Summer is finally here, and with it, the usual slew of galas, benefits, weddings and formal events. Luckily, Chicagoan Janet Mandell recently turned her popular blog, Fashionaholic, into a brick-and-mortar store, By:Fashionaholic, just in time to outfit shoppers in her chicest styles.
It works like this: A yearly membership fee of $1,000 gets you access to a by-appointment treasure trove of gowns, separates, shoes and accessories available for rent — plus expert stylists to help pull the look together. A Champagne-fueled shopping session could have you trying on pieces by Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent and more. If you’re just looking for a bag to borrow or accessory to finish off a look, swing by THE VAULT, which offers highly coveted Hermès Birkin bags among other fabulous accessories.
Rentals start at $150; Byfashionaholic.com
Pictured at top: Saint Laurent dress | Photo by Lisa Richov