Laura Shipman MUA wrote:
Loads of stylists buy and return.
Just check the stores returns policy when you buy and then leave all the tags on and be really careful with the clothes on set, keep them clean and such.
I can't stress enough how despicable this is.This is a HORRID practice and in some places is viewed as stealing (theft by deception is the exact term). It's also uselessly deviant when you take into account the number of stores and designers that will legitimately lend out clothes if they're asked properly and in advance. Moving on...
Hemera Visuals wrote:
Looking to put together a country/military mens editorial theme shoot together with my friend. I am wondering where is the best place to get clothes for any shoot ? And how easy is it to return clothes to a shop to get your money back?
Considering you want something specific your best bet will likely be to bring on a wardrobe stylist or designer who can source clothes based on their relationships or who has something in the vein of what you're looking for. Barring that as an option you may want to look at a mix of local theater departments and boutiques as a means of mixing and matching. Ask to borrow the pieces. Many places will allow this if you 1) leave a security deposit or your credit card information in case of damage to the items and/or 2) provide them with images in a timely manner to be used as a part of their promotions. Not knowing the specific nature of your project e.g. a test shoot, magazine submissions ect. I can't really advise beyond that