquamarine- Lauren Ruched Sweetheart by Donna Morgan Rent $37 Scuba Blue- Azul by BCBG Rent $38 Lucite Green-My Fair Lady by Eliza J Rent $27 Classic Blue- Blue Bodycon by French Connection Rent $28 Toasted Almond- Luna by Alice + Olivia Rent $62
Aquamarine- Lauren Ruched Sweetheart by Donna Morgan Rent $37 Scuba Blue- Azul by BCBG Rent $38 Lucite Green-My Fair Lady by Eliza J Rent $27 Classic Blue- Blue Bodycon by French Connection Rent $28 Toasted Almond- Luna by Alice + Olivia Rent $62
Strawberry Pink- Abigail Lace Skater Dress by Muehleder Rent $32 Tangerine- Runway Poly by Stella Mccartney Rent $80 Custard- Canary by Phillip Lim Rent $60 Marsala- Marsala by Herve Leger Rent $80 Glacier Gray- Sporty Knit by For Love & Lemons Rent $35
Strawberry Pink- Abigail Lace Skater Dress by Muehleder Rent $32 Tangerine- Runway Poly by Stella Mccartney Rent $80 Custard- Canary by Phillip Lim Rent $60 Marsala- Marsala by Herve Leger Rent $80 Glacier Gray- Sporty Knit by For Love & Lemons Rent $35