Fresh from the Runway, and Hot off the Press
“Wardrobe has solved existing players’ logistical strains by operating with zero overhead or inventory.”
“Logistics has always been an issue in the rental space and the friction points curtail the user experience,” said Adarsh Alphons, the start-up’s founder. “But we have literally no expenses outside of engineering and logistics. We think the opportunity here is massive.”
“the platform teamed up with a slew of influencers, celebrities, and stylists throughout New York City — Alyssa Coscarelli and Alysia Reiner of Orange Is The New Black — to offer up their fashion-heavy collections.”
"The beautiful thing about Wardrobe is that it lets you support your local family-owned businesses, dry-cleaners, while reimagining them as our collective closets."
"One of the most exciting draws is that you can shop the closets of your favorite celebrities and style influencers — and learn the significance behind each item."
"If you call yourself a fashion collector (like we do), chances are you have quite a few pieces collecting dust in your closet. Why not monetize them?"
It just shows that people are ready for something like this. They respect somebody else’s items, and they take care of it as if it’s their best friend’s thing."
"A novel program that recognizes the disparity in economic mobility caused by women’s wardrobes, this wardrobe rental agency is doing something unprecedented, and the impact of it could be enormous."
"Disavowing fast fashion brands like Zara and H&M, Wardrobe only leases high-end items, thrift finds, and other special pieces, so you can get the best bang for your buck, all while being a conscious consumer."
On the 2nd episode of #BELLAMakeitWork Jonathan Calixto is joined by Nina Rowan, Head of Communications for Wardrobe, a luxury fashion rental platform based in NYC.
"It is, to drop an overused comparison, the Airbnb of fashion (in fact, Nathan Blecharczyk, one of Airbnb’s founders, is an investor)."
"He launched an initiative called ‘Suited for Success,’ which is offering free luxury and designer fashion rentals to any woman in New York City interviewing for a new job."
"According to clothing rental service Wardrobe, the company is committed to supporting its dry-cleaner partners, which it uses as “hubs” for customers to pick up and drop off items throughout their orders."
"The company brings two new ideas to the table: replacing warehouses with dry cleaners and making it easy for influencers’ closets to be duplicated."
"Consider Wardrobe as your fashion closet. The ecommerce app lets people borrow luxury clothes, sell used luxury clothes, and share ideas on designing custom clothes. Wardrobe is eco -friendly, convenient, and affordable."
"There's a fun new way to dress yourself in New York City. Wardrobe is a newly launched clothing rental service that uses an app to let you both rent and lend out fabulous fashion goods."
"P2P sharing platform with a seamless system that solves many of the common consumer pain points around renting clothes: convenience, cleanliness and value."
"No one at Wardrobe is a fashion insider. What we’re good at is understanding the user and creating a product around them. We’re really big on data and data science."