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Uncovered by LA Weekly, Athenaeum Fashion Library is a place where patrons borrow designer clothes instead of books. Each rental is good for two weeks, and must be returned in good condition.
The selection includes in-demand pieces both new and past-season from the likes of Isabel Marant, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Prada, Chanel and more that were donated from the closets of 20 well-dressed individuals. Membership entails a per-monthly fee: there's Bronze Lamé (pay $25 per month, borrow up to $180 worth of merchandise at a time), Silver Lamé (pay $50 a month, borrow up to $600 worth of merchandise at a time) and Gold Lamé (pay $150 per month and borrow up to $2,500 worth of merchandise at a time).
McKenney started the library as a resource for those in the entertainment industry who need new outfits for auditions, photo shoots and more, but hopes that additional folks find out about its services. Unfortunately, she is currently looking for someone to take over the business, otherwise it will close down this month. Check out the goods on Instagram here and drop by the storefront on Fairfax Wednesday through Sunday 11am to 7pm.
· Library: Fashion Athenaeum [Official Site]
· Library: Fashion Athenaeum, Los Angeles Branch [Facebook]