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Ooh la la, Dior!
Be honest, is your toddler keeping up with the likes of Harper Beckham? Feeling a bit slovenly next to Rachel Zoe's son, Skyler? Well it's time to sharpen up, slacker. Behold: Borrow Mini Couture. It's basically Rent the Runway for toddlers! Now you have no excuse whatsoever for not dressing your little drooler in the fly-est designer duds.

Oh, I guess you still have the obvious excuse: Your kid is a messy toddler who ruins clothes. But that's a boring excuse! Let's explore the wonder that is kiddie couture on loan.

To be fair, I can think of a few reasons why it might actually make sense to rent fancy clothes for toddlers. Maybe you have an event where your child is expected to appear -- as a flower girl or ring bearer at a wedding, for example. And you obviously don't want to pay a lot of money for an outfit they'll wear only once, not to mention fit in for just a fleeting few weeks.

Rent this amazing Chloe ombre and sequin shift for $99 (it retails for $403) and your little one can be a princess for a day. I want this dress in my size. Or put your son in this dashing grey Ludlow suit and tie by Crew Cuts for $82 and be glad that you don't have to spring for the full $392. Of course, a suit from Sears will run you as little as $31, but once you've seen the Ludlow it's kind of hard to be okay with the Sears. Or maybe it's just me. (Damn you, Crew Cuts!)

Wait a minute, wait a minute -- I forgot we're talking about toddlers' clothes, not adults'! When I think of toddler clothing I see two things: Stains and tears. At least these kiddie couture outfits are insured and you won't get charged when (not if, but WHEN) your kids ruin them. Honestly, I don't know how they'll stay in business that way, but whatever. That's not your problem!

I don't know... I still think you'll be paying more to borrow a dress than you'd pay for some cheap, frilly number (like from Target) you can let your kid use as a play dress after the event.

Would you rent fancy clothes for your toddler, or would you just buy a cheap fancy dress from wherever?

 

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