Thinking of kicking off 2022 with a sustainability pledge? Why not make us a part of your New Year's resolution! Whether you are thinking of renting for special occasions instead of buying new or want to monetise your own wardrobe - now's the time to set your fashion resolutions for the year ahead.
To help you get started, we asked one of our top Rotators Lana Nalepa (@lananalepa) to share with us how she gets the most out of the By Rotation app - for seamless renting and lending.
Tips for Renting on the app:
- Experiment with your style
The great thing about renting is you're not committing to a heavy price tag, so you have the freedom to mix up your style. I love scrolling through the New In section on the app and adding favourites to my saved folder, so when an occasion arises I can go back to my rental wishlist and pick anything from there.
- Start your rental one day prior to your event
Depending on when I need the rental for, I always rent for an extra day before, so I can see if it works & fits as imagined.
- Think about what's the occasion
Always think about where you are planning to wear your rental. Personally I would stay away from renting white items when I'm headed out for drinks - I'm just way too clumsy. I am also mindful of the price point of the piece I'm renting depending on the occasion.
Tips for Lending on the app
- Chat to your renter!
Whenever I receive a new rental request, I always take my time to chat to the Rotator to find out where they are planning to wear my item to. I would recommend building a friendly relationship with the renter, as it works both ways: I feel assured that my item will be taken care of, as well as the renter will be interested in renting from me again. Everyone loves finding a style match on the app!
- Leaving enough time between rentals
If you are posting your items always give yourself time between each rental for cleaning and the days while your parcel is with Royal Mail. I always send my pieces Special Next Day delivery so you can always track and see where the parcel is.
- Check your item after the rental has ended
Remember to do a quick quality check over any returned items from recent rentals to make sure they are all okay. Communication with your renter is key!
Follow Lana & discover her wardrobe on the app here.
Need a refresher on the ins and outs on renting from the app? Here's all the questions answered.