By Anastasia Vento
It was a sunny afternoon; the birds were chirping, the breeze was warm and the sky was painted blue. In need of something light and pretty to wear that night, the girl stood in her bedroom and was unimpressed with what hung from wooden coat hangers. Her wardrobe groaned it needed new clothes. She sighed in frustration, realising she had nothing to wear. She needed to go shopping. And fast.
She came across what looked like a very expensive store and peered through the shiny glass window. She noticed racks upon racks of beautiful, embellished clothes. So this is what love at first sight feels like, she thought, as she felt her heart flutter. She walked inside, unable to resist. At first sight, she fell in love with patterned jeans, fluorescent blouses, long sheer dresses and glitter vests. Pleasant colours of black, white, cream and gold highlighted every corner of the sleek and shiny boutique. Stripes, polka dots and sparkles were the trends of the season.
In her state of awe, her eyes were transfixed on a caplet style jacket, the shoulders covered in sparkly gold sequins. Its beauty was enough to drive her mad. She needed to own this jacket. She must own this jacket. It would go so well with her skinny black jeans and gold pumps. Envisioning her perfect outfit, she spun the small circle price tag and saw a very big price. Her eyes widened to the size of saucers when she saw the three-digit number. She let go of the price tag. She let go of the jacket. The girl walked away, or rather, she stumbled toward the exit sign in shock.
That very same day, she discovered a secret that would change the way of shopping forever. The girl typed “cheap designer fashion” in Google. Seconds later, she was teleported to a world of fashion hiring. Forget eBay. Forget asos. Forget boohoo.com. Make way for Clothes Line, One Night Stand and Raid My Closet – just some of Adelaide’s fashion hiring services.
Judging by the number of likes on each store’s Facebook page, thousands of girls were doing it. They were hiring clothes. And it only cost them a measly fifty dollars to look fabulous in Sass & Bide and Zimmermann. On her computer, the girl scrolled through the list of bold coloured frocks and was surprised she didn’t already know about this. Eyeing a high neck, ankle length, black fitted Shakuhachi gown, she counted sixty dollars in her purse and headed out once more. This time, she was guaranteed to come home with an outfit that she didn’t have to pay big triple digits for.
The stores mentioned above are dress hiring services that operate in Adelaide. They can easily be located on Facebook. At these stores you will find labels such as Finders Keepers, Talulah, Alice McCall and House of Wilde to name a few. You can order online or browse the stores in person, depending on what you’re comfortable with. Outfits are suitable for any event such as an 18th, 21st, wedding, music festival or school formal. Share the love of hiring with your friends. You’ll never have to feel guilty about a big splurge again!