Disposable Couture

Fleeting nature of fashion has consumers looking for less costly alternatives
Implications - Fashion is fickle; the fact that it is constantly changing means that those who want to look stylish and trendy must invest in new apparel and accessories each season. However, services and alternatives that allow style-savvy consumers to enjoy fashion without having to commit large amounts of cash are on the rise. Ranging from rentable couture and apparel-swapping sites to monthly clothing subscriptions, these alternatives provide budget fashionistas with a way to look on-trend and consistently obtain new outfits without having to break the bank.
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Pop-Up Shopping Pods - The Nike+ Fuelstations
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Hot 47,170 Clicks Pub: Mar 18, 12
Pop-Up Shopping Pods
The Nike+ Fuelstations
The Nike+ FuelStations are the latest developments from the Nike+ brand that focuses on bringing brands into the interactive era. The designs are interactive shopping pods in which users can enjoy a... [More]
Exquisite Couture Temp Stores - Louis Vuitton Pop-Up Shop Opens for Cannes Film Festival
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Hot 16,513 Clicks Pub: Jan 10, 12
Exquisite Couture Temp Stores
Louis Vuitton Pop-Up Shop Opens for Cannes Film Festival
Attendees of the 64th Cannes Film Festival had the pleasure of visiting the Louis Vuitton pop-up store, a luxury boutique that was inspired by "the world of cinema," as the Beautiful Shopping blog puts… [More]
Monthly Clothing Subscriptions - Le Tote Lets Users Rent Full Outfits for $49 per Month
SCORE: 5.2
Mild 4,295 Clicks Pub: Aug 24, 12
Monthly Clothing Subscriptions
Le Tote Lets Users Rent Full Outfits for $49 per Month
Rentable clothing has been on the rise in the fashion industry, and now there is even a subscription-based service, Le Tote. Le Tote is a San Francisco-based startup that tackles a problem many... [More]
Fashion-Trading Sites - Closet Swap Encourages People to Share Their Wardrobes
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Mild 2,867 Clicks Pub: Dec 3, 11
Fashion-Trading Sites
Closet Swap Encourages People to Share Their Wardrobes
Most of us probably have more than a few items in our closets that we'd like to toss, but Closet Swap, a new project launched by UK's Channel 4 Education and Inensu, encourages you to swap your unwanted… [More]
Polka-Dot-Infused Fashion Displays - The Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Selfridges Pop-Up is Exuberant
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 1,952 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 12
Polka-Dot-Infused Fashion Displays
The Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Selfridges Pop-Up is Exuberant
The Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Selfridges pop-up store in London has officially debuted. This amazing artistic collaboration is also being launched around the globe. The window displays are... [More]
Rentable Fashion Collabs - The Narciso Rodriguez Rent the Runway Capsule Collection
SCORE: 2.9
Mild 1,128 Clicks Pub: Jan 17, 12
Rentable Fashion Collabs
The Narciso Rodriguez Rent the Runway Capsule Collection
Borrow a dress from the Narciso Rodriguez Rent the Runway capsule collection and you'll instantly feel like you're ready for the red carpet. The fashion designer, who has designed frocks for everyone from… [More]