Ten-Second Takeaway

Stage3 is an online space that lets you rent designer outfits for weddings & festive occasions at a fraction of their retail prices. Needless to say, we like.

Did Someone Say Rent?

For those of us with who love designer wear, but sadly don’t have enough funds to purchase most of it, Stage3 is a blessing. They let you rent outfits by big-shot Indian designers—such as Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Payal Singhal, Rina Dhaka, Ridhima Bhasin and Gauri & Nainika, among others—for just a fraction of their retail prices {10 – 15% to be specific}.

Been your eternal desire to wear a Sabyasachi lehenga once in your lifetime? This floral lehenga with crop top will be perfect for your friend’s sangeet ceremony, and so will this leheriya-draped saree by Papa Don’t Preach. Want to go a more traditional route for the ceremony? They’ve got gorgeous sarees by Raw Mango too!

How Does It Work?

image2-2The team at Stage3 consists of fashion designers, entrepreneurs, merchandisers, and stylists who work to curate the best of festive-wear from designers. Don’t worry; they update their inventory of outfits and accessories regularly.

The process of renting out is pretty simple; first, they alter the outfit you choose according to your measurements {they even have a video explaining how to take accurate measurements}, deliver it to you dry-cleaned & steam-pressed, and pick it up the day after the event. How simple is that?

So the next time you have a wedding, cocktail, or sangeet to attend and you want to rent a designer saree, suit or lehenga for a few thousand rupees, look no further.

Price: Rentals starting at INR 850

Featured photo source: Stage3