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(Global Times) As using second-hand products has never popular in China, would people accept the idea of renting clothes? Metropolitan hit the streets to interview locals and foreigners about their thoughts on this new business model. To rent or to buy, which do you prefer?

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Zhang, female, China

I have not heard about it before. I will have a look at it first, but I don't think I have much interest renting from it. My biggest concern is whether the rented clothes will be returned as clean as before. What if the other customers have body odor?


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Zhao, female, China

I have heard about it, but I have not used it. I think Chinese people are still conservative about renting clothes because clothes can be intimate and are different from other things like bags. I would be ok with renting jackets and coats. In fact, I do have a lot of clothes which have not been worn many times since being purchased. I have been thinking about how to deal with them. That's a big headache for me. I think a business model like this will be accepted by more young Chinese, who easily adapt to new things.

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Wan, male, China

I have not heard about it. But I support the idea of renting clothes. Women often buy a lot of clothes and will put them in their closet forever after only wearing them once or twice. It would be better if they just rented clothes.  

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Hao, female, China

I would hesitate to rent because it deals with a lot of issues. Besides sanitation concerns, what if the clothing got damaged? How would the company identify whose responsibility it should be? If I rent or purchase something second-hand, it would only be something that I could not get in any other way. For daily clothes that I can afford, I would rather buy them myself.


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Taylor, male, Australia

We have a few clothing rental services in Australia. They are starting to pick up. There are a few for men where you can rent ties or socks. I think it's a cool system.


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Ryan, male, the US

I think one of the factors behind the movement is that China has never really developed credit systems like a lot of Western countries have. I think these new renting services for bicycles, clothes and electronics are a substitute for the credit card, which has never really been popular in China.

In the US, we usually wear something for about one year and then donate it to charity. However, people do rent clothes for special occasions such as weddings.
Sipei, female, Sweden

I have never heard of it in Sweden. It is good for the environment if you share instead of just using something a few times and then throwing it away. I think the consumption trend is good.  

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This post was edited by SEARU at 2018-7-7 21:00

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