You know when you’re languidly scrolling through Instagram after a really long day at work and you chance upon a stylised image of your favourite celebrity, you may lament internally about their glossy lives. You may think about how they have access to the best clothes, jewellery and accessories and you wonder if that’ll ever be you or will you ever be able to get your hands on these exquisite pieces.

It’s worse when you have a major occasion coming up and you want to absolutely nail your look. You don’t really want to drain your savings or burn a hole in your pockets, so you start looking for options. You might borrow from friends and family but maybe you’ll get lucky and find something or you’ll struggle till the end to find something that matches your vibe. In this scenario, you could consider thrifting or renting.

So we reached out to Sakshi Goel, CEO of Rent N Flaunt-a women’s accessories rental company where you can rent designer accessories on a monthly subscription basis. Especially now that we’re part of a generation that puts so much pressure on one-time wear, it is now our responsibility to consciously consume fashion. Read on to know what some of the advantages of renting are.

Advantages of renting:

1) With renting you can tap into the best and most bespoke jewellery products that are entirely affordable and well within your grasp.

2) You don’t have to worry about whether you’ll wear that hefty bridal, jewellery set ever again. This way you’re able to put your money to better use, like investing it or putting it towards something you really need.

3) Renting serves as the perfect bridge between expressing yourself with style without being careless about how you consume fashion. Instead of hoarding things and putting more pressure on production, you can simply rent the item of your liking.

Here are a few things to keep in mind before renting jewellery:

  • Make sure you’re aware of the return policy and when you need to return the jewellery pieces you’ve rented. It can be quite a hassle if you don’t check this beforehand as it is likely that you will be charged for any delays.
  • Just because you don’t own the product doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat it with utmost care. While the jewellery you rent goes through a maintenance process after every use, it’s still delicate in nature and can get damaged beyond repair. Also, remember you are liable for any damages incurred and will have to pay the full price of the product in the event the product is ruined.
  • Even though rental companies take care of sanitisation and packaging after every use and before every shipment, respectively, it is imperative that you clean the product yourself at least once before use. In case you have sensitive skin you could end up with a rash and especially since you know many other people could have used the same product before you.

When you adopt sustainable ways like renting, you automatically become more conscious of how you consume trends. While retail therapy may feel good, the nuance of the product wears off in no time. Try to find alternate ways of consumption that allow you to enjoy fashion.

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