At MINE, we know that when women aren’t pregnant, they are used to a huge walk-in closet full of clothing. However, during pregnancy, it’s just hard to justify spending $80 on that cute blouse or $200 for a great dress, that you’ll maybe only wear for four or five months. So you resign yourself to a few basic items and wear them week-in week-out. Or you borrow your sister’s or best friend’s maternity clothes (which aren’t your size and definitely NOT your style) and wear those.
Well, we are here to show you a different way to dress while you’re pregnant. We created MINE for the professional woman to feel like even though she is pregnant, she still has that huge walk-in closet selection of maternity clothes to choose from.
So instead of buying that business suit for $250, borrow it from us for as little $62. Or if you are thinking of spending $85 for that brand new work blouse, you can borrow four from us. You’ll spend the same amount of money, but you get more of a selection and can vary your wardrobe every month if you choose. Plus, you can wear clothing that fit you right now, not what you are supposed to grow into!
And just in case, you see something on the website that you absolutely love, we’ll also offer you the option to buy the clothing brand new at the full retail price, as long as it’s still available.
Here’s how easy it is to borrow an item:
- Browse through our fabulous maternity closet and when you find something that fits your style, choose whether you want to borrow or buy it new (if available).
- Borrow by the month, or if you want to keep it longer, that’s great too! There’s never a late fee – after the first month, we will just charge your credit card for an additional month if we do not receive the item back within seven (7) days of its due date. However, if it’s an evening gown, we know you do not typically need it for more than a weekend, so you will have just a fourteen-day borrowing window for evening gowns (giving you a enough time to receive it and return it to us). If we do not receive the special occassion dress within seven (7) days of its due date, we'll charge your credit card for an additional two weeks.
- Borrow more than one item at a time. If you already own a pair of black maternity pants, go ahead and borrow a few of our blouses to mix and match.
- When your belly has gotten too big for the clothing you have or you’re ready for some changes in your maternity wardrobe, just return your initial borrows and pick out what you want to borrow next!
There are lots of advantages to borrowing maternity clothes. Here are just a few reasons:
Savings: Borrow fashionable maternity clothes without the long-term investment.
Fit: Wear sizes that fit you as your body is changing.
Variety: Expand your maternity wardrobe without the associated costs.
Designers: Access to private label designers from all over the world for unique outfits.
Trendy: Look and feel beautiful wearing trendy maternity clothes that are up to date with current fashion trends.
Closet space: You no longer have to worry about what to do with all your maternity clothes after the baby is born.
Seasonality: Update your wardrobe as your body changes and the weather does too!
MINE carries current, trendy designers from around the world that maybe you could get if you visited all the little indie shops . . from Austin to Australia. But when you're getting ready for a baby, who has the time to drive to the mall to scour the racks of some overpriced national chain? And your boutique shopping time is dominated with outfitting the nursery -- there's no time to get cross town to that specialty maternity shop (that would blow your budget anyway). That’s where Mine for Nine comes in: We bring hard-to-find maternity designers to your fingertips (think Ripe Maternity from Australia, Seraphine from England and Maternité from California ), and you can borrow the size you need now (not what your changing figure will need in a few months!) -- at a fraction of the cost to purchase.
Our list of designers is constantly expanding, currently we carrying clothing from the following designers:
Not only does MINE offer you the affordable luxury of changing clothes as often as your shape (or mood...) changes, but also we make it easy to get just the right fit. We measure each and every garment's bust, waist and hip dimensions, plus inseam and back length, so you know exactly what you're getting. No need to read the tea leaves of regular size tables -- we tell you the actual dimensions for every garment, every size.
Still have a fit question? Just contact one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives during regular business hours either by phone or e-mail and we will answer all your questions about a particular item. We will make sure you never have to deal with an irritating waistband again! We want you to feel comfortable ... we know how important that is to you!
How do you measure your body for the right fit?
Tops: measure your bust and your back (this gives you a better sense of how long the top will be since the back doesn’t take into account the extra fabric for your bump).
Blazers: measure your bust and your back (this gives you a better sense of how long the blazer will be since it doesn’t take into account the extra fabric for your bump).
Dresses: measure your bust, hips and dress length (from the back of your shoulder to the bottom of the dress).
Pants: measure your hips and inseam.
Skirts: measure your hips and your hips to the bottom of the skirt.
Note: when looking at our measurements for stretchy fabric, it is the most the fabric will stretch comfortably.
Where should you measure?
Bust: Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist: Measure around your natural waistline, keeping tape a bit loose
Hip: Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your leg.
Skirt length: the distance from the hip to the bottom of your skirt.
Dress length: the distance from the back of your shoulder to .
Inseam: measure from the crotch to the bottom of the leg.
The Wish List allows you to keep track of clothing that you like but may not need right at the moment. For example, you have your cousin’s wedding in three months and you like one of our evening gowns, just put it on your wish list and when you’re ready to borrow the dress, you’ll know exactly which one you wanted.
The Wait List lets us know which clothing you may want to borrow, but is currently being loaned out to another customer. And, even if you put the item on your wait list, it doesn’t mean you are obligated to borrow it once it returns to our closet. We’ll just notify you that it’s available and then you can decide if you would still like to borrow the item.
Everything we send to our customers will either be brand new or in like-new condition, we just ask that you return it in the same condition that you received it in. We will take care of the regular dry cleaning or hand laundering of your lightly worn items. For those instances where you spill a drop of your iced latte on your blouse, we just ask that you treat the spot while it’s still fresh if you have several days left on your “borrowing” window. However, if you prefer not to worry about stains, you can elect to purchase insurance for $5, which will cover these little mishaps.
If you are interested in buying the clothing you borrowed, just call us at 877.303.0680 of e-mail os at email@example.com and we’ll evaluate the clothing’s age and condition and respond back with a price. If you decide to purchase the item, just let us know and we’ll charge your credit card the difference between your borrowing costs and the price quoted. However, if you have borrowed it for a period of time that exceeds the quoted price, we will not refund you the difference and there are no refunds once it’s purchased.
We think borrowing maternity clothes is a great idea since these items are so temporal in nature and then you don’t have to worry about what to do with the clothes after you’re done. But if you would prefer to own the clothing outright, we also offer to sell our items new at the full retail price as long as it’s available in inventory. Simply select the “Buy” button and it will be added to your shopping cart.
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