The Volte: The sisters earn $12,000 a month by renting out their old dresses to strangers

Rosa Fayad (left), 32, and her sister Anna Sharifai, 39 (right) earn $12,000 a month renting designer dresses

Rosa Fayad (left), 32, and her sister Anna Sharifai, 39 (right) earn $12,000 a month renting designer dresses

Two mums have revealed how they’ve turned renting out their old clothes into a business, and it’s earning them over $12,000 a month.

Sisters Anna Sharifai, 39, and Rosa Fayad, 32, from Sydney’s Hills district, first listed some of their old designer outfits on dress rental site The Volte in 2017.

Within three months, the sisters were sending their favorite dresses to parties every weekend and sometimes renting them out mid-week as well.

“We only had a few designer dresses, but they were very popular,” Rosa told FEMAIL.

She was on maternity leave when she started lending her clothes and realized that at $200 per rental she might not need to go back to her full-time job at all. immovable.

“Six months later, we decided to buy more dresses for the company, things we might not wear ourselves but knew our customers would like,” she said.

“We also added designer bags. So many women were renting dresses and asking if we had any accessories to go with them.

The sisters started with a handful of their own designer dresses, but they've been so successful in hiring them that they now have over 1,500 designer pieces, including bags.

The sisters started with a handful of their own designer dresses, but they’ve been so successful in hiring them that they now have over 1,500 designer pieces, including bags.

The Zimmerman Prima dress won the sisters over $10,000 despite being the cheapest of the rentals at $160 per event, it's paired here with a YSL bag worth $2,200

This blue dress was made specifically for Anna, but was later added to the collection where rental costs $290 a pop.  This dress and bag combo would retail for $4,600, but the sisters are renting it for $415

The Zimmerman Prima dress brought the sisters over $10,000 although it was the cheapest of the rentals at $160 per event, here it is paired with a YSL bag worth $2,200 (pictured left ) This blue dress was specially designed for Anna, but was then added to the collection where it costs $290 a pop to hire. This dress and bag combo would retail for $4,600, but the sisters are renting it for $415 (pictured right)

“But before that, I had never owned a designer bag, but we were focused on buying for our customers, not ourselves,” she said.

They’ve both added more dresses to the list since, including beautiful custom dresses worth over $3,000.

Rosa never returned to work as the fashion-forward side hustle, which they called The Designer Hire Spot, became their two full-time jobs.

“Some of the Zimmerman dresses we’ve had since the beginning are still rented out today,” she said.

“The Zimmerman Prima has brought us over $10,000 in five years,” she said.

The dress cost them $1,100 retail, but they’re loaning it out for $160 a night.

“It works for everyone, because these girls can wear their choice of dresses for a quarter of the price or less,” she said.

‘We had a woman who came back for the same dress a dozen times, they don’t sell it anymore but she loves it so she gets it from us for every event.’

The sisters pictured here with their mother, husbands and children say they are relieved not to have to return to their day jobs when clothing hire took off

The sisters pictured here with their mother, husbands and children say they are relieved not to have to return to their day jobs when clothing hire took off

Rosa said her heart sank when she saw that wine stain on a brand new $2,200 Balenciaga bag she had rented for the first time - but added the customer was happy to pay for it cleaning.

Rosa said her heart sank when she saw that wine stain on a brand new $2,200 Balenciaga bag she had rented for the first time – but added the customer was happy to pay for it cleaning.

Other, less expensive dresses are just as popular.

“The Selena dress cost us $500, but we rented it over 100 times at $130,” she said.

“We had the original four years ago, but now we have it in all sizes and colors because it comes out every weekend.”

The sisters have turned one of their garages into a showroom where they keep designer items and have over 1,500 items worth over $120,000.

They are open by appointment but do most of their business online and on Instagram.

The Selena, a $500 dress, has been rented over 100 times – now the sisters own it in

The dress is $130 per rental with the original 'still in good condition' after being available for four years

The $500 dress Selena has been rented out over 100 times – now the sisters own it in ‘every size’ as it’s in high demand

Rosa said most people take “good care” of their designer pieces.

“We brought back a Balenciaga bag with what looked like white wine spilled on it,” she said.

“My heart sank because it was brand new, it was the first time it had come out and it was a $2,200 bag,” she said.

“But the girl was really happy to cover the cleaning costs, which ended up being $165, and the result is perfect,” she added.

Mums say they barely have events worth dressing up for because they're excited to see their dresses getting used to

Mums say they barely have events worth dressing up for because they’re excited to see their dresses getting used to

The sisters are known for their wide range of bags, which includes Valentino, Chanel, YSL, Louis Vuitton and Dior, among others.

“We don’t have super formal dresses, so sometimes the girls who go to these events just come to us for a bag to finish the look,” she said.

Moms say they barely have dress-worthy events because they’re thrilled to see their dresses getting used.

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