Friday, February 22, 2013

Rent it. Frock it. Repeat it.

Last week I had the honour of visiting Rent Frock Repeat in Toronto to pick out a dress for the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards (try to say that 5x fast!).

I first heard about Rent Frock Repeat about a year ago by my friend Jessica ( blogger), but had forgotten about it until I saw them showcased on The Marilyn Denis Show a few months ago.

I knew that I had an awards gala coming up and wanted to look smoking hot, so I knew that making a visit to RFR was a definite necessity.

I thought, how often do us women have an event to go to, but we don't have a dress to wear? We end up spending valuable time shopping only to find a dress that fits okay, we spend some money on it, and then it just ends up sitting in our closet taking up space.

Here is a quote from their website, describing what they're all about:

"At Rent frock Repeat, we believe that fashion isn’t just about owning stuff: it’s about walking into a room knowing you look good. The right dress can change everything. It can make you feel elegant, beautiful, and confident—a real Cinderella moment. Our goal is to create this moment every time you rent with us.
We shop the best designer dresses from around the world, visiting top fashion shows and showrooms. Then, we make the dresses available to rent for a fraction of the retail price. Save money and closet space by renting a frock for any occasion. Use that cash for the perfect pair of shoes, put it in your vacation fund, or maybe give it to your favourite cause—we know you’ll find a million reasons to Rent frock Repeat."
When my sister Jenny and I walked in, we were bombarded (in a good way!) with tons of dresses to choose from.

When you create a profile with RFR online, you can create a wish list of dresses that you are interested in.  The girls are RFR already had my wish list dresses pulled and ready when we arrived, and once they learned more about the event I was attending, they pulled a few that they thought I might be interested in.

After trying on a bunch of different designers, including Christian Siriano, Badgley Mishka, Mark and James, Adam, Camilla and Marc and Peter Soronen, I finally decided on a gown by David Meister.

The funny thing is, the gown I chose wasn't even on my wish list.  The lovely Lauren, stylist at RFR, decided to pull out a gown that she just wanted to me to try on. As soon as I put it on, I knew it was the one.  These girls know what they're doing.

After a bit of convincing, I decided to choose a long gown instead of a sexy cocktail, because, let's be honest, in the words of RFR Co-Founder and President Kristy Wieber "How often do you get to wear a gown??"

Once the decision was made, the rental process was so easy! All of it was done online, and I was given a 4-day rental period. The dress was shipped to me via Canada Post, and the shipping that I paid on the front end paid for the return shipping of the dress after my event.

When it arrived at my door just a few days later, I opened the box to, not only my gown, but a super cute gift pack that included Hollywood Fashion Tape (double sided) as well as a Deodorant Removing Sponge (which can also be used for pet hair and most make-up powder). My dress also came with a thank you card from Kristy and Lisa (Co-Founder and CEO), as well as an inspection tag and reminder for when to put my "frock" back in the mail.

As for the night of the event, I LOVED my dress. The girls definitely knew what they were doing when they pulled it out for me.

I felt absolutely beautiful last night at the awards gala and am so happy with my choice for the evening.

For anyone who is looking for that PERFECT dress for your next wedding, date night, party, gala, black tie function, or even a girls' night out, I would HIGHLY recommend booking a personal consultation at RFR. Quite possible one of the best shopping experiences I have ever had.

A GIGANTIC Thank You to Lauren, Norah and Kristy for all your help next week. We will definitely be repeat shoppers!

Rent Frock Repeat is located at 35 Golden Ave. Suite 102. Toronto, Ontario.
Call RfR today to book an appointment for your next event!! 1.855.FROCK.IT (1.855.376.2548) 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jacqueline,

    Thanks so much for the lovely post! As a start-up we could never succeed without satisfied customers so we are so happy you enjoyed the whole experience. What we could never have imagined is just how generous our members would be. Thanks for taking the time out of your schedule to write about our company. We truly appreciate the support.

    We hope we earned the opportunity to dress you again for your next special occasion.

    Co-Founder and CE, Rent frock Repeat