Vintage Rental Service
Here you will find a broad overview of our Rental Service and how it works.
We, Us, Our, AVVM - Refers to us, A Virtual Vintage Market.
Consignor - individual who consigns items to our Platform for the purposes of loaning them to Renters and for private, off-platform sales.
Renter - individual approved by our Platform who rents pieces for agreed periods from our Consignors.
Platform - Our A Virtual Vintage Market website and Instagram account through which A Virtual Vintage Rental operates. We refer to all collectively as our Platform or AVVM.
Rental Piece/Item - Item listed on our Platform for the purposes of renting/loaning.
Inventory - Collection of Rental pieces.
RRP - The Recommended Retail Price of an item.
Rental Price - The minimum cost to hire an item, excluding restocking & postal charges.
Membership - Individuals consigning their items to our Platform are required to have a paying Membership, which is for 6 month or 12 month periods.
IG - Instagram.
Shop - Instagram Shop feature.
OUR RENTAL PLATFORM
A Virtual Vintage Rental is our very own Rental Agency, providing a direct Consignor to Renter online service.
It is owned and operated by, and a part of, A Virtual Vintage Market.
Our Rental Services operate via our website, - our website provides the platform through which Consignors showcase their stock for the purposes of rental and Renters can request and loan items.
We list Consignor's items to our Instagram account, @avirtualvintagemarket, to promote both the items and the Consignor via the Shop.
How Does It Work?
Renters browse for pieces on our website, and can search either by product or through our Consignor directory.
We have included a limited number of search filters, including Designer and size, to make searching easier.
In order to rent an item, individuals must be an approved Renter. To become an approved Renter, individuals must apply and provide a reference for us to refer to. We approve both Consignors and Renters to ensure there is mutual trust. Once an individual becomes an approved Renter, they can make rental requests (this is through a member's online page on their account).
On item pages, there is a rental request button - Renters can make a request through this form, otherwise individuals will be asked to apply for rental membership. We will then respond to your request, emailing you and the Consignor to arrange the rental terms. When details of the rental have been agreed, we will provide terms for both parties to sign. Once terms have been signed by both parties, Renters will make payment directly to Consignor. Consignor will then ship the item, providing postage and tracking information.
Returning a Rental Item
Renters are to return items back to Consignors on the agreed date as per the signed terms. Renters and Consignors agree of terms of return, including postage details and costs, when agreeing on the rental terms. Renters must provide proof of postage.
Share Your Rental Experience
We want to hear all about your experience renting with us! Share your photos wearing the beautiful pieces you've rented by tagging us on Instagram and using the hashtag #myvintagerental
Please head over to our Consignor & Renter pages, found through our FAQs & Terms menu page.