Queen's "Let's Get Undressed"

A look into the campus' dress rental service

Screenshot of Let's Get Undressed website

Ever had an event but no time or money to find a cute new outfit? Let’s Get Undressed is here to help you out.

“We believe every girl should have the opportunity to dress up, be confident and strut the streets at least once in their university career,” service manager Sarah told The Journal about Let’s Get Undressed.

Like Rent the Runway or Rent Frock Repeat, the business offers a typical dress rental service, created in 2015 by three female students, conveniently bringing it to Queen’s campus. The service carries a year-round collection of dresses that are able to be rented out by students for any kind of event. 

Not only does the service make fancier occasions like the Iron Ring Ceremony or ASUS formal more accessible for students, it also works to provide a more environmentally sustainable alternative to shopping.

This is how the service works: students can stop by their space — located at SparQ Studios in Carruthers Hall — browse the racks, pick out an item of their choice, pay debit/credit/cash and are to return the borrowed dress by 3:30 p.m. the following Thursday.

Let’s Get Undressed not only provides a great service for students looking to borrow outfits at a low price, it also works for those who want to lend their dresses out and make some money. Drop your rarely- worn dresses off at their space or meet an executive member at the ARC to hand it off. What’s more, if your dress is selected as part of their closet, you’re awarded a 20 per cent discount off of the rental price each time your dress is rented out.

The dresses currently in the closet range from $15 - $40 for a week's rental and come in all different variations of style and fanciness.

On the Let’s Get Undressed website, browsers can search the general lookbook while using a search feature based on size to find their perfect dress. 

What started out as a service focused on lending dresses has actually turned into so much more. 

“We found that Let’s Get Undressed also became more of a platform for hustlers and entrepreneurs who want to get involved with a more hands-on role,” Sarah said. 

“This has become such a great opportunity for people who join us to learn more about what it takes to build an inventory system, engage partners, lead marketing initiatives and run a start-up,” she added.

Let’s Get Undressed has turned from a simple campus service to a dedicated team of students that work to provide their peers with a unique opportunity. 

The service now boasts two achievements — it rents out dresses for accessible prices and also allows students a chance to gain hands on experience on how to run a business in the retail services.  

In the future, Let’s Get Undressed hopes to expand and maintain a loyal, dedicated team of students. They also hope to continue to expand the business — both the selection of dresses they offer as well as the team of staff working together to maintain this service.

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