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I Try Renting Designer Clothes for the First Time | More Hannah


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Louise T

Dec 12, 2019, 7:14 pm Reply

I own an iron but use it like 3 times a year. REEEEEAAALLY want a clothing steamer!

Yvette G

Dec 12, 2019, 7:17 pm Reply

this would be nice for wedding seasons if you have one or more events coming up you can rent a few items instead of buy for one time use

Melissa T

Dec 12, 2019, 7:18 pm Reply

For a price comparison, Rent the Runway, which is a similar online retailer in the US, for £60 a month, you get 4 items. There is also Nuuly here, where you can rent more "everyday clothes" from Free people, UO, etc. with 6 items for the same price. Both of which, I think are better deals.

David Jackson

Dec 12, 2019, 7:27 pm Reply

I spent less than £99 on clothes all of this year including a £400 leather jacket I bought from a charity shop for £20

Amber jade Harding

Dec 12, 2019, 7:30 pm Reply

I tried hiring a dress online from Hire street, it can be low priced, but the longer you want the dress the more it costs. Which is difficult when you want to make sure it fits in advance 🤔. You can return it but only for credit 😕 My dress did not fit, and so I still ended up buying one! I did try to be sustainable 😣

Jake Payne

Dec 12, 2019, 7:35 pm Reply

"Fast fashion" = Depeche Mode =D

Serena

Dec 12, 2019, 7:38 pm Reply

The alexa chung skirt is polyestereviscose 🙌

Ella Mcken

Dec 12, 2019, 7:42 pm Reply

would you ever sell stuff on depop?? I love your style!!

AnnieStrooo

Dec 12, 2019, 7:52 pm Reply

I think that it’s a cool idea, but I find I would want to re-wear outfits that I put together. I also think the price is really steep for only a few pieces for a month. I want to be sustainable but not broke

Becky Masik

Dec 12, 2019, 7:52 pm Reply

I'm curious here…. is the pricing that high because it is sustainable or because it is designer? 🤔 Not necessarily the same. That tigress dress has a retail price of like 350 pounds, so given the value of the designer clothing, the pricing is more understandable. But honestly though – paying for the name brand or the sustainability??

heartneedsabook

Dec 12, 2019, 8:02 pm Reply

YES to that second hand haul coming our way soon! <3 Your final verdict over that designer clothes rental service is really relateable. I always get stains on clothes, would be terrified if they are only rented and this expensive…

andrineslife

Dec 12, 2019, 8:19 pm Reply

Oh my god, my mum wore a cow-print skirt that looked exactly like that, when she met my dad!!

agnieszk

Dec 12, 2019, 8:26 pm Reply

Aren't there any non-designer clothing rental places in London? Here in the Netherlands there are a few. I have personally been to one, the Outfit Library in Arnhem. You can rent unlimited clothing there, provided that you only take three items at a time, for 25 euros a month 🙂

Anna Friedrich

Dec 12, 2019, 8:37 pm Reply

Is it just me or did she kind of matches the sofa and pillow in the background when she wore the red blouse and the blue Jeans?! 😀

fu4realtalk

Dec 12, 2019, 8:44 pm Reply

at first I thought that tiger dress was awful but it actually looks incredible on you!x

Annie Kittrell

Dec 12, 2019, 8:51 pm Reply

I ❤️ the sleeves on that red top

Alyssia

Dec 12, 2019, 8:54 pm Reply

I basically have a yearly budget of 700 chf (~550 £). This wouldn't even fit in my budget 😂
This red top look fabulous on you though (and I wonder if they are real pearls at that price)

Dan Frederiksen

Dec 12, 2019, 8:59 pm Reply

Good video but if clothes are very expensive they better look the part and these didn't. Better to just buy items for the money that you could then keep forever and no return overhead.
Back and forth will work better when we have drone delivery. Which will make ordering food problematically easy. Speaking of which, maybe there is a video in reviewing take out food.

Sabrina Epstein

Dec 12, 2019, 9:00 pm Reply

I love hearing your honest thoughts at the end. Seems like a service you could use for the events around your wedding if you want special things to wear for rehearsal dinner, bachelorette, etc.

Lucy Eleanor

Dec 12, 2019, 9:09 pm Reply

I definitely agree that this would work better for special occasions. I find that clothes I wear daily I get attached too, so to let them go after a month wouldn't be very enjoyable for me. Maybe per season you get a new lot or something might work? It's definitely interesting and a concept that will hopefully grow and change!

Sally Barrs

Dec 12, 2019, 9:23 pm Reply

I struggle with this on the basis that when I find something I love to wear I will wear it for years and to death! I think if I liked an item a lot I’d feel the need to purchase myself on for the steep designer price – not the most bank friendly way of shopping for me

Mole45

Dec 12, 2019, 9:39 pm Reply

Thanks Hannah, after seeing you in the red top I now can't get Wuthering Heights out of my head

On the renting of clothes note, the only time I've rented is for black tie events, and that's easily £100 for one evening, so for something a little special I can see this being an interesting thing to use. But I don't expect many, if any, would stay subscribed for more than one or two months, at that point you've probably got an idea of the sort of style you didn't realise you liked before trying the service and would be better served spending the money on one or two items in that style that you can keep.

Patrick Chambers

Dec 12, 2019, 10:01 pm Reply

Being as short as you are and having a large chest do they have stuff that fits you? You remind me of my late wife. Years ago she, her Mum and I went to a restaurant and she went to the loo as we were seated. As she walked away, the waitress set a child's menu at her place and asked if we would wait for the 'child' to return. When she returned she asked who the kids menu was for as the waitress returned. She took one look at my 5 foot tall wife with the G-sized chest, turned red, immediately apologized and sort of sulked off to be replaced by another waitress. BTW I'm 6 foot 2 inches tall. Ever happen to you?

Sam JP

Dec 12, 2019, 10:03 pm Reply

Get the Honey add on for Chrome and it's gets the discount codes for you! I like the idea of this maybe for an event where you would only wear it once but otherwise I don't think I would. X

Susanna Heath

Dec 12, 2019, 10:06 pm Reply

I think they’d manage to make a fast fashion rental service terrible, not for us the consumer, but the people in the supply chain.

Reinaldo Velez

Dec 12, 2019, 10:10 pm Reply

U look good in anything,
If it's second hand or high end .
U look great.
💘 ur videos!

Rag And Bone Man

Dec 12, 2019, 10:14 pm Reply

Im the same wouldnt want to loan clothes case i ruined or fucked em lol, the red top and cow skirt was a great look for you, the dress fitted you well i think hannah

sempraxiii

Dec 12, 2019, 10:19 pm Reply

It's waaay too expensive but THIS RED TOP LOOKS SO GOOD ON YOU

Luci Alveroy

Dec 12, 2019, 10:22 pm Reply

Hannah: I'm not gonna show you the items I chose cause I want them to be a surprise.
Also Hannah: shows the clothes she got on the thumbnail 😂

David Brewer

Dec 12, 2019, 10:24 pm Reply

OMG!

emilymciver

Dec 12, 2019, 10:25 pm Reply

I think this is an interesting concept and a cool / novel idea. The clothes looked great on you. I do wonder if sustainability is something inherently easier for those with money (like everything else in life)

Luxiez

Dec 12, 2019, 10:48 pm Reply

I think they need to be designer clothes so that they will last and stay nice as many different people use them?

Gregory Thomas

Dec 12, 2019, 11:13 pm Reply

The red top with the jeans was very nice.

A Aran

Dec 12, 2019, 11:15 pm Reply

Hannah, if you want to not have to google discounts, get the Honey app which scans the internet for codes for you!

Veronika Nordberg

Dec 12, 2019, 11:39 pm Reply

The prices for the garments themselves is not high if it's an independent artist making them. Materials are expensive, and quality is time consuming. To be able to make a (even tiny) profit you have to charge a lot for it.

Unless my conversion rates are off, I'm not British and I did the math in my head

Ala ma kota

Dec 12, 2019, 11:53 pm Reply

Rent-A-Swag by Tom Haverford

The Queer Runner

Dec 12, 2019, 12:33 am Reply

The skirt, you will be pleased to know, is faux 🙂

marion

Dec 12, 2019, 12:50 am Reply

I'd totally do this kind of thing for like a prom dress or whatever but I'm not sure about day to day clothes x

Cee Bee

Dec 12, 2019, 12:52 am Reply

Blimey, that’s pricey. I haven’t even spent that much on clothes this year! One t-shirt from All Saints (sale), two M&S bras and some M&S pants. For this much I’d want to buy something that I can wear and enjoy forever.

TippityTopp

Dec 12, 2019, 1:05 am Reply

I guess it's a good way to find items you wouldn't usually choose ? Now you can find a second hand cow print skirt from eBay or depop!

Kathleen

Dec 12, 2019, 1:24 am Reply

I love the idea but too much money. If you sew your own clothes that's also being less of a consumer because you make to fit exactly and because there's effort, you are less likely to make things you won't wear.

Lindz J

Dec 12, 2019, 1:55 am Reply

Could you do videos on how you style clothes?! You make the cutest outfits and have the most adorable style!! Pleeease

Stokie Joe Bushcraft

Dec 12, 2019, 2:20 am Reply

Looking good Hannah.

The Francophile Reader

Dec 12, 2019, 3:40 am Reply

£99 a month and you can't keep the clothing? No thanks. I will just buy clothes from a charity shop. Also, you could buy less clothes even if they are not the most sustainable pieces and/or re-wear what you already own until they fall apart.

ugenewis

Dec 12, 2019, 4:08 am Reply

Ya gurl stay reppin the Huffle Puffs 😎👍

gwynneio

Dec 12, 2019, 5:36 am Reply

I am skeptical of this as a sustainability option? What do they do with the items after a few months, and are they sustainably made? I feel like this business model is a thinly veiled wear-and-toss sort of system.
Love hannah, not sure on this idea though

MerylMak

Dec 12, 2019, 7:26 am Reply

For the last 4 months or so I was doing Rent the Runway, which is a subscription service here in the States. They have an option for unlimited monthly rentals where you can keep 4 at a time but once you return one, you can get another. It's a bit pricey but i found it worth it, especially as I had gone through some weight fluctuation and I didn't want to buy a whole new wardrobe just to feel comfortable and confident and then have to do it all over again. The nice thing was that they have a shop in NYC so I could go before or after work to pick up items I ordered from the website or just try on things they have on-site. They do mailing services too but honestly my body type is so funny that for someone like me (curvy, plus size), I wouldn't recommend unless you are by one of the shops so you can try it on before committing. All that being said, I had to cancel this month for financial reasons and I already miss it! I don't care much about labels but I did notice that many of the items were better quality than I could afford otherwise.

mexDpeace

Dec 12, 2019, 7:44 am Reply

I feel like when I'd rent clothing I would either fall in love so much I wouldn't want to give the item back or not like it at all and never wear it…
But conscious shopping and a small wardrobe does work well for me so maybe renting just isn't my thing (for now at least).

Anjel

Dec 12, 2019, 8:12 am Reply

I will happily pay 90 € for a pair of well fitting jeans that will last several years but I would not be willing to pay the same amount per month for renting 3 pieces. Just started sewing my own tops again after not finding something I like.

Valery Olympia

Dec 12, 2019, 8:52 am Reply

I would actually really like a service like this for accessories and jewelry!

rossignollyr

Dec 12, 2019, 10:03 am Reply

I actually would be terrified of accidentally damaging the clothing if I were to rent designer brands. 😂

ReadWriteZoe

Dec 12, 2019, 11:07 am Reply

I honestly don't care about labels, so renting wouldn't be good for me. Add into the mix, I'm odd shaped and plus size, it would be such a headache!

bee

Dec 12, 2019, 11:12 am Reply

I really liked the videos by tiffany Ferguson about her nuuly subscription! It‘s more items per month for about the same price, but you actually don’t have to worry about breaking anything because it‘s calculated in the price!

ToniLittleStranger

Dec 12, 2019, 11:40 am Reply

I get that it's a lot of money, but please understand that h&m and Topshop etc. Put way too low prices on their clothes because somewhere in the making of the clothing someone doesn't get paid. It's fast fashion. Please consider buying second hand if spending more money on clothes is not your thing, but stop holding fast fashion prices as a standard for clothing pricing.

Eleanor Ward

Dec 12, 2019, 12:59 pm Reply

Completely agree with you on the price range! An asos rental I would LOVE!!!

Ally May

Dec 12, 2019, 1:13 pm Reply

Does anyone know of a sustainable clothes-renting service in Australia? I’ve just done a quick google and can only really find rental sites for designer occasion dresses.

Sarah

Dec 12, 2019, 2:44 pm Reply

Happy Vlognukah!

Sarah

Dec 12, 2019, 2:57 pm Reply

Ohh yay for second hand video! So excited!💖💖💖

E

Dec 12, 2019, 3:29 pm Reply

that red shirt looked amazing on you

Danielle Snow

Dec 12, 2019, 6:34 pm Reply

You dont really have good thrifting in the UK huh? Here we have big thrift store that sell donated clothes for really really cheap! Like a few dollars

zapfanzapfan

Dec 12, 2019, 7:43 pm Reply

If you like big flowy sleeves you should get a magicians robe. It would work very well with your Emma Watson-accent 🙂

marshmallowpie42

Dec 12, 2019, 11:24 pm Reply

You could do this with friends or family members. Swap out some clothes for the day/week/etc.

michelle12093487

Dec 12, 2019, 12:47 am Reply

I've been thinking, instead of calling it vlognukah, why didn't you call it Hannahkuh?

Natalia Martinez

Dec 12, 2019, 12:03 pm Reply

This Christmas I ordered myself a clothing box where they source the clothing from thrift stores and I am so excited to see what they picked for me!! Totally on board with the second-hand shopping feeling!

leena norms

Dec 12, 2019, 12:29 pm Reply

I am in love with that cow skirt

Paul Stromberg

Dec 12, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

Beautiful as always happy Chanukah and happy Christmas to you and your family

Helen Stalbaum

Dec 12, 2019, 7:31 pm Reply

I would never rent clothes it's too expensive.

rougeimaginaire

Dec 12, 2019, 10:28 pm Reply

I’d be interested in a cool second-hand clothing rental service!

Sunshine34891

Dec 12, 2019, 10:32 pm Reply

I would never do this for rented clothes. you have to return them after a month? seems so dumb, I'd only rent a dress for like a gala or something, I don't need a rented skirt for 1 month for £99 hahaha

M D

Dec 12, 2019, 2:40 am Reply

you could use honey the google extension to save money

xylene

Dec 12, 2019, 4:47 am Reply

I spend on average maybe $400 on clothes in a full year (shoes included), so I could not imagine paying $99 for 3 items that I would only keep for a month. That is a big no from me! Lol. I don't care about labels or fashion. I just want to look decent and be comfortable when I leave the house. 🙂

José C Ortiz

Dec 12, 2019, 9:53 am Reply

Pium

Iris Iemenschot

Dec 12, 2019, 2:34 pm Reply

tuck the red top in to the skirt!

Jenna

Dec 12, 2019, 7:37 pm Reply

that dress is so cute! i wonder if i could rent it in the US. i hate buying dresses because my scoliosis makes it so hard.

Chanti

Dec 12, 2019, 9:24 pm Reply

What's the difference between at wide leg and a culotte!?

123456 7890

Dec 12, 2019, 12:26 am Reply

Reckon it’s a bit of a con when charity shops exist

Rebecca Hurford

Dec 12, 2019, 11:14 am Reply

The tiger dress looks like something the First Aid Kit singers would wear! Would like to see what they send each month for you! I am also not a fashion person despite loving clothes, so watching you struggle to find proper words to describe them is very relatable

anna barnardwright

Dec 12, 2019, 12:05 pm Reply

I would maybe rent a special occasion outfit but not if the only option is a regular subscription. I definitely wouldn’t use this service for day to day clothes because of the price! Also can you swap if something doesn’t fit?

Lavina Bhambra

Dec 12, 2019, 12:12 pm Reply

Something similar to Onloan is an app called By Rotation. Also an easy way to get second hand clothes is from Vinted and Depop. I've shopped on Vinted quite a bit & it is great!

Jenna Hardy Pedersen

Dec 12, 2019, 2:57 pm Reply

Would you consider doing a video where you speak about the brands available through the rental service? Understandably, not all expensive fashion is sustainable or more ethical, but I think people sometimes forget that by paying more for garments they are supporting a living wage and a safe working environment for people. That’s what really made me rethink buying cheap clothes.

Isa ericson

Dec 12, 2019, 5:55 pm Reply

This is not eco at all.
If anyone is thinking of trying this to be more eco, buying online is never that. Think of all of the transport and packaging behind everything; that's a lot of CO2!! Always try to buy from stores around you if you can and please don't buy into the "monthly box" bad going on- it's a big reason behind rising emissions right now. This is especially bad because of the constant back and forth..

Georgia P

Dec 12, 2019, 2:18 pm Reply

"is this real cow skin? i don't know how this makes me feel?" so you don't normally wear leather?

HarrietTwelveThree

Dec 12, 2019, 2:28 pm Reply

If you get the honey browser extension it finds discount cods for you. (#notspon)

HarrietTwelveThree

Dec 12, 2019, 2:29 pm Reply

I mean leather is real cow skin…

Natalia Ivaniv

Dec 12, 2019, 7:56 pm Reply

Hurr collective would be a better alternative to this website

Esmeme

Dec 12, 2019, 10:45 pm Reply

i feel like this in a high street version would be worse because to source the clothes it would utilise fast fashion. obviously, the clothes are being reworn but considering quality they’d have to be rebought/replaced. this kind of service only works with designer/second hand pieces in my opinion because sourcing them originally can be done more sustainably (even though many high end brands unfortunately still use sweatshops etc).

AlwaysEating Death

Dec 12, 2019, 10:57 pm Reply

I have an iron but rarely use it because I don't want to burn stuff 😬

Sarah Says Hello

Dec 12, 2019, 11:20 pm Reply

I prefer clothing swaps compared to a clothing rental.

Me

Dec 12, 2019, 1:29 am Reply

pointless, if you're wasting incredible amounts of resources to eat meat, the tiny amount you save on clothes is completely pointless

Jen Jen

Dec 12, 2019, 1:31 pm Reply

What if you accidentally rip or stain them?
I would so be up for a h&m or asos rental service!!!

RootedReinvention

Dec 12, 2019, 10:29 am Reply

This was Super Interesting. My wedding dress cost me £120 made to measure >_> And I still feel that was a lot for a dress I'll not wear again… 😛 So definitely feel the same re: costs and labels.

Peewee and Morph Tollon

Jan 1, 2020, 12:20 am Reply

Who watching in 2020!?!?

Ireallyreally Hategoogle

Jan 1, 2020, 7:23 pm Reply

Hannah, in "Things they should know", did you write "Yellow"?
lol

Ireallyreally Hategoogle

Jan 1, 2020, 7:40 pm Reply

Cowskirt, no
Red shirt, yes
Tiger dress, me, needs a belt and the neck bow??? is a bit too much

Every price in this video is WAY to high. One month rental = most of my wardrobe's worth. Joggers, jeans and t-shirts aren't expensive.

Ireallyreally Hategoogle

Jan 1, 2020, 7:40 pm Reply

Hannah, is it still "vlog" nika if you pre-film and it's not vlogs?

ComeUndun

Jan 1, 2020, 9:04 pm Reply

Ooh, expensive for things you don't get to keep.
I'm gonna stick to thrifting I think. Haha

Aella Lee

Jan 1, 2020, 3:44 am Reply

I think I heard about renting clothes from Stacy London, who was on What not to Wear. I considered it and think it would be a great thing for parents especially if it was cheap, because some growth spurts happen really fast.
If I rented clothes I would want to go to a store and I'd like the clothes to be not made from slave labor and/or from donations. I'd prefer it to be more local so there isn't so much of an impact for delivering. Otherwise it's still pretty close to fast fashion.

Smallgal100

Jan 1, 2020, 6:33 am Reply

The red top looked really lovely on you but I didn’t like the other items very much. I hope you had a very Happy Vlognukah!

thesleepingbeauty12

Jan 1, 2020, 7:26 pm Reply

I don't think I could use a service where I don't get to pick the exact garments. I'd also be concerned about sizing because I'm a size 6 UK.

Esme Plants

Jan 1, 2020, 1:56 am Reply

This is a very cool idea, I just wonder about the sustainability of shipping back and forth if this was to be a solution for loads of people… ? Thrifting, shopping locally and sustainably can be expensive (e.g I love Reformation but damn) but doing this less often than buying fast fashion comes out to less quite often, not to mention the clothes last longer because of the quality

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