Kick Up Your Wardrobe: Rent Clothes by the Month with Le Tote

With Le Tote, a fashion rental service, you'll always have something new to wear.

Feeling like your closet has become a wasteland of worn-to-death clothing? Wouldn’t it be nice to always have a fresh variety of options?

The I-have-nothing-to-wear dilemma has plagued women for centuries. But Le Tote—a fashion-rental service that offers access to more than 150 brands, including French Connection, BCBGeneration and Anthropologie—is a sure way to achieve closet zen.

Inspired by the clothing swap parties their wives would have with girlfriends, Le Tote creators Brett Northart and Rakesh Tondon joined the subscription service arena in 2012 beside similar companies such as Rent the Runway, Gwynnie Bee and Stitch Fix.

Seeing the demand for a try-before-you-buy service, the duo looked deeper into the wardrobe dilemma and found that many women don’t wear about 80 percent of what they own.

Now all women–from working professionals to expectant mothers–can pare down their wardrobes (once and for all) because Le Tote will send trendy options right to their door in a tote box. Put simply, Le Tote is a personal shopper, stylist, dry-cleaner and that friend who lets you raid her stellar wardrobe.

So how does it work?

Monthly subscribers fill out an online style profile, add weekend and work looks to their virtual closet and customize their curated goodies before checkout. In no time, a box of chic clothing and accessories arrives. Rating items after wearing them (and receiving tons of compliments) is key so that Le Tote can make personalized recommendations in the future.

Monthly subscription options include:
•    Three clothing items, two accessories ($59)
•    Four apparel items, no accessories ($59)
•    Two apparel items, one jewelry piece ($39)
•    Maternity subscriptions from $49 to $69 are also available.

Fashionistas can exchange each box for another batch of clothing or accessories as often as they like, using the prepaid return package. Best of all, when members fall in love with their loner items, they can purchase them at 20-50 percent off retail prices. Style mavens can also put payments and shipments on hold at any point (like during vacay) and reactivate later.

The bottom line: Now you can shop without the hassles–and say goodbye to those depressing dressing rooms–whether you’re preparing for a big interview, a night out or just need some retail therapy. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

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