Like particle accelerators, wardrobes are inescapably bound by the laws of physics and can only hold so many high heels before tearing a hole in the vintage-vogue continuum. Keep the universal fabric intact while eyeing new fabrics with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a two-month membership for clothing and accessory rental at Pretty Is (a $110 value).
Pretty Is, featured on the San Diego Magazine Blog and situated in the heart of downtown, enables the fashion-forward to augment their wardrobe without the high price or commitment of a permanent purchase. Chic items from designers such as BCBG, bebe, and Stacie May line the racks of the stylishly decorated boutique, eliciting endless combinations of shoes, dresses, handbags, jewelry, and other accenting accouterments. Members can borrow up to five items per visit, making it simple to snazz up an old ensemble or craft an entire outfit for a night out, a bachelorette party, or the snooty corner hot dog stand. Pretty Is provides a six-seat vanity for an entire party to doll themselves up before a big night, or members can ask the professional beauty buffs on staff to engineer a hairstyle and expertly apply makeup for $80 (reservations required). Make your fashionista influence heard during the two-month membership, as members also get to vote on which select items can enter the store's curated shelves and which are banished to a realm of middle-school yearbook photos.
To keep their clothing squeaky-clean and free of wasp nests and dubstep stains, Pretty Is ensures each item is professionally cleaned between borrowers. Members can opt to pay a cleaning charge at the end of the month to cover their items ($3–$10 per item of clothing), or they can get the pieces cleaned on their own time. If it's love at first runway sashay, members may permanently acquire their favorite items for the purchase price.