The average American buys 64 pieces of clothing per year. Driving that impressively high number are “fast fashion” retail chains like Forever21 and H&M, which produce trendy clothing meant to be worn a handful of times and then disposed of. At the rate at which many young women are going through clothing, one begins to wonder: Why buy? Le Tote, a San Francisco-based startup founded (and self-funded) by Ridgecrest Capital’s Brett Nothart and Rakesh Tondon, is offering a solution to those asking that very question. For $49 per month, you can “rent” a full outfit, sans shoes, and return it for another at any time. Read the full story at Mashable.
Clothing Rental Startup Aims to be ‘Netflix for Fashion’
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).