Charlotte, NC - Sept 15, 2017
Getting dressed for formal and black tie events can break the bank. Two of Charlotte's businesses, Dressed Charlotte and Tuxedo Lady are collaborating to bring rentable formal fashion for both men and women to Charlotte. Their collaboration will focus on large events including homecoming, prom, bridal parties and black tie galas.The goal of the collaboration is to create a local alternative to larger chains with highly personal client service while still maintaining reasonable pricing where alternatives are charging significantly more. Women will be able to rent formal dresses for under $100 and men will be able to rent an entire formal outfit for under $200.
Both led by female founders, Bernadette Maulion of Dressed Charlotte and La Shanda Millner-Murphy of Tuxedo Lady have already been teaming up prior to the new studio. Running into each other at several fashion and wedding industry events, Bernadette and La Shanda learned their approach to their clients and their businesses were very similar. "We both believe in high touch client service. People have many options in Charlotte on where to shop, but our clients support our businesses because we get to know them personally" says La Shanda. "We also make sure that we work with each client's personal style and preferences, and we are still able to provide very reasonable pricing. We are really proud of that" says Bernadette.
With Tuxedo Lady providing menswear and Dressed Charlotte providing womenswear, it was natural to refer clients to one another. Those referrals led to a two-way consulting and mentoring relationship. They soon began attending fashion and wedding events jointly to promote both their businesses. It soon became obvious that their next step would be offer promotions together where men and women can get dressed together via their services for one low price. They are currently offering a homecoming as well as upcoming holiday package where a couple can rent a tuxedo and a dress for $200 including all taxes and fees.
About Dressed Charlotte
Dressed Charlotte is the Queen City's local dress rental service that aims to help women save and make money. Dress rentals start at $39 for four days and includes the dry cleaning. Dressed Charlotte clients make personal styling appointments to try on any of the 800+ dresses available for rent from daytime to evening wear. Women can also make money by lending their dresses to the company, earning commissions for each rental while saving closet space. Operating in their second year, Dressed Charlotte has already gained a strong following with over 1,800 signups, 190 lenders and over 3,000 followers on social media. To learn more or schedule an appointment, visit dressedclt.com
About Tuxedo Lady
Tuxedo Lady masters the skill of measuring for proper fit and style for clients with various body types. Tuxedo and suit rentals are available in all inclusive packages that include jacket, shirt, pant, shirt, accessories and shoes with 90 styles and 280 vest/tie colors in our collection. Next day service is available for those last minute formal occasions. We are proud of the 32 years that we have been providing formalwear and suits in the North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia regions. To learn more or schedule an appointment, visit tuxedolady.com
Bernadette Maulion, Dressed Charlotte
415 East Woodlawn Road Charlotte, NC 28209
La Shanda Millner-Murphy, Tuxedo Lady
1409 East Blvd Suite 200 Charlotte, NC 28203