Sari Closet is an online sari borrowing service that provides you with access to a vast selection of saris and accessories sourced directly from India.
To borrow a sari, follow three easy steps:
1. Choose a sari from our collection to borrow that is available during the time you are looking for, (you can have the sari for seven days from the start date you select).
2. Choose a matching blouse for purchase -- our saristas will help you!
3. Choose any accessories you would like the day -- again our saristas are ready to help! You borrow the sari and petticoat, and buy the blouse and accessories. After checkout, we will ship the sari, blouse, petticoat, and accessories to you.
You will receive a USPS box with Sari Closet tape on one side - open this side only, so that you can use the same box to ship the sari back to Sari Closet.
After your seven days are up, ship back the sari and petticoat with the label provided and the same USPS box that you received, and keep your blouse and accessories for the next time you borrow a sari from Sari Closet!
You can have the sari for 7 days, starting on the start date you selected. This means that if you select June 20th for your sari, you don't have to mail it back to us until the 27th.
If you need more time, just give us a call and we'll work something out for you.
Absolutely! We are here to help! Whether you want to expand the selection of saris available to you, or give your non-South Asian guests a recommendation on where they can get affordable saris and learn how to wear them, we can help. We can provide you with inserts for your wedding invitations, or if you would like to arrange for group rentals, we can do that too. Simply call us at (310) 987-7219 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our expert saristas will ensure that your guests look their indo-chic best on your extremely special day!
Saris and petticoats are one-size-fits-all and wrap around your body. Our blouses come in three standard sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. Each blouse also has room to be taken in on the sides, and has been designed with a draw-string at the top to customize its shape to your body.
Going 'bare' by wearing just a tube top or strapless bra would likely be seen in poor taste by others. For that reason, we recommend a blouse, or at the very least a matching tank top. We chose to dress our models without a blouse to allow customers the creativity to imagine the sari with a blouse of their choice.
Absolutely! We have a video from our Sarista Interns that shows you how to put on a sari. You can see it at:
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Sari Closet requires you to provide a credit card, which we will hold on file against potential damages -- just like a hotel. Minor wear and tear is bound to occur and you will not be responsible for this. However, if saris come back excessively damaged, you will be charged the full retail price. We hope you understand - we need make sure that our saris are in top form for the next borrower.
All of our saris ship via USPS priority mail.
All payments must be made with a valid U.S. credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express).
You can keep your items in your Shopping Cart indefinitely, but they are not reserved until you check out.
Sari Closet will let you cancel your order to borrow a sari for a full refund if you cancel before thirty (30) days of the start of the borrowing period. Otherwise, Sari Closet will issue you Sari Closet credit for the amount of the borrowing cost.
We hope you like everything! However, we will allow you to ship the sari back unworn in exchange for Sari Closet credit, minus shipping costs. You must contact us within 24 hours of your arrival date in order to have the credit issued.
After your borrowing period, ship back the sari and the matching petticoat with the label provided in the same USPS box that you received.
Can't find your return label?
Need a New Box?
If the box you received your sari in can't be re-used for whatever reason, you can always use a Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box-O-FRB2 available at your local US Post Office.
If you would like to call your local office to make sure they have one before you go, simply visit their post office locator, enter your zip code, and click on the location most convenient to you. Then you can bring your return label, the sari, and the petticoat and take care of everything in one trip!
Plus, if you're traveling and want to lighten the load, you can ship the sari back from anywhere in the US!
Our service is currently offered to all 50 states of the US. We plan to expand soon.
Zero! Sari Closet pays for all of the shipping costs associated with sari rentals. Plus, we'll even send you a confirmation email with your tracking number so you know precisely where your order is. Sweet, right?. The only shipping we charge is if you only order a blouse or if you want your blouse to arrive early. Then we charge $5.50 for priority mail shipping.
We process your order as soon as we receive it, however getting your order to your doorstep takes a few more steps. If your order includes a sari rental, your order will arrive on the day you have selected as your arrival date. Otherwise, all orders should arrive 7-10 business days from the day you place your order. But we promise to aim for sooner!
Nope! Our specialists will expertly dry-clean each sari before borrowing periods. After each borrowing period, we will use stringent quality controls to ensure that our saris are clean and ready to be worn for the next person to borrow.
Generally we think of our saris as one size fits-all, but there is a caveat which we want to explain.
In terms of the saris, there are three components to the outfit: the blouse, the petticoat, and the sari itself. The sari itself is 44 inches wide by 6 yards, and will essentially fit anyone, unless you're particularly tall, and you need more than ~40 inches from your waist to your feet. For the blouses, the sizes are listed below and on the blouse pages, if those don't work for you, you can substitute a tank top or a different blouse that does fit. If you're close to one of the size of blouse below, they are made to be tailored and we can ship it to you early so you can do that.
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For the petticoat, they're under the sari, so length is not as much of an issue, and they can accommodate a waist size of 38".
If I need more help how can I contact Sari Closet?
Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any additional questions. Additionally, you may call us (310) 987-7219.
Nothing! They are different spellings that refer to the same garment. The saristas at Sari Closet use these terms interchangeably and you'll often see both spellings on our site. The two words are the orthographic analog of pronouncing the word 'potato,' 'poh-tay-toh' or 'poh-tah-toh.'