29 August 2012

Borrow Baby Couture Giveaway!

Meet Heidi, one of my fabulous August sponsors and Owner/CEO of Borrow Baby Couture, a high-end designer baby/toddler clothing rental company for special occasions!

I was lucky enough to be able to review BBC myself and let me just tell you... I love it. It allowed me to put gorgeous dresses on Brynn that I wouldn't even dream of spending the money for!  It was very easy to use, the hardest part was deciding on which dresses I wanted to review!

The dresses came in a gorgeous box, which also included a pre-paid envelope and shipping label for easy returns after use.

As soon as I put the Il Gufo Knit Chevron Dress on Brynn...
... she immediately started twirling around.  She ADORED it. {And frankly, so did I.}
 SIGH.  This dress was so light and fun.  It's perfect for any summer event and/or holiday! 

The other dress I picked out was the Mochino Classic Navy Pleated Dress and, I'm going to be honest, I almost didn't give it back.  It was simply gorgeous.

This dress is such high quality.  It's perfect for more formal events, such as a wedding,  baptism, Christmas party and/or professional family portraits.  It's just a stunning dress.

I hope you take a moment to read Heidi's interview below!  Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom!!

1. So, tell us a little bit about yourself! 
I'm Heidi and I am due with my second son in 2 weeks (around same exact time as Jenni!) so that is currently occupying quite a bit of time. Just started my maternity leave from my "day job" and now focusing on Borrow Baby Couture for the next few weeks. My husband and I have a 20 month old, Cobb, and are just prepping for a 2nd little boy. Currently, we live just outside Baltimore and are running everything from our warehouse down here.

2. You own/work for an awesome company, huh? Do tell!
So, my husband and I started, own & run the company (with the help of 4-5 other employees). I am technically CEO and he is CFO. Both my husband and I went to business school and knew we wanted to work for ourselves, we just needed a good idea. After having Cobb in Dec. 2010, I was AMAZED at the amount of clothing we got that he either didn't wear at all and/or wore once b/c he grew out of it so fast. Additionally, I wanted to dress him in fashionable clothing but it was so expensive - thus the idea of Borrow Baby Couture. I actually went to business school with the 2 founders of Rent the Runway and saw how successful their business model of renting dresses was and realized the same insight of "not wanting to spend so much for something you would wear once" holds for babies/toddlers/kids as much as adults. We started by signing on with some awesome designers (Fendi, Versace, Dior, Galliano, Stella McCartney) and knew we had to give this a try - getting designers to buy into the idea was the hardest part!

3. How long have you been involved with this company and in what capacity? 
We have been working on the company for over a year now, but the site only launched in late June. My husband works full-time on it and I will be once this next baby comes. It took about 10-12 months to get inventory in, get the website going and cover all the logistics. We have a ton of spring inventory and are starting to get our Fall inventory in now.

We are actually launching a "private sale" site early next week where we will be selling all of our Spring inventory at record clearance prices in order to get ready for the Fall inventory. People can get there by just going through our current site and pressing on the private sale button at the top once it's posted next week - we're looking at discounts of up to 75% off retail (for new clothing that hasn't been worn yet too!)

4. What are your favorite items and what would you recommend to others? 
A few favorites...the beauty and quality of each of these dresses cease to amaze me...

 5. A giveaway, you say?
Of course! We are giving away a free dress/outfit rental of your choice!  All you need to do is visit Borrow Baby Couture and then come back and leave a comment letting us know which dress/outfit you'd rent if you won! 

This giveaway ends on September 7th and a winner will be announced shortly after!  Best of luck!


Megan said...

Great idea and gorgeous stuff. I'd rent the Moschino Red Bubble Dress with Flower Detail for her upcoming Christmas pics!

Shaun said...

Amazing idea!

You are right...it's very tough to choose just one outfit! I think I'd choose the Shark Bite Tunic and leggings, just because Paige would get a kick out of that name :)

Afton said...

Omg. I love everything but I think I'd rent the Stella McCartney bell dress with jeweled tank. Love love love!

Afton said...

And I must add that I wish the Zoe lavender poppy print dress came in adult sizes ;)

Anonymous said...

After going through the dresses 10 times, I think I finally picked one, the Heart Print Lawn Dress with Navy Cardigan
I think it would be adorable on Mackenzie. Especially for pictures.

The Vronko Family! said...

The Sherpa Poplin Dress by Jottum...it is so cute and I would never be able to buy it!

Laura said...

Fendi contrast panel shift dress for sure!!! How great is this site?! I love so many items that were available.

Jodi McGrane said...

Wow- I wish it went up to size 5 or larger!!

Tough choice.. but I'm going with the Pink Floral Cotton Lace Dress!

Abigail said...

What a great idea - I wish some of the dresses came in my size!!!! I love so many & the chevron dress looks adorable on Brynn!
I think I'd go with the Il Gufo Print Dot with Bow Dress.

Kayla said...

Such a neat site :)

I'd rent for my sweet not such a baby girl the Isabel Garreton Cotton Striped Collar Sundress OR the Rachel Riley Floral Smock Dress with Bloomers. It was tough to choose the ones though...so many cute dresses!!

Joslyn said...

I would love to see my girl in the BABY GRAZIELLA Garden Floral Smock Dress with Pink Smocked Cardigan. There are sooo many others, but this one is currently available in her tiny size!

Olivia's Mommy said...

This place is right up my ally! I am a certifiable shopaholic and love to get brand names at a deal, even for my 4 year old! However, at the holidays spending money on a dress she will wear once always makes me crazy! As a user of "rent the runway" I am siked that there is an option for my mini me! If I won, I would choose the Red Bubble Dress from Moschino for wearing at the holidays! Thanks Jenni!

Brad & Rachel said...

How are we supposed to choose? I would have to pick between the ZOE Bow Shoulder lace dress or the ZOE Watercolor print dress. But I also love the ZOE Lavender Poppy print dress. Ahhh, make it stop, I love them all!

Jess said...

I would borrow the Isabel Garreton Checked Gingham Chiffon Dress or the John Galliano Multi-Colored Gazette Print Sundress. But it's really hard to choose which one for sure!!

sara said...

I seriously can't decide...but maybe the Ettie Floral Eyelet Dress by Stella McCartney.

Krista said...

Awesome site! If I won I'd rent the David Charles Fuschia Classic Waisted Dress

staci said...

I'd totally get the Gauze Accented Silk Dress, but if the Ettie Floral Eyelet Dress came in Abby's size I would have gotten that for our Fall pics!

Unknown said...

These are beautiful dresses but if I where to win I would love the ladbug dress by Moschino!

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